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Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Phone Number: 0891-6323129
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This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of...

This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels, brocade and silk bands.

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At last a temple without having to climb uncounted steps and ladders ;-)

The temple has been renovated, is - as most temples, very impressive and historically important and seems to mark a beginning of the connections between China and Tibet

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Vienna Region, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The temple has been renovated, is - as most temples, very impressive and historically important and seems to mark a beginning of the connections between China and Tibet

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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most ancient and holy monasteries in Tibet, in August is very busy of chinese tourists but there are also many pilgrims and the view from the top on Barkhor Square is amazing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the seat of rich cultural site for Tibetans, thousands of tibetans visit and pray at this temple. very interesting story about the site of the temple chosen by the king when he built it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no reason not to see this: 1) neatly located in the center of the walking street 2) Good view of the city 3) Tons of nice figures etc. inside

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is located in the center of the busiest part of Lhasa. Many Tibetans pray in front of this temple, fully prostrating. It's quite a sight to behold.

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Lhasa, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most holy temple that every tibetan's dream to visit, every special occations we visit this temple. The main statue is Jowo Rinpochey.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Temple has so much atmosphere...not least from the smoke from incense and butter lamps. The wall paintings are fascinating and very lifelike. Most significant is the devotion of the local people who come in great numbers every day. A building full of emotion.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pilgrims queue for hours to worship this amazing Temple, it is so ancient and the artifacts are something to behold

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jokhang Temple is one of the crown jewels of Lhasa. It's a definite must do in any visit here. My group was fortunate enough to be given a tour by one of the resident monks of the temple. It was a high honor and added a lot to the history and sacredness of this now-tourist attraction. (I would say about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's the oldest temple in town and it shows . The minute you enter you understand this is very special ,authentic and it shows you in every corner how well Tibetan culture was preserved . An unexpected bonus is the roof with a nice view of the Potala palace so bring your tele .

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