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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6404 4499
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A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect temple, which features an impressive fifty-four-foot high Buddha carved from one piece of Tibetan sandalwood.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burning incense” (62 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
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+86 10 6404 4499
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the only working Tibetan Buddhist temples in the city. We visited late afternoon and it was a short walk from the subway station. Upon paying your entry fee they give you a box of incense to burn at the entry to...More

Thank HolidayKat_86
Reviewed 1 week ago

another example of amazing chinese architecture with timeless beauty for sure! a visual feast with its ornate features, plus all the history in it. well worth the time.

Thank doug p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lama temple is another temple that i visited as it had been recommended to me. I was not disappointed. The temple is quite expansive with two big buildings joined by a bridge, all ornately decorated and painted in bright colours. Even though the temple was...More

Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 1 week ago

lama temple is not a mere temple. you'll know many things about china through this temple. incenses perfume atmosphere all over the temple. I liked Buddha statue whose height is 18 meters and architecture style and lovely ceilings. some weird feeling occured to me when...More

Thank reemakaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was applying for my visa at the PSB and this is only down the road so decided to go with a couple of friends. Cost $25 RNB which is a great price and got a little CD with the ticket. I have seen a couple...More

Thank Dragonthugz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is simply amazing. Because it is an active temple there is a deep sense of faith and inspiration when you walk the grounds. On the same level as St Peter's Square in Rome and the Guadalupe Basilica in Mexico City.

Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were multiple layers to this temple and it was completely accessible. Lot of people were doing prayers and there was a very big buddha statue. This place is easy to go by subway. I would say a must visit place when you visit Beijing.

Thank vivek87s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is a must when in Beijing, it has gorgeous architecture and is very close to the Hutong area where you can purchase gifts and things such as incense and see the little streets that were Old Beijing.

Thank Maddylion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly serene and important to visit and share in the solemn burning of incense and prayer with pilgrims. The temples magnificent as is the Golden Buddha.

Thank Louise Cate C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy enough to find as it sits right above the subway station which bears its name. This is a working temple and on the cold winter's day I visited it was being used by many worshippers. Lots of incense and prayer halls - it is...More

Thank Happy_travellersHS
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Helen L
28 January 2018|
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Response from LondonHH72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you could visit without one. But, I think going with a guide would be beneficial. That is what we did.
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Beth L
28 December 2017|
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Response from Suman R | Reviewed this property |
Lama Temple is very near to subway. so reaching there is fairly easy
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