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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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Address: No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
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+86 10 6404 4499
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect...

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.

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One of the best Buddhist temples in Beijing

The Lama Temple is very close to the subway station of Yonghehon and an easy walk to get to it. The streets leading to it are full of stores and places to eat. Give it or take... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Lama Temple is very close to the subway station of Yonghehon and an easy walk to get to it. The streets leading to it are full of stores and places to eat. Give it or take, you can have a nice couple of hours visiting and feeling the ambience. Is very peacefully and charming. If you want you may... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is just an ordinary temple, back then this places was the place to conduct a test to become public servant for Qing dynasty. There's some statue and not much to see. but there's a lot to eat around this temple, also near to Beijing Immigration Office

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lama Temple in Beijing was a palace in Qingdynasti the Emperor Kangzi built this palace for palate eunuchs but change to a place to Prins Yong he be Emperor 1722 in his name is Yongzheng, The half of the place be a Buddhism Tempel for monks from Mongolia, and half of the palace still for the Emperor . Now is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice Tibetan lamasery in Beijing. I picked up some personalised health beads from one of the gift stores

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visit it by the end of the afternoon, around 2Hrs before closing time, it will get more quiet and you will feel the great energy of this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here before but, looking back, didn't go into any detail whatsoever. So I visited again when I went to China last summer and I was reminded of its definitive beauty. The temples have been very well preserved and really are quite wonderful. There are several statues and displays on show as well inside the buildings, and although the... More 

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The tall wooden Buddha statute is a must see. Tallest wooden Buddha in Beijing. Historic site. Nice, but I preferred it before they did it up for the Olympic games back in 2008

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this site numerous times (I live in Beijing), and it never gets old. The architecture is beautiful, and it is lovely to see the people visiting for religious purposes go through their rituals. It can be very crowded, but it can also be a peaceful experience. The entry fee is minimal, and there is so much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to see how the Buddhists worship and pray. There are many temples in a row with different types of statues of Buddha. It gives a history of Buddhism in China including the story of the Dalai Lama as viewed from the Chinese political aspect. You need a guide to explain the various segments of the Temple.

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Unique temple in the old imperial palace with exquisite wooden structures, decorations and tiles. The life of Buddha is illustrated through the numerous smaller and larger temples at this monastery and active worship shrine. Take time to learn about Buddha, his life and teachings as you walk though this impressing compound.

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