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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.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an odd one. At one level this is the most incredible temple I have seen in China. The art, layout, and complexity of the temple is unrivalled. However, while visitors are given incense to burn, and many of the visitors are indeed burning...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. This is an active temple where people are praying so please be respectful and only take pictures of buildings outside and away from those meditating.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Take a Subway to reach Lama Temple to enjoy some peaceful environment in the midst of busy Beijing. What I really enjoyed here was listening to the unison humming of lamas as their daily ritual. You can get some incense that you can light in...More

Thank Suman R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yonghegong was the beautiful Lama Temple and well maintain, you can see a lot of Lama Idol worship there, The last room with very tall Lama Idol with world record highest Lama Idol made by wood.

Thank Ping-i3
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tempel is large and still an active religious centre. I had expected to have more Tibetan architecture, but is mainly Chinese. If you have not seen many temples in China is definetly worth going there. If you have seen many, you could give it...More

Thank Haelen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed more visit here as I took my time looking around. I sat down a few times to take it the ambience and energy of the temple. It is the temple to see in this city.

Thank perfect_spy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lama Temple was a experience no-one will forget. The chanting of the monks in ceremonial dress is a very spiritual experience. Joe was my guide and he methodically and enjoyable took me around the entire grounds. Joe's wonderful personality and perfect English made it...More

Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice spot especially if you start here and work your way south through the hutongs. Most of the other tourists seemed religious or praying so we didn't stick around too long. I wouldn't put it on a must see list but it's a...More

Thank elpeekay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lama Temple is one of the best things I did in Beijing. There are many buildings -- there is plenty of space to walk around at your own pace and the structures and altars are quite interesting. It's a very peaceful, beautiful place right...More

1  Thank AGMathis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do the audio walking tour. Dont get caught taking video :( Be aware this is an active site of worship.

Thank Nettsiebaby
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Emma B
6 November 2016|
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Response from Sonal R | Reviewed this property |
No it closes at 4:00 or 4:30 PM. You will just see the entrance gate .
28 September 2016|
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Response from Claire S | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of day and the weather, you have to really be careful about traffic getting to the airport! One trip by taxi took us 50 min (from close to the Forbidden City), and another took almost 2 hours (from same... More