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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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  • 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
+86 10 6404 4499
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got there at 4PM, 1 hour before closing and wish we had gotten there earlier . Finding inner peace with each of the 10 temples within this temple....you never have enough prayer in your life...

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of my favourite sites in Beijing, as a fan of Buddhist temples. It is a lot larger than expected, very beautiful and calming. Nearby there are some great streets and shops, which are not touristy at all, but a bit more upmarket.

Thank TPP01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful temple in the midst of the city, a place of quiet and reflection (although it can get busy with tourists) one of the biggest wooden Buddha statues in the world and many beautiful buildings to visit.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place with a great entrance of large trees on both sides. Lots of temples with different buddhas each has different name. Definitely need a tour guide to know about this place. It was built by king to have good relations with tibet and it...More

Thank SANKAR287
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place, but it's strange to go to a Lama Temple as a bustling tourist attraction in Beijing, while knowing the current situation in Tibet. That said, the architecture, statues, and atmospheric incense made it a very pretty place to visit.

Thank RozaLui
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked there (close to a metro and easy to find due to English signs on the main cross street). We hoped to get an English guide at the entrance but there weren't any so we rented an English audio explanation. The audio is supposed...More

1  Thank Virginatraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting place to visit in a local area - non tourist at all the most amazing thing is the biggest statue at the last building..it is like 3 floor high!!

Thank myania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In less than two hours it's possible to see most of it, but if you go there try to take some time to enjoy the calm of the place. Respect people praying and if you are lucky maybe you can hear monks sing. Old buildings...More

Thank Vianin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How many temples can you see in one trip I hear you say ... Whatever your answer, put this one on your list. We took a taxi from the Forbidden City across town (a few blocks - feels like across town is quite a distance)...More

Thank SteveAussie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to go all the way to the back where there's a "huge" standing Buddha (but inside a big hall type of building) which can be missed if you don't go far enough inside the temple grounds. As for the grounds of the Temple,...More

1  Thank Myo M
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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
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 .