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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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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

I would certainly recommend going to the Lama Temple and take the time to walk all the way through. It is beautiful and really stunning.

Thank Nate080411
Reviewed 2 days ago

The woman at the ticket window all but threw my ticket and change at me; the security person barked at me to open my bag; the person who took my thrown ticket let out a huff and truly snarled at me. Then, once through the...More

Thank FraSea
Reviewed 3 days ago

The temple buildings are beautiful and the sandalwood Buddha is magnificent. There were many people actively worshipping here, and monks in some of the halls praying or reading. Definitely worth stopping at.

Thank Selsy
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Lama Temple was beautiful and some of the items in the temples were just amazing. There was a beautiful, what looked liked woven carpet mat, that turned out to be all made from different coloured sand! Simply amazing. The huge buddha statue is carved...More

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the most colourful and renowed Temple outside of Tibet. It was declared a namtional monument in 1949 and has survived the cultural revolution. Was renovated in 1979. Our guide walked us through the site explaining the history and beliefs. There were lots of...More

Thank FrankChris545
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In walking distance from other draws such as the drum & bell towers, this Buddhist temple is impressive. The ticket includes a bundle of complementary incense allowing you to follow the rituals across the various halls. The order of the halls provides a build up...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best sight in China is worth walking well-preserved many vendors for all tastes. If you go winter it makes you very cold !!!!!

Thank dimda1980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is great to visit because it has interesting architecture, history, cultural/religious importance, not too big nor too small, centrally located, a ginko tree walk way, the largest wooden statue and a easy to use audio guide. One minus point, it close at 17:00...More

Thank JC13542
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many sections to this temple... right leg in over the floor bean when u enter and left leg while getting out for good luck. One of the biggest Tibetan branch... the yellow branch... this temple is so well maintained. Be awed by the...More

Thank uozo2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful temple with an enormous Buddha. Seemed to be visited by more genuine Buddhist followers than many of the other temples we visited. It had a wonderful feel to it.

Thank CurlyLid
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Emma B
I will only be in Beijing for the evening. Is it worth going to the temple at 6pm when it will be dark to see it from the outside, or will there be nothing to see?
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 .
Hi what is the earliest time this is open? We are coming at the end of November and on our last day we have a flight at midday and are looking for an early morning activity.
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