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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

Closes in 22 min: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6404 4499
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For me as a person who has visited majority of Asian countries, Lama Temple is a typical Chinese temple, but no doubt it worth to visit if you are in Beijing. Personally I think it is not fallen into top 3 basket of Beijing's attraction,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 548amirn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Serene atmosphere. Interesting place to have a wander. The biggest Buddha statue is made from one piece of wood and is 18m high. The trip here is worthwhile just to see that.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 171madeleiner
Reviewed 1 week ago

In contrast to the massive layout and the throngs of tourists at the Forbidden City, the Lama Temple is a peaceful place, where the faithful and touristic alike enjoy the tranquility. There is lots to see, but it is small enough to take it in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Raquel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our last destination and we haven't regretted it. Giving discount to seniors is a big plus.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GT-martin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally, I think this temple is more beautiful than the Forbidden City. The artwork is amazing! Make sure to look all around you. I went during the first day of the last lunar month, many Chinese were visiting the Buddas, and my guide said the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leonelas189
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first temple in China. It was interesting to see all the different parts while being mindful of a number of the people there to worship. Amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BJCNZ007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best temples in Beijing, and notable as being dedicated to the Tibetan/ Vajrayana Buddhism patronised by the last Qing dynasty. There is a lot of smoke from incense here, and some interesting statues and buildings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulHedges
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a must if you are in Beijing, this was One of the nicest temples I've seen and I've seen a lot (temple groupie).

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 524royc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lama Temple (Yonghegong) (aka, Yonghe Temple and Yonghe Lamasery) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. During part of the 18th century, part of the building was used as an imperial palace for one of the emperor’s sons and the rest as a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
36  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was quite crowded and very cold (wear warm footwear!) but the rich history and site was spectacular. The incense is just such an amazing dimension added!

Date of experience: December 2018
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24 August 2018|
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Response from jacksonleungcs | Reviewed this property |
Many. all along the road across the main entrance
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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.
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