Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is in the heart of Lhasa downtown. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. As the most sacred temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple is situated in Lhasa city and attracts many pilgrims to worship and circumambulating around. The temple was founded during King Songtsen Gampo’ reign (617-650 AD). At that time, the King built the temple to welcome his two brides, Princess Bhrikuti from Nepal and Princess Wencheng from China in Tang Dynasty. Both princesses brought statues of Jowo Sakyamuni as their dowries, therefore, Songtsen decided to build a temple to house these important statues. Together with Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple was built as well to place the statue brought by Princess Wencheng. Later, the statue was moved to Jokhang Temple as well for better protection.
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howardxp1
New York City, NY374 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
There’s over a thousand temples in Tibet. Maybe 2000?
If you want to learn all about Buddhism and see it in action, it’s a good way to see it.
There are areas that are newer and areas that are older - 1000 years+
Many monasteries got destroyed during the 1949 cultural revolution.
Written 7 October 2023
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tsai2009
Orange County, CA501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
this temple was built in mid 7th century in Tubo Dynasty when Tubo King married to a princess of Tang Dynasty. The princess brought a 12-year-old life-size Buddha statue along n the temple was built to place the buddha. Many historical items were displayed and murals were fascinated. A must go place when visiting Lhasa.
Written 10 September 2023
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James M
Brooklyn, NY11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Jokhang Temple is one of oldest temple in Lhasa and it is in the center of old town. Nicest thing that I saw is always active with lots of pilgrimage and locals are praying inside and outside everywhere but very sad thing is they can not visit after 12 noon. Tourist can visit anytime 9:00 to 16:00
I felt this is not far.
Written 28 June 2023
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BobbyGentry
Nanjing, China503 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Exterior photos of Jokhang Temple, generally considered as the most sacred and important temple. No photos permitted inside. The temple houses depictions of the Shakyamuni Buddha given by Tang dynasty Princess Wencheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti as dowries in marriage to King Songtsen Gampo.
Written 14 April 2023
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA940 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Went in June when Tibet re-opened so didn't experience the crowds and were able to enjoy this temple. Great architecture, felt peaceful and we saw monks praying, marveled at the interior design and attention to detail, and learned a ton about the history of the place from our tour guide. Being an avid photographer, spent quite some time (outside, not inside the buildings) to take pictures. Definitely worth a visit and as a foreigner, part of almost every tour's itinerary.
Written 5 July 2022
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Vita Loncar
Xi'an, China32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I was enjoying every minute in this special place. And when I saw Buddha 2200 years old, this was the special moment. I was also impressed with the monks debate (5 o'clock in the afternoon!). You can buy some nice things in the shop (which can helps monks!). Enjoy the history! Vita
Written 9 October 2021
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taitaimimi
Beijing, China47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Beautiful temple. It’s one of the oldest and has nice mural paintings. Always crowded with pilgrims. Do not miss the statue of Shakyamuni in the back. Nice terrace with view.
Written 9 May 2021
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bmick1920
Fort Myers, FL50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A good visit, but I was ready to leave because it was so crowded. Remember it's a holy place and treat it as such, and you will enjoy your visit all the more.
Written 23 September 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a must visit for Buddhists as it is an Iconic religious place. However, it is very crowded as it is very popular with the local Tibetans.
Written 30 May 2020
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Monk
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The architecture is amazing.
The feeling of peace and tranquility upon entering the temple is never to be forgotten.
Awesome views from the rooftops of the surrounding city and mountains
Written 28 February 2020
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