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Jokhang Temple

Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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A visit to Lhasa without visisting Jokhang Temple is not complete. So Jokhang Temple is by no means one of most important attractions in capital city of Lhasa, Tibet. 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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Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Jokhang Temple a few times. Its one of my favorite places in the world. Go to the Jokhang Temple, and walk a Kora around the temple with the locals, and feel the wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Ida B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jakhong temple is located in the heart of, since my Tashitakge hotel, which is practically very closely, to make a visit by rooftop and lounge for breakfast which is located in plant, the last I hover to see the rooftops of the city with the...More

Thank ref99fer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a tour guide made all the difference. The guide was able to put the temple in context of its religious heritage. A number of quite spectacular spaces and a quite stunning court yard area.

Thank Shaz1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is a hive of activity. There is so much history here and to watch the religious activity from butter lamps to incense burning gives you a peek into the religious live of Tibet

Thank CoryandLauraJurica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very colorful and interesting. Yak butter candle lighting within the temple is eerie and interesting. Great views from the roof.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent several hours at the Temple with our guide. I feel the guide made the tour as she was Tibetan and the Temple is very important to their beliefs.

Thank usmc63m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very holy temple with thousands years of history - my tour guide told us so much about the temple. Very touching to see the religious souls who pray around and inside the temple.

Thank emilysookying
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is where the buddha statue lives, that has been blessed by the actual Buddha, back in the 7th century. I wish I could have taken more pictures, but most of the amazing areas (rooftop, temple buildings) are all pictures/cameras off-limits. In more recent history,...More

Thank ninska_10
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A palce of worship and devotion. The pleaset smell of burning yak butter and incense give that magical feeling of being in a godly land.

Thank DPKW007
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Jokhang Temple is the most revered temple in Tibetan Buddhism. This is clear from the pilgrims and worshippers who walk around the temple and worship at the enterance. I believe worshippers have to wait for early morning entry while the main part of the...More

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