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Lama Temple (Yonghegong), Beijing

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Constructed with a combination of Tibetan and Han Chinese styles, Lama Temple (Yonghegong) represents a Buddhist monastery and the best-preserved lamasery in modern China. Built in 1694, the site initially served as a residence for court eunuchs, but was later converted into both an imperial palace and a monastery for monks of Tibetan Buddhism. Inside you can find many interesting works of art, such as three displayed bronze Buddhas, a white sandalwood statue of Maitreya Buddha, sculptures of Arhats in different sizes and positions, and large frescos decorating the walls. You can also purchase many souvenirs and quality incenses at the temple. Put Lama Temple (Yonghegong) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Beijing itinerary planner.
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  • The Lama Temple in Beijing is a working temple where one can see the monks fulfilling their duties. The temple is readily accessible by.subway. The admission fee is about 30 rmb. Visitors buy incense ...  more »
  • A lot of history but really not too much to view. The only amazing item was the 28 meter buddhist. Too many tour group, not worth it.  more »
  • The lama Temple in Beijing is perhaps one of the best times of the city or perhaps even the entire country. Stands throughout: beautiful architecture, magnificent statuary (in fact stands out the immense buddha carved from a single wooden trunk, winner of a guinness world record), enchanting atmosphere. There are many tourists, but there are so many beijingers who come here only for religious reasons. A historically important temple and that is at present still lived and attended. Really beautiful and absolutely not to be missed.
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  • Built during the Qing Dynasty, this is a massive temple complex popular with tourists and locals. There is are a number of impressive statues inside some of the temples, including a giant golden Buddha statue that is worth seeing by itself. Easy to walk around and people watch as well.
  • Nice and peaceful temple with golden bouddhas. Should take a look if you're around. Quite cheap as well.
  • Nice different temple, easy to reach by metro (just remember to walk left once your out to go to the main entrance). Ticket should be still just 25¥, enjoy this very unique tibetan style Temple!
  • It's a really interesting place and very beautiful, but watch out for the air quality. There is a lot of incense burning, and Beijing air can be very contaminated already. You may experience breathing difficulty and irritation as a result. Best visited on a breezy clear day if you have trouble coping with bad air.
  • Very nice temple , very easy to got there by the tram ( line num 5) must see if u near this area .

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