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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. Our Beijing tour itinerary planner makes visiting Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and other Beijing attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Incense have landmarks you wish you had been. Admission was required here. Of course I checked the luggage.
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  • How many temples can you see in one trip I hear you say ... Whatever your answer, put this one on your list. We took a taxi from the Forbidden City across town (a few blocks - feels like across town i...  more »
  • In addition to numerous Buddhas in several temples, the 18 metre high there is an absolute highlight. Also, get free incense sticks, which you can then burn and can burn in front of the Temple of his choice.
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  • Wonderful experience! Lots to see and enjoy. Quite busy with locals praying but there is space for everyone. The most amazing Buddha statue I have seen.
  • Prepare ahead before going, it is a big place. Try to travel in Feb-april for less visitors which means more time to be spent. Read some history first to understand. There is an old library with ancient scripts, make sure you find it on your way out by the right and ask for help on the scripts.
  • Beautiful and peaceful. Worth checking out in Beijing.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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