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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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  • October 4, 2017
    Beautiful temple w/feel of peace & harmony. A must see even if not in attraction area. Beautiful court yards as well.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Where can one find a magical Temple right in the center of a bustling neighbourhood? Only in Beijing, the Lama Temple is beautiful and very close, to go to subway!
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  • October 3, 2017
    This temple was first a palace. After the death of the prince who lived there they made it a Tibetan temple since the first owner had a keen interest in Tibet, where one of his good friends was from. ...  more »
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  • April 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    Nice and peaceful temple with golden bouddhas. Should take a look if you're around. Quite cheap as well.
  • May 25, 2017
    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!
  • April 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    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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