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Jokhang Temple, Lhasa

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
The main shrine for Gelug-school Buddhism and part of a World Heritage Site, Jokhang Temple stands at 3,650 m (12,000 ft) above sea level. Built in 647 CE, the temple complex boasts a gilded 1,300-year-old, life-sized statue of the young Buddha. Considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in Tibet, the site draws millions of pilgrims year-round. The colorful architecture of this four-level timber complex features a mixture of Indian, Tibetan, Tang Chinese, and Nepalese styles. Climb the rooftop to see a sweeping view of the circuit with prostrating pilgrims. Put Jokhang Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lhasa travel itinerary maker.
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  • Jokang temple is a stunning piece of Tibetan architecture and unlike the Potala Palace, you can admire and photograph its gilded roof, building and bells right from outside. There is a long queue of d...  read more »
  • This is a 1300 year old temple, greatly revered by Tibetans. There are beautiful statues and rooms inside, and the third floor offers nice views of the city. You will get a great flavor for local reli...  read more »
  • Jokhang is one of the main temples of Lhasa, important to local pilgrims and for sure has earned its name on the tourist trail! However, this is also a top attraction for local tourists given its easy...  read more »
  • Along with the Potala the other most important place in Lhasa. From the top of the temple wonderful view of the Potala at a distance.
  • Loved the way one monk "slaps" a question to another. Other monks sit around laughing, saying "I glad I was not asked that."
  • You can see Pottala Monestry from the top floor.
  • The best tourist attraction in lhasa
  • Such a beautiful place.
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