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Jokhang Temple, Lhasa

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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. Plan to visit Jokhang Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lhasa attractions using our Lhasa trip itinerary planner .
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  • This temple is the most sacred temple and from early morning people are lining outside the temple to visit. The temple structure is very unique and special, inside has many small temples apart from th...  more »
  • Go yourself and see the prayer service. All kinds of styles. Easy access from Main Street Lhasa. Two nearby restaurants  more »
  • Jokhang Temple was the first temple we visited after arriving in Tibet. It has a rich history, is the most important temple and is definitely a must see. From the roof you have a wonderful view of pot...  more »
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  • Amazing place, Symbol of Tibetan cultural identity and resistance. Today open to pilgrims and tourists however controlled by the Chinese government...
  • Great place, old Tibetan Buddhism temple.
  • Jokhang Temple is fulled of history. You need a guide to explain all tbe details for you along the visit. A very sacred Temple where you can see the worshippers pray along.
  • In Tibetan Buddhism, Jokhang temple is considered to be the most sacred temple attracting thousands of people each year. The temple was built by the King Songtsan and was attacked several times but it survived. It’s located in Lhasa, and is surrounded by mountains which makes it look more beautiful
  • One of the oldest temple in Lhasa. Very interesting place to watch worshippers praying and walking through Barker street surrounding the temple. Many handicrafts and souvenirs shops in Barker street. Can easily spend an entire day here.

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