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Jokhang Temple, Lhasa

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Religious Site
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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  • We visited the temple in the morning when all the pilgrims and locals go. It was crowded but it was also the best time to see the religious fervour and the many ways this was expressed by the people. ...  more »
  • 西藏旅遊不外乎深度的風景、人文與高山症的體驗。其中選擇在大昭寺體驗人文應該是不錯的選擇。光腳丫繞寺跪拜的人、駐點查禁刀械的警察、面無表情的藏族人、笑臉迎人的店家老闆(大多是四川人)我個人覺得,很有解放的歷史感,對於中國的旅客,我想藏族導遊會少說很多,但因為我們一行人皆是台灣人,所以聽了很多他們被規定不能說的的事。譬如哪些寺廟是如何保住的? 達賴是如何逃亡的? 解放對藏族人來說是什麼樣的概念? 餐館...  more »
  • 司机师傅人不错 住的也不错 车也不错做的的时候师傅还会说笑话给我们听 晚上还请我们吃饭藏民特别热情的。不错可以去看看  more »
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  • 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._
  • Amazing and surprised that Tibetan people who could have been millionaires by selling their sheeps spend all their money on gilding Buddha and the goldentop is amazingly beautiful.
  • Awesome! This is the real heart of Tibetan buddhism
  • 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.