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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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  • The Jokhung Temple was a lovely place to walk around, very atmospheric, with pilgrims coming from all over Tibet. Somewhere not to miss.  more »
  • This is one of the most revered temples by Tibetan people and one can see this both inside the magnificent temple and also outside as many Tibetan people walk around clockwise around the temple...  more »
  • Jokhang Temple's importance to Tibetans is illustrated both inside and outside the temple. Pilgrims walk and pray the perimeter via Barkhor Street and that in itself creates a sense of awe. Within....  more »
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  • The temple itself is undoubtedly impressive and unique. But the true highlight of visiting is witnessing the incredible devotion of the local pilgrims.
  • Loved visiting. A must see!
  • Not to be missed, much better if you know the story about the lake underneath!
  • A Buddhist temple located in the Barkhor Square in Lhasa. This temple was considered as one of the most sacred and important temples in Tibet. Very impressive architectural designs. I would definitely recommend you to visit this place with a local tour guide who can explain the history for you. Also, bear in mind that you can only take photographs outside of the temple but not inside, as photographs are prohibited and it is considered to be very rude if you take pictures at indoor places.
  • nice and beautiful place, a pitty, I can't go inside the temple because of I wear a hijab
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