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Lama Temple (Yonghegong): Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect temple, which features an impressive fifty-four-foot high Buddha carved from one piece of Tibetan sandalwood.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
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Reviewed 25 July 2019

Of all the temples we saw on our trip to Beijing this was my absolutely favorite. The huge buildings and old Chinese architecture gave you the feeling of traveling back in time. Also, it was possible to exercise some kind of religious ritual, which many...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

This was a lovely place to visit on our last day in Beijing. Despite the crowds, the fact that they provide free bundles of incense sticks means everyone gets the chance to pray in their own fashion....so there’s a sense of calm and soulfulness as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

The Lama Temple is exudes peace. As you enter, passed the gate, you will see two small houses, on each side of the entrance to the first Temple. There, you will be given a bunch of incense sticks so you may offer your prayers at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

The lama temple is situated in a very serene environment. The different statues of the Buddha are very beautiful. One has to pay an entry fee to enter this facility. Incense sticks are given for free.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Fab place...very overwhelming to see how people go and pray here esp young people.on their knees praying in front of the temples...really worth going to see .beautiful place ..

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 July 2019

We really enjoyed walking through the Lama Temple. The trees, walkways and grounds are lovely and welcome in hot weather. The Buddhas get bigger as you go through the buildings and the last was really impressive.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

It is a peaceful place. It is the largest Lama Temple in Han Chinese region. You can see a large Buddha 18 meter which is made one piece of huge wood inside the temple. The temple boasts a unique infusion of both Mahayana and Tibetan...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

Lama temple gives you a glimpse into the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, it’s art and architecture. I was in awe of all the paintings and best of all gigantic Buddha statue carved out of single wood. One can only bow down.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lifeonasafari
Reviewed 3 July 2019

My daughter asked to visit this site and I knew nothing about it. I was amazed. The structures were well maintained and numerous. Every inch of each building was decorated with painting and patterns. We guided ourselves around the site.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tinaadaniel
Reviewed 23 June 2019

The Lama temple is considered the largest and best preserved temple in China today. It has 5 main halls and has a blend of Han, Mongol and Tibetan style of architecture. Its a working Buddhist temple and you will see many Buddhist praying with incense...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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NHANNGUYEN2036
24 August 2018|
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Response from Jackson L | Reviewed this property |
Many. all along the road across the main entrance
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Helen L
29 January 2018|
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Response from LondonHH72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you could visit without one. But, I think going with a guide would be beneficial. That is what we did.
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Response from SumanRajManandhar | Reviewed this property |
Lama Temple is very near to subway. so reaching there is fairly easy
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