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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

4,202 Reviews

Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

4,202 Reviews
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No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China
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Yonghegong Lama TempleBeijing Subway3 min
BeixinqiaoBeijing Subway10 min
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket Booking with Optional Guide Service
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket Booking with Optional Guide Service

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Avoid any long lines or printing problems with paperless skip-the-line entry to Beijing’s UNESCO-listed Forbidden City. Simply book in advance, stroll straight to check in, then show your passport to ensure hassle-free admission directly into the ancient complex and enjoy plenty of time to browse the site’s major attractions, including the Gate of Divine Prowess, Dragon Throne, and Palace Museum.
US$8.99 per adult
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KW M wrote a review Oct 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom448 contributions101 helpful votes
I have lived in China for several years, and perhaps I have grown complacent, but temples like this are through all Chinese cities. The architecture, the colours, the history and the landscaping are all lovely. If you have never been to a temple in China, or if you thoroughly enjoy them, go have a look, it is very easy to get to as the metro stops right there. If you have limited time, or if you have seen a few temple complexes before, you can skip it, Beijing has many more sites to explore.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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BettyG wrote a review Sep 2020
74 contributions10 helpful votes
We live in China for several years so for us it was “another buddhist temple” but I believe for new comers it is stunning and unique place :) They care about this landmark, all looks nice, very lively place.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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325beth wrote a review Aug 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom25 contributions1 helpful vote
A beautiful and relaxing temple. Very impressive buildings and a great insight into Chinese Buddhist temples. Would recommend if visiting Beijing.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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PBlyth wrote a review Apr 2020
Tampa, Florida234 contributions41 helpful votes
This is one of the finest examples of a functioning Buddhist temple you will find in China. You will see many monks and worshippers burning incense to Buddha and get to walk in and through a number of buildings that the Emperor actually lived in during the 1750's AD. There are many different Buddhist statutes but the most impressive of all is a 50 ft tall wooden Buddha carved from a single sandlewood tree trunk. It is so big that the building had to be built around the Buddha after it had been moved into pace. Worth a look.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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152globetrotter85 wrote a review Mar 2020
Derby, United Kingdom43 contributions9 helpful votes
A beautiful and large temple. Incredibly peaceful place for meditation and incense provided for prayers.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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