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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6404 4499
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
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+86 10 6404 4499
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"burning incense"
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"single piece"
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"tibetan buddhism"
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"single tree"
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"tall buddha"
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"sandalwood tree"
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"largest buddha"
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"worth a visit"
in 103 reviews
"audio guide"
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"subway station"
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"entrance fee"
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"forbidden city"
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"summer palace"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lama temple is worth the visit for sure! Located in the city centre , near to the Confucius temple is a great and well preserve temple were people still use it to pray to the gods. Here you will have the opportunity to see Buddha...More

Thank mariala20
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wide and grand temple with exquisite architecture, paintings, crafts, Buddha statue, and the biggest wooden Buddha statue. Silent and peaceful tourist attractive temple. Worth a visit if you have enough time and/or interesting in religious place and art.

Thank TiddyWallapa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lama Temple was a beautiful spot in the heart of Beijing. Worth a visit for sure. Not a bad jumping off spot either for food or hutong tours.

Thank DandSinNV
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many statutes of the Buddha and each bigger than the last hide inside these ancient and amazing buildings. A working temple with plenty of incense and monks. Great experience!

Thank John H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a week in Beijing and visited everything it has to offer. Nothing impressed me as much as Lama Temple. The entrance fee is 25 yuan i think, not expensive at all. The temple itself consists of many chambers, some of them smaller, some larger....More

Thank tonibulg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got off at Andingmen station and walked to Xian Lao Man for dumplings (exit station and walk to the left, all the way to 252 Andingmen Bei Dajie. Had lunch there (and the dumplings were GOOD!) and then walked to Lama Temple, about 15...More

1  Thank MimiPetalingJaya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience as this is a practicing group of Temples. Monk and many believers praying and enjoying the park. The buddhas are spectacular. Must see the largest sandalwood carved buddha in the world here.

Thank brceramics
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple was only 15 minutes (walking) from my hotel, so it was an easy stop. The temples are quite attractive, but the amazing Quan Yin statue made from a single block of sandlewood is a Guiness Book of Records entry. It's so high, you...More

Thank ericbranx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy place to find on the subway. Beautiful design and architecture, including the colours. Was quite serene and relaxing just slowly walking around and appreciating this site. Not very busy despite the bustle of the city out on the street. Worth a visit.

Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a Tibetan buddhist temple. The smell of incense is all over the place, which is beautiful. It has a 26 long buddah statue carved of one tree (MAGICAL) you can see monks praying. There is a temple near it give it a visit as...More

Thank AsmaZaher
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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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Beth R
29 December 2017|
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Response from Suman R | Reviewed this property |
Lama Temple is very near to subway. so reaching there is fairly easy
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