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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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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
No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6404 4499
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’ve visited this temple after a friend of us suggested it. Worth a visit, there’s a very big temple inside, and not so many people, can walk and stroll around for couple of hours!

Thank MarcoMazzola2423
Reviewed 3 days ago

this temple is well worth going to. it was very beautiful and peaceful. the buildings are amazing with the amount of intricate woodworking and vibrant colors. it is well worth a visit

Thank michaellK6094OA
Reviewed 4 days ago

seem to be local Tibetan.those are Chinese Tibetans that live here nationally you see Tibetan from Tibet .building impressive

Thank 198evelin
Reviewed 5 days ago

It helps to visit with a regular you can tell you about the temple and associated rituals. There is much to enjoy and reflect on as you disconnect from the bustle of the city. The buddhas representing past, present and future are powerful figures and...More

Thank Anny T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can reach the temple thru subway. Or they have parking lot right at the front entrance. The government is clearing the shops outside the temple, the construction make the driving very difficult. Admission is ¥25, old age/student discount is ¥12. The burning incense is...More

Thank Soxblue
Reviewed 1 week ago

What I really like about this place is the respect that everyone shared while in this space. There is certainly a religious air about the place including key spots for burning incense. The architecture, design and sculptures throughout were gorgeous, and I think this is...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history as an imperial holy place and eventual a center of Lamistic Buddhism. Beautiful architecture!

Thank HonoluluCandyman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Lama Temple with children and between the history and culture as well as the many buildings and incense burning for prayers, we had amazing time. It is more than we expected and would definitely recommend to visits to Beijing. Take your time and...More

Thank Kerri L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the residence of 胤禛 before he became Yongzheng Emperor ( 雍正 ) & that is why you see the golden roof tiles of an imperial residence. Therefore walking the halls of the Temple makes you feel part of history, and strolling past all...More

1  Thank jacksonleungcs
Reviewed 1 week ago

My travel book advised me if I only had time to visit one temple while in Beijing, that this should be the temple I visit. Fortunately, I had more time and visited about 3 other temples; but, as advised I found that Lama Temple was...More

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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.
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