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For me as a person who has visited majority of Asian countries, Lama Temple is a typical Chinese temple, but no doubt it worth to visit if you are in Beijing. Personally I think it is not fallen into top 3 basket of Beijing's attraction,...More
In contrast to the massive layout and the throngs of tourists at the Forbidden City, the Lama Temple is a peaceful place, where the faithful and touristic alike enjoy the tranquility. There is lots to see, but it is small enough to take it in...More
Personally, I think this temple is more beautiful than the Forbidden City. The artwork is amazing! Make sure to look all around you. I went during the first day of the last lunar month, many Chinese were visiting the Buddas, and my guide said the...More
One of the best temples in Beijing, and notable as being dedicated to the Tibetan/ Vajrayana Buddhism patronised by the last Qing dynasty. There is a lot of smoke from incense here, and some interesting statues and buildings.
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) (aka, Yonghe Temple and Yonghe Lamasery) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. During part of the 18th century, part of the building was used as an imperial palace for one of the emperor’s sons and the rest as a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. The...More