Constructed with a combination of Tibetan and Han Chinese styles, Lama Temple (Yonghegong) represents a Buddhist monastery and the best-preserved lamasery in modern China. Built in 1694, the site initially served as a residence for court eunuchs, but was later converted into both an imperial palace and a monastery for monks of Tibetan Buddhism. Inside you can find many interesting works of art, such as three displayed bronze Buddhas, a white sandalwood statue of Maitreya Buddha, sculptures of Arhats in different sizes and positions, and large frescos decorating the walls. You can also purchase many souvenirs and quality incenses at the temple. Our Beijing tour itinerary planner makes visiting Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and other Beijing attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Lama Temple (Yonghegong) Reviews
The Lama Temple is my second favorite place in Beijing. Be prepared to spend a few hours looking through all the buildings. There are more monks here than any place outside of Tibet, and maybe, if you... more »
這是藏傳佛教的聖地，本來我是沒有什麼興趣，但是老公堅持要去看白檀香木刻成的彌勒大佛，高18公尺，地下還有八公尺。 去了，不僅大佛，還有金絲楠木佛龕，以及五百羅漢山，甚至是雍和宮的藏教建築，都很值得一看，還好有去 more »This is the tibetan Buddhist land, I have no interest in this, but the husband held to see the white sandalwood carved into the great Buddha, 18 meters high, underground there are eight meters. Go, not the big Buddha, but also the Golden Nanmu Buddha, and five hundred mountains, and even the Tibetan building, are well worth a look, but also to go
Beautiful temple complex that used to be the home of a prince and former emperor. The architecture and layout of this place is incredible, the giant sandalwood carved Buddha is particularly impressive, and the history is amazing. They must go through a ton of incense here every day, but it makes for a really cool scene. The crowds are small compared to a lot of other famous attractions in Beijing, and the tickets are reasonably priced (40 rmb if I recall). The propaganda about China and its positive relationship with the people of Tibet and China's territorial claims to Tibet are a bit overboard, but it doesn't detract from how great this place is. One of my favorite spots in Beijing which I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone
Outside of Tibet this is probably one of the most important of the Tibetan Buddhist temples. It is well worth seen and is easily access via the subway. Entrance price is not very expensive. Make sure you pick up the incense on your way in which they give you for free. Then you will have multiple opportunities to join the people who are burning incense at the various devotional sites in the temple. The giant carved sandalwood Buddhist statue is really amazing!
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