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Lama Temple (Yonghegong), Beijing

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#2 of 118 in Museums in Beijing
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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  • Beautiful temple, favourite place I have visited in Beijing so far. Arrived at opening time and was best as able to see before the crowds. Incense burning creates a magical atmosphere. Lots of locals ...  more »
  • We went to the lama temple as an alternative to the forbidden city was closed due to the 70th anniversary of the formation of the peoples republic of China we did not miss going as the lama temple was...  more »
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  • Lama temple is very beautiful and serene! There is a quiet stillness as you move around the premises! It is opens daily from 9am-4:30pm. The cost is 25 yuan to enter. Very inexpensive! The architecture is so detailed and breathtaking. People come here to worship. I really enjoyed visiting and I highly recommend when you visit Beijing.
  • The temple of temples, for sure. Serene and massively spread out, worth your time. We were here for the lunar new year - it was -7 degrees C and crowds I have never seen before, which added to the grandeur! Must see!
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