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Lama Temple (Yonghegong), Beijing

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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 and cool place that should be on your list of places to see in Beijing. Its covers a huge area, pavilion after pavilion. Would recommend having a guide to to understand the history and... 
    Beautiful and cool place that should be on your list of places to see in Beijing. Its covers a huge area, pavilion after pavilion. Would recommend having a guide to to understand the history and...  more »
  • An amazing Buddhist temple in the heart of Beijing. Beautiful temple complex was built in 1694. Formerly a prince's home, then a royal palace and finally becoming a temple in the mid-18 century... 
    An amazing Buddhist temple in the heart of Beijing. Beautiful temple complex was built in 1694. Formerly a prince's home, then a royal palace and finally becoming a temple in the mid-18 century...  more »
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  • I deeply respect this temple and yet I have been to Tibet several times. When in Beijing, don’t forget it, it’s pure peace inside its walls.
  • If youre a student remember to always bring with you your student card to get the discount! bring your camera here and lots of friends if you dont wanna get bored!

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