Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Yonghegong Lama Temple • 3 min walk
  • Beixinqiao • 10 min walk
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bcheong
Shanghai, China26,723 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
Had an hour to spare and local colleagues brought me here. A tibetan temple with 270 years of history. Marketed well and popular with young people praying for luck and love. Right at the end you see a 26m tall buddha carved out of a single piece of wood, rather astounding. Rather crowded on a sunday morning. I assume the crowds get worse during public holidays
Written November 18, 2023
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ClaireLouise
Derbyshire, UK367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Quite a large place. The temple buildings were lovely.
Cost 25CNY entrance.
After visiting a lot of temples on our 13 stops throughout China, whilst I did enjoy having a wander through, I did think other temples I had visited were better.
Written November 12, 2023
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Oscar Tegni
Stockholm, Sweden34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
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 architecture.
Written November 2, 2021
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Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
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. Lama Temple has beautiful grounds, amazing architecture and practicing monks. The architecture and layout of this place is really incredible, the giant sandalwood carved Buddha is particularly impressive. In this temple we can see also the bronze Buddhas of past, present, and future. Worth a visit if only to enjoy the peace and tranquility, and escape the noise of modern Beijing. One of my favorite spots in Beijing which I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.
Written September 29, 2021
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KW M
Belfast, UK556 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I have lived in China for several years, and perhaps I have grown complacent, but temples like this are through all Chinese cities. The architecture, the colours, the history and the landscaping are all lovely. If you have never been to a temple in China, or if you thoroughly enjoy them, go have a look, it is very easy to get to as the metro stops right there. If you have limited time, or if you have seen a few temple complexes before, you can skip it, Beijing has many more sites to explore.
Written October 6, 2020
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BettyG
78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
We live in China for several years so for us it was “another buddhist temple” but I believe for new comers it is stunning and unique place :) They care about this landmark, all looks nice, very lively place.
Written September 26, 2020
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325beth
Valencia, Spain44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A beautiful and relaxing temple. Very impressive buildings and a great insight into Chinese Buddhist temples. Would recommend if visiting Beijing.
Written August 16, 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is one of the finest examples of a functioning Buddhist temple you will find in China. You will see many monks and worshippers burning incense to Buddha and get to walk in and through a number of buildings that the Emperor actually lived in during the 1750's AD. There are many different Buddhist statutes but the most impressive of all is a 50 ft tall wooden Buddha carved from a single sandlewood tree trunk. It is so big that the building had to be built around the Buddha after it had been moved into pace. Worth a look.
Written April 8, 2020
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152globetrotter85
Derby, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A beautiful and large temple. Incredibly peaceful place for meditation and incense provided for prayers.
Written March 27, 2020
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Jennifer S
Beijing, China64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Impressive and beautiful, lots of photo opportunities. Can be very crowded. Best days to go are weekdays, never on a local holiday.
Written March 8, 2020
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