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Jokhang Temple

Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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A visit to Lhasa without visisting Jokhang Temple is not complete. So Jokhang Temple is by no means one of most important attractions in capital city of Lhasa, Tibet. Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is in the heart of Lhasa downtown. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. As the most sacred temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple is situated in Lhasa city and attracts many pilgrims to worship and circumambulating around. The temple was founded during King Songtsen Gampo’ reign (617-650 AD). At that time, the King built the temple to welcome his two brides, Princess Bhrikuti from Nepal and Princess Wencheng from China in Tang Dynasty. Both princesses brought statues of Jowo Sakyamuni as their dowries, therefore, Songtsen decided to build a temple to house these important statues. Together with Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple was built as well to place the statue brought by Princess Wencheng. Later, the statue was moved to Jokhang Temple as well for better protection.
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Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first temple to visit in Tibet, and we had no clue what was what, then it became so much better with a good guide. We learned all the basics of Tibetan Buddhism in this one temple, which made our subsequent visit to...More

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Jokhang temple has lot of interesting chambers and our guide Mr.ngaten explained all the rituals very clearly

Thank swarnavac2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Outside the temple people from all over Tibet gather to worship. It is impressive to see. The insite of the temple is beautiful and from the roof you have a good few over Barkhor street.

Thank mirjamvanthof
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are visiting the Potala Palace, this is a great way to spend the other half of your day. Visit this awesome monastery. It is smaller than the Palace, but has many interesting and beautiful artifacts. There is also a souvenir shop inside the...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide gave very good details of life in the temple. I felt appreciative to the monks/lama uphold the value of scriptures and teachings so that they can be passed on to future generations.

Thank Yy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is always crowded with Tibetans worshiping and giving thanks to Buddha; and squeezing through the temple with them is part of the experience of visiting Jokhang Temple. The temple also houses a number of legendary & historical Buddhist images and the holiest of...More

Thank rvn85
Reviewed 1 week ago

I contacted a childhood friend who is a monk at Jokhang Temple and that made all the difference. He showed us some of the rooms that locked and not open to the public. We also mediated in some of the most sacred rooms.

Thank CJTibet
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site will give you the religious atmosphere of Tibet.The idol of Lhasa Joao must be visited at this monastery.

Thank sonamdhondup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is right in the middle of the city and well worth the visit. It is the best place to go to get a feel for the city.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the holiest temple in Lhasa. This place is a must visit for any tourist in Lhasa. I was lucky enough to visit this temple on the birthday of Buddha so I could come inside and visit Buddha statue inside. Outside is a "street...More

Thank Hao M
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