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  • Address: 12 Yonghegong Dajie, south of the North Second Ring Rd

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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

The Lama Temple (Yonghegong), one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist temples in the world, started life in the late 17th century as a residence for eunuchs. It went on to become residence for a Qing dynasty prince. When he ascended to the throne, it became a monastery. The emperor's body was returned here on his death - hence the yellow-tiled roofs, which were reserved for royalty.

Inside you'll find five large halls, ornately decorated with statues of the Buddha in various incarnations, murals and carvings. The most notable of the statues is the Meitraya (the Future Buddha), which towers up to 18 meters (59 feet) and is made from a single piece of white sandalwood.  

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Private Custom Tour: Beijing in One Day

4.5 star rating: Recommended 79 Reviews

A privately guided tour, customized to your needs for a full day touring in Beijing. Some highlights include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, visiting the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.99

9-Day China Highlights Tour: Shanghai, Xitang Water Town, Xi'an and Beijing Including the Great Wall

Gain insight into China’s ancient past and its contemporary culture on this eight-night tour from modern Shanghai to imperial Beijing, including Xi’an and the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights

From USD $1,690.00

Beijing Your Way: Private Independent Tour with Optional Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Go sightseeing on your own, or with a knowledgeable local guide, on a private customized tour of Beijing that includes transport. Make use of a private vehicle ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 or 8 hours

From USD $127.50
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Beijing Historical Tour including the Summer Palace, Lama Temple and the Panda Garden

4.5 star rating: Recommended 98 Reviews

Visit two of Beijing’s most important historic sites on a full-day tour that features the Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and UNESCO heritage-listed Summer Palace. ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.99

Beijing Walking Tour: History of Chinese Thought and Religion Led by a PhD Scholar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit Beijing’s major temples with a PhD scholar of Chinese history and gain an in-depth understanding of China’s three major religions: Confucianism, Daoism ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.99

Ancient Beijing: Beijing Hutong, Lama Temple, Jingshan Park and Olympic Stadium

It is a full day tour will enable you to see the ancient Beijing and it’s new Olympic sites. Sit on the rickshaw explore the Hutongs to experience the real ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00

Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Visit the Lama Temple which was built in 1694, one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. Then take a rare opportunity ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.99

3-Day Beijing Private Tour: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Lama Temple,Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

This 3 days in-depth Beijing private tours cover all the tourist attractions in Beijing. You will see the Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Lama ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $238.00

Beijing Day Tour of the Temple of Heaven, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple

Come join this tour to visit some of Beijing’s most iconic sights: the Temple of Heaven, pandas in Beijing Zoo, and the Lama Temple with its intricate Tibetan ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00

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