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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 18m (59ft) 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 72 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

Beijing Historical Tour including the Summer Palace, Lama Temple and the Panda Garden

4.5 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

Explore Beijing's amazing history and culture on this seven-hour tour to the Lama Temple, the zoo to see China's famous pandas and the historic 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

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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

Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 15 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

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