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

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Lama Temple (Yonghegong) Tours

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 147 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
Ancient Beijing Beijing Hutong Lama Temple Jingshan Park and Olympic Stadium by bus, Beijing, Bus & ... 
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Ancient Beijing Beijing Hutong Lama Temple Jingshan Park and Olympic Stadium by bus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Enjoy a full day tour where you will see the ancient side of Beijing as well as its new Olympic sites. Sit on a rickshaw and explore the hutongs to experience ...  Read more

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

From USD $50.00
Beijing City Coach Tour: Hutongs, Beijing Zoo and Lama Temple, Beijing, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Beijing City Coach Tour: Hutongs, Beijing Zoo and Lama Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Join in this coach tour to explore the ancient capital of Beijing both old and new: see cuddly giant pandas at Beijing Zoo, hop on a rickshaw and ride through ...  Read more

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

From USD $30.00
Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour, Beijing, City Tours
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Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 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
Private Beijing Tour: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, and Hutong Rickshaw Ride, Beijing, City Tours
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Private Beijing Tour: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, and Hutong Rickshaw Ride

Stroll ancient alleyways, inhale the incense fumes of historic temples, and ride a rickshaw through the city streets on this 8-hour private tour of Beijing. ...  Read more

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

From USD $87.00
Private Day Tour: Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo, Lama Temple and Hutong, Beijing, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Day Tour: Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo, Lama Temple and Hutong

This family-friendly private day tour offers a comprehensive overview of Beijing. Explore Summer Palace royal park, see the giant pandas at the Beijing Zoo, ...  Read more

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

From USD $105.00
6-hour Private Tour to Prince Gong's Mansion, Confucian Temple, Lama Temple, Beijing, Private ... 
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6-hour Private Tour to Prince Gong's Mansion, Confucian Temple, Lama Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

This 6-hour private walking tour takes you on a deep dive into the rich culture of Beijing. Visit the Prince Gong's Mansion (Gong Wang Fu), the house of ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Beijing Day Tour of the Temple of Heaven, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple, Beijing, Bus & Minivan ... 
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Beijing Day Tour of the Temple of Heaven, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple

Visit some of Beijing’s most iconic sights including: The Temple of Heaven, the giant pandas in Beijing’s Zoo, and the Lama Temple. This tour will give you an ...  Read more

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

From USD $60.00
Old Tartar City Architecture Tour with a Historian, Beijing, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Old Tartar City Architecture Tour with a Historian

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This is a walking tour that begins in Lama Temple and ends on Zhangzizhong Lu . It is a historical tour and focuses mainly on traditional Chinese ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.00
Private Half-Day Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple Tour by Metro, Beijing, Walking Tours
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Private Half-Day Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple Tour by Metro

Utilizing public transportation to make for easy access to famous religious attractions Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple in Beijing City. From this 4-hour ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00

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