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

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 750 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, Beijing, Full-day ... 
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Ancient Beijing: Beijing Hutong, Lama Temple, Jingshan Park and Olympic Stadium

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

This 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 life ...  Read more

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

From USD $50.00
Beijing Day Tour: Hutong, Lama Temple, and Panda Zoo, Beijing, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Beijing Day Tour: Hutong, Lama Temple, and Panda Zoo

See the lovely giant pandas in Beijing Zoo, visit the perfectly preserved Lama Temple, and experience real Beijing culture of the Hutong on this 8-hour tour. ...  Read more

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

From USD $65.00
The Essence of Beijing: the Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple, Beijing, Day Trips
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The Essence of Beijing: the Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Join us to visit some of Beijing’s most famous sights. For this tour we will visit the Summer Palace, one of the best-preserved imperial gardens from the Qing ...  Read more

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

From USD $131.00
Beijing City Coach Tour: Hutongs, Beijing Zoo and Lama Temple, Beijing, Full-day Tours
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Beijing City Coach Tour: Hutongs, Beijing Zoo and Lama Temple

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 $52.00
Private Day Tour: Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo, Lama Temple and Hutong, Beijing, City Tours
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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 lovely giant pandas at the Beijing ...  Read more

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

From USD $105.00
Beijing Day Tour of the Forbidden City, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple, Beijing, Private ... 
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Beijing Day Tour of the Forbidden City, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple

Join this tour to visit one of the most famous imperial palaces in the world: The Forbidden City. See China’s national treasures, the giant pandas at the ...  Read more

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

From USD $153.00
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 120 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
Beijing Day Tour of the Temple of Heaven, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple, Beijing, Full-day Tours
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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 $132.00
Old Tartar City Architecture Tour with a Historian, Beijing, Full-day Tours
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Old Tartar City Architecture Tour with a Historian

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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

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