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Lama Temple (Yonghegong) Tours

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Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
The Lama Temple (Yonghegong), one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist temples outside Tibet, began as a palace for Emperor Yongzheng before he became the third emperor of the Qing Dynasty. Today, the resplendent temple, with its halls, courtyards, ponds, and bronze mandala, is a lamasery for some two dozen Tibetan monks.
 
The Basics
If you only have time to visit one temple in Beijing, make it the Lama Temple (the Temple of Heaven isn’t really a temple). Inside you'll find five large halls, ornately decorated with Buddha statues in various incarnations, murals, and carvings. Many Beijing sightseeing tours include a visit to the temple, along with other Beijing attractions, such as the Summer Palace, Panda Garden, Jingshan Park, Beijing Zoo, and historic hutongs, depending on the option chosen.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Lama Temple is a must-see for those with an interest in history, architecture, or religion.
  • Allow yourself an hour to 90 minutes to tour the temple grounds.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Remember this is a functioning temple for Tibetan Buddhism, so be respectful of the worshippers.
  • Beijing tours that include the Lama Temple often last more than eight hours.
 
How to Get There
The easiest way to reach Lama Temple is to take the Beijing Subway (Line 2 or Line 5) to Yonghegong Station and take Exit C. From there, it’s just a short walk to the temple entrance.
 
When to Get There
The Lama Temple is open daily throughout the year with slightly reduced hours between November and March. While there’s no need to book a ticket in advance, it’s a good idea to arrive early in the morning before the tour buses. Avoid visiting on Chinese national holidays.
 
The Halls of Lama Temple
The Lama Temple complex comprises five main halls. Statues of the Future Buddha stand guard within the Hall of Heavenly Kings, while Past, Present, and Future Buddhas occupy the Hall of Harmony. A highlight for many is the 85-foot (26-meter) statue of Maitreya Buddha carved from a single piece of sandalwood, on display in the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Fortunes.
Address: 12 Yonghegong Dajie, south of the North Second Ring Rd, Beijing, China
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Special Offer: Lama Temple with Best Tour GuideHalf-day Tours

Special Offer: Lama Temple with Best Tour Guide

Explore the largest Lama Temple filled with historic significance in Beijing on this personalized guided tour. Our passionate and knowledgeable guide is committed to giving you the best of tour experiences making your visit memorable and unforgettable. Also this private small group of 4 people allows you to ask as many questions as you want. If you book before 31, August 2019 all you need to pay is the admission only! Take advantage of this special offer!
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Beijing Walking Tour to Lama Temple & Hutongs & Drum Tower plus Dumplings LunchDining Experiences

Beijing Walking Tour to Lama Temple & Hutongs & Drum Tower plus Dumplings Lunch

Private walking tour of a Beijing hutongs Explore the most famous temple in Beijing Yonghegong Lama Temple Stroll through a Hutong that is far from the crowds Learn from your guide about traditional ways of life in old Beijing Observe the architecture of the hutong homes Climb up Drum Tower and take bird view of the Beijing city Enjoy locals-only restaurant for authentic dumplings
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3-Hour Private Walking Tour including Monk Blessing Ceremony at Lama Temple

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Discover the spectacular temples of Beijing on this private walking tour. By opting for a private tour, you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention and will be able to ask questions along the way. Start your day with a hotel pickup before heading to Lama Temple. Conveniently all entrance fees are included, so you’ll bypass long visitor lines. A highlight of the tour is a Monk Blessing Ceremony at Lama Temple. You’ll also visit the Temple of Confucius, and Imperial College.
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Lama Temple, Old Drum Tower, Beihai Park, Hutong Rickshaw with Dumpling Making Attraction Tickets

Lama Temple, Old Drum Tower, Beihai Park, Hutong Rickshaw with Dumpling Making

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Visit a number of Beijing highlights, all found within the Second Ring Road, without any of the hassles of public transport or drudgery of an impersonal bus tour. On this private, full-day tour, explore the colorful Lama Temple in Dongcheng, get imposing photos of Beijing’s central Drum Tower, and walk around the lush grounds of Beihai Park, on the edge of Qianhai Lake. Cap off the day by learning how to make dumplings in an intimate cooking lesson held in an inner-city hutong.
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4-Hour Private Tour: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, Guozijian Museum with Dim SumHalf-day Tours

4-Hour Private Tour: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, Guozijian Museum with Dim Sum

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Enjoy the intimacy of a private tour while seeing 2 of Beijing’s most iconic temples, Lama Temple and Confucius Temple. Your English speaking guide teaches you about architecture, beliefs and local heritage so you fully appreciate the significance of the temples. Schedule at your convenience with either a morning visit followed by a traditional dim sum lunch, or an afternoon visit followed by dinner.
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Half Day Tour To Lama Temple and Confucius Temple in BeijingHalf-day Tours

Half Day Tour To Lama Temple and Confucius Temple in Beijing

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Enjoy a personalized masterclass in China’s diverse religions on this private half-day door-to-door tour of Beijing’s Lama Temple and Confucius Temple. Choose between morning or afternoon tours to fit your busy schedule and breeze straight past the long lines with your personal guide. Please note: the Confucius Temple closes on Mondays, so your guide will introduce the Drum Tower and Bell Tower instead.
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Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden

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Immerse yourself in the rich historical heritage of Beijing on a full-day tour of the city’s most spectacular sights. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace and absorb the sacred ambiance of the Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Gain fascinating insight into the prosperous past and present of China’s capital from a knowledgeable guide and capture fantastic photographs of the city sights during each leisurely stop.
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Early Bird Beijing Dim Sum Breakfast with Lama Temple TourHalf-day Tours

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With this morning tour, combine local eats with sightseeing around Beijing. First, fuel up with dim sum (typically includes steamed buns, dumplings, and rice noodle rolls with beef, chicken, pork, prawns, and veggies) at a local restaurant. Following that, join your guide for a walk along Wudaoying Hutong, which is dotted with shops, boutiques, cafes, and nightlife spots. The tour also includes stops at Lama Temple, the Temple of Confucius, and Imperial College.
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Private Half-Day Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple Tour by MetroHalf-day Tours

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Visit two of Beijing’s most beautiful temples on this private half-day tour. Ride the Beijing metro like a local, marvel at the Temple of Heaven, and see the priceless Maidala Buddha statue at Lama Temple. Hotel pickup and entrance fees are included.
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See some of Beijing’s natural and historical highlights on a full-day excursion to the sacred Lama Temple. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain a fascinating insight into the rich history of one of the world’s most significant Tibetan Buddhist monasteries; admire the intricate architecture of the Lama Temple and then venture to a magnificent museum to delve into Chinese architecture and agriculture from ancient times. 
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If you’re short on time, opt for a stress-free tour of Beijing highlights such as Gong Wang Fu, Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and Confucius Temple. Take a guided tour of each landmark, listening to guide commentary full of interesting facts, and see, too, the statue of Maitreya Buddha. For added convenience, round-trip hotel transfers, lunch, and entrance fees are all included.
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Lama Temple, Hutongs, Drum Tower and Houhai Lakes Private TourHalf-day Tours

Lama Temple, Hutongs, Drum Tower and Houhai Lakes Private Tour

Enjoy a half-day walking tour around Beijing visiting a Buddhist temple, the traditional residential neighbourhoods known as “Hutongs”, strolling around Houhai lake area
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Private Beijing Tour: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, and Hutong Rickshaw RideFull-day Tours

Private Beijing Tour: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, and Hutong Rickshaw Ride

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If you’ve got limited time in Beijing, don’t waste your vacation navigating unfamiliar public transport systems. Tick off some of the city’s top attractions with ease on a private full-day tour of  Lama Temple (Yonghegong), Confucius Temple, and the Beijing Hutongs by private vehicle. Visit the second largest Confucian Temple in China; marvel at a famous Tibetan Buddhist temple; and take a rickshaw ride around Beijing Hutongs, a historic network of alleyways. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Beijing Private Day Tour: Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Summer Palace with LunchFull-day Tours

Beijing Private Day Tour: Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Summer Palace with Lunch

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Let your personal guide show you the some top city attractions in Beijing. Explore the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Lama Temple. Chinese authentic lunch, all entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle is included on this full-day tour.
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Private Temple Tour: Lama Temple, Temple of Confucius and Niujie MosqueFull-day Tours

Private Temple Tour: Lama Temple, Temple of Confucius and Niujie Mosque

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Combine visits to three of Beijing's most popular places of worship—the Niujie Mosque, the Temple of Confucius, and the Lama Temple—during this full-day private tour. Entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip private hotel transportation from locations inside the 4th Ring Road.
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Religions in Beijing: Taoist Temple, Lama Temple, Mosque and Church TourFull-day Tours

Religions in Beijing: Taoist Temple, Lama Temple, Mosque and Church Tour

Learn all about Beijing’s diverse religious traditions on this one-of-a-kind, full-day tour. Following pickup from your local hotel, you’ll travel to four of the city’s key religious landmarks. Explore the Niujie Mosque (which has over 1,000 years of history), visit the Xishiku Catholic Church (established in the 18th century), see the Baiyun Taoist Temple (also known as the White Cloud Temple), and discover the Lama Temple (a celebrated Buddhist landmark). The tour also includes lunch (own expense) and a traditional tea ceremony.
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Beijing Day Tour Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Lama Temple and Old City TourAttraction Tickets

Beijing Day Tour Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Lama Temple and Old City Tour

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Beijing grew enormously in the 20th century, but many of its neighborhoods look largely as they did decades - or even hundreds of years - ago. Jump on a traditional Chinese rickshaw for a heritage-themed journey through the narrow hutongs and expansive courtyards of historic Beijing. Steal a glimpse into everyday life in Beijing over the past 600 years, and put some of the city's major historic attractions (like the Bell and Drum Towers and the Lama Temple) in context.
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All Inclusive Tour to Summer Palace and Lama TempleFull-day Tours

All Inclusive Tour to Summer Palace and Lama Temple

Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car on this door-to-door private tour. Check off three of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Summer Palace and Lama Temple—and stroll through historic hutong alleys. A comprehensive package with private driver, entrance fees, and lunch.
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Beijing Day Tour Tianan Men Square Temple of Heaven Forbidden City Lama TempleBus Tours

Beijing Day Tour Tianan Men Square Temple of Heaven Forbidden City Lama Temple

Visit some of Beijing’s central city highlights without the hassle of navigating the city’s motorways or public transport. Instead, drive around in a private car with a guide of your own to answer your questions and tell you stories of Chinese history. Walk around the courtyards and corridors of the Forbidden City, snap photos of the Lama Temple’s giant wooden Buddha, and stand in the shadow of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Temple of Heaven.
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Private Tour: Lama Temple, Beijing Hutong and Calligraphy ClassFull-day Tours

Private Tour: Lama Temple, Beijing Hutong and Calligraphy Class

Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car or public transport on this door-to-door private tour. Check off three of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Lama Temple, Confucius Temple,and the Hutong, Practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy. A comprehensive package with private guide, taxi fare, entrance fees and lunch are all inclusive.
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Beijing hutong rickshaw tour with homemade dumplings in family and Lama templeHalf-day Tours

Beijing hutong rickshaw tour with homemade dumplings in family and Lama temple

Beijing is the capital in China, today it's a half day private tour. You will visit the famous Lama temple in Beijing, it was built in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and it's the largest and best-preserved Lamasery of Yellow Sect in Beijing.  In the city if you want to know the old culture pls come to Hutong, the old and narrow street will let you know how is the life of locals, enjoy rickshaw about 30 minutes visit Hutong area , visit a traditional courtyard free shopping at Opium and Nanluoguxiang street, then you will go to the local family and following the housewife to make dumplings , Today you can choose as per your wish so you can morning tour or afternoon tour which is flexible for you. After tour ends guide will help you to find a taxi back to hotel on own or you can go to summer palace on own but you need to pay the taxi on spot.
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All Inclusive Great Wall and Lama Temple Day TourFull-day Tours

All Inclusive Great Wall and Lama Temple Day Tour

Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car on this door-to-door private tour. Check off Beijing’s biggest attraction of Great Wall of China and Lama Temple. A delightful Beijing Style Cuisine are all inclusive.
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All Inclusive Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Lama TempleFull-day Tours

All Inclusive Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Lama Temple

Fully immerse yourself the history of Beijing, and maximize your time on a private full-day tour. Discover the symbolic site of Great Wall of China ,climb the hillside and be rewarded with stellar views of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, Stroll through the Hutong and Lama Temple in the afternoon . A delightful lunch, entrance fees, and driver Convenient round trip transportation from your Beijing hotel are all inclusive
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Half-day Trip to Tiananmen, Jingshan, Nanluogu Alley, Lama Temple Bus Tours

Half-day Trip to Tiananmen, Jingshan, Nanluogu Alley, Lama Temple

Enjoy the convenience of a driver familiar with the roads as well as all the flexibility of a self-guided tour during this day excursion in Beijing. Discover Tiananmen Square as well as some lesser-known Beijing highlights like Nanluogu Alley and the Yonghe Lama Temple. Avoid the hassle of organizing your own transport while also traveling at your own pace and enjoying the privacy a self-guided option offers.
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