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Jokhang Temple Tours

Jokhang Temple
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is located on Barkhor Square. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site that consists of the historic ensemble of the Potala Palace and is a spiritual center of Lhasa. Constructed in 642 by King Songtsen Gampo, Jokhang became a famous temple after the Buddhist master Atisha taught here in the 11th century. 

The site consists of four levels of labyrinthine chapels dedicated to gods and bodhisattvas; the dim light of votive candles creates a glow about the place and the smell of incense is everywhere. The entire structure is comprised of an entrance porch, courtyard and Buddhist hall surrounded by accommodation for monks and storehouses on all four sides. The buildings are of wood and stone with a gold roof, and the whole thing is an outstanding example of Tibetan Buddhist style. Jokhang also reveals influences from China, India and Nepal. More than 3,000 images of Buddha and other deities and historical figures are housed here, along with many other treasures and manuscripts. Climb to the top of the temple for a view of Jokhang Square and the pilgrims who circumnavigate the site as part of their pilgrimage. Many prostrate every few feet, while others walk slowly, chanting sacred mantras and spinning hand-held prayer wheels. The top level of Jokhang Temple also provides one of the best views of Potala Palace in the distance.

Practical Info

Jokhang Temple is located in Barkhor Square, in the heart of Lhasa. It’s accessible by foot but is only open to pilgrims in the morning. Wait until the afternoon to visit, but know that the Chinese government carefully controls the site, so rules can change quickly and without warning. Admission is free.
Address: Barkhor Square, Lhasa, China
Hours: Morning for pilgrims only; visitors welcome in afternoon
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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang TempleFull-day Tours

Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

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Travel with ease between two of Tibet’s top attractions on an 8-hour tour of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple from Lhasa. Head first to Potala Palace  — World Heritage site and the highest palace in the world — and take a guided tour of the ornate Red and White palaces. See, too, the UNESCO-listed Jokhang Temple, a 7th-century structure that exemplifies Tibetan Buddhist architecture. Small-group tour limited to 12 people.
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Private Day Tour of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa Including LunchBus Tours

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Explore the palaces of the Dalai Lamas and learn about Tibetan Buddhism on a private 4-day tour of Lhasa. Tour the iconic UNESCO World Heritage-listed Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace with your knowledgeable guide, and delve into Buddhist traditions when visiting Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Witness the rhythms of local life in the shops along Barkhor Street, and stop into the Tibet Museum and Tibetan Traditional Hospital. This once-in-a-lifetime tour includes three nights of accommodation, airport transfers and most meals.
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Visit Lhasa and Lake Namtso during a 6-day tour that goes to key UNESCO World Heritage sites and natural attractions in Tibet. Take in Lhasa highlights over three days including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, and Barkhor Street. Then take an overnight tour to Lake Namtso where you can soak in the spectacular scenery before returning for your final night in Lhasa.
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What are Jokhang Temple hours of operation?
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Jokhang Temple hours of operation: Morning for pilgrims only; visitors welcome in afternoon. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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