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"Jokhang - Lesser-Known Chapels" Lhasa Off The Beaten Path Tip by Maria81

Lhasa Off The Beaten Path: 51 reviews and 105 photos

  A Lock in Jokhang
by Maria81

There are a number of chapels in the Jokhang temple that are much less frequently visited and less crowded, and hence give the possibility to study the Jokhang architecture with somewhat more peace and quiet that one normally gets.

Among them are:

- Chapel of Tsongkapa and His Disciples, with the seated statue of Tsongkapa (founder of the Geligpa order) surrounded by his 8 disciples
- Chapel of the Buddha of Infinite Light (a bit of a hit and miss as to whether this one will be open - we got lucky)
- Chapel of the Eight Medicine Buddhas, although it has to be pointed out that the statues are not antique
- Chapel of the Seven Buddhas
- Chapel of the Nine Buddhas of Longevity
- Chapel of the Kings, featuring statues of the early-day kings, including Songtsen Gampo, Trisong Detsen, and King Ralpachen

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  • Written Nov 5, 2011
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