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Lama Temple - Yonghegong, Beijing: 67 reviews and 156 photos


Lama Temple (Lamasery of Harmony and Peace) , one of the best preserved temples in Beijing, is one of the most important attractions of the city. This complex, dating back to 1694, used to be the palace in which the son and successor of the Kangxi Emperor lived. It was converted into a lamasery in 1744. The lama temple, built on a north-south axis, has been preserved until today. The temple still houses a small group of Lamaist monks, young and old, who also manage the complex. The lama temple is devided into five important halls: Hall of the Celestial Guardians, Yonghe Gong Dian, Yongyou Dian, the Hall of the Dharma Wheel and the Tower of Infinite Happiness.

Address: 12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng
Phone: 010-6404 4499
Website: http://www.yonghegong.cn/

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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