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

by nepalgoods
  • Yonghegong - Beijing
    by nepalgoods
  • Lama Temple - Beijing

This temple was first the palace of a prince. When he became the Emperor, he donated it to the Tibetan Buddhists, because it was not allowed to live in the palace anymore. The Lama Temple Yonghegong was for a very long time the residence of the Panchen Lama, when he visited Beijing.

Now the Lamassery is bustling with live. Ok, this is a photo taken on a cold winter day in 1988. I have been there again during Springfestival in 1999 and I had to queue for 15 minutes to make my bows to the famous wooden Buddha there!

Bus routes: Take Buses 13, 62, 116, 117 or take the subway and alight at Lama Temple Station

Opening hours: 09:00 - 16:39

Admission fees: 25 Yuan, 12 Yuan for students

Address: 12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng
Directions: Inside Northeastern Andingmen, Beijing City
Phone: 010-6404 4499

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 21, 2006
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