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Beijing: Tibetan Yonghe Lama Temple Guided Walking Tour

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Admire the well preserved ancient architecture and artifacts of the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple, which is also the previous palace of Emperor Yong Zheng in the Qing Dynasty. Learn the history from your guide during this 2-hour walking tour.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
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  • Visit the palace of Emperor Yong Zheng in the Qing Dynasty which converted to a lamasery afterwards
  • Explore the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet
  • Marvel at the largest sandalwood carved Buddha in the world
  • Discover three Guinness World Record masterpieces in the temple
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As the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet, the Lama Temple was converted to a lamasery in 1744 after serving as the former residence of Emperor Yong Zheng. Your tour guide will lead you to explore the Tibetan architecture, plus the Chinese sacrificial and blessing activities that have existed in this temple for hundreds of years.

Lama Temple is a glittering attraction in Beijing’s Buddhist firmament, where riveting roofs, fabulous frescoes, magnificent decorative arches, tapestries, eye-popping carpentry, Tibetan prayer wheels, tantric statues, and a superb pair of Chinese lions mingle with dense clouds of incense.

A short walk from Yonghegong Lama Temple Subway station in an area of the hutong, you will find your way to this Buddhist monastery. The large grounds are walled off from the surroundings. Inside the walls are numerous halls, courtyards, pavilions, gates, towers, and yards each having special significance and meaning. The expert tour guide will introduce you the three Guinness World Record items in the temple: the largest wooden Buddha; the bronze Buddhas of past, present, and future; and the 500-Arhat-Hill.
  • English tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to Lama Temple
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to Lama Temple
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The ground level of Yonghegong Lama Temple Station, line 5&2, Exit c. Outside KFC. Your tour guide will be waiting for you with a GetYourGuide logo.

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• Photography is prohibited in the hall of Lama Temple
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Product ID: 207777