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The Lama Temple in Beijing, China

 
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added on the 9th of September, 2010
Dating back to the Qing dynasty, the Lama Temple is the most magnificent Buddhist temple in China. Built similarly to other great imperial buildings, with golden-tiled rooftops, red walls, multi-colored glaze tiles, the temple's architecture comprises Chinese, Tibetan, Mongolian and Manchu styles. This combination of various eastern designs makes the building unique among the temples in every aspect.

The most beautiful sight of the whole place might be the archways, each of the becoming bigger as you move forward; and the 18m-high Maitreya statue, sculpted from a single sandalwood tree and clothed in golden satin.

Unfortunately you are not allowed to take pictures inside the temple, but not to worry, with your ticket you receive a mini Lama Temple VCD, this way you don't even HAVE to take pictures! :)

Address:
12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng District

Price:
Admission Y35

Opening Hours:
09:00-17:00

How to get there:
By Bus 13, 116, 117 to Yonghegong, or taking the underground rail: Yonghegong-Lama Temple

 
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