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Jokhang Temple, Lhasa

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The main shrine for Gelug-school Buddhism and part of a World Heritage Site, Jokhang Temple stands at 3,650 m (12,000 ft) above sea level. Built in 647 CE, the temple complex boasts a gilded 1,300-year-old, life-sized statue of the young Buddha. Considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in Tibet, the site draws millions of pilgrims year-round. The colorful architecture of this four-level timber complex features a mixture of Indian, Tibetan, Tang Chinese, and Nepalese styles. Climb the rooftop to see a sweeping view of the circuit with prostrating pilgrims. Plan to visit Jokhang Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lhasa attractions using our Lhasa trip itinerary planner.
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  • I was enjoying every minute in this special place. And when I saw Buddha 2200 years old, this was the special moment. I was also impressed with the monks debate (5 o'clock in the afternoon!). You can....  more
    I was enjoying every minute in this special place. And when I saw Buddha 2200 years old, this was the special moment. I was also impressed with the monks debate (5 o'clock in the afternoon!). You can....  more »
  • Beautiful temple. It’s one of the oldest and has nice mural paintings. Always crowded with pilgrims. Do not miss the statue of Shakyamuni in the back. Nice terrace with view. 
    Beautiful temple. It’s one of the oldest and has nice mural paintings. Always crowded with pilgrims. Do not miss the statue of Shakyamuni in the back. Nice terrace with view.  more »
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  • Feeling embraced by love even 2.5 years later when I review the pictures, tears in my eyes. Treasure time in my life been there with my lovely kids! Definitely will be back in the future.
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