Yonghegong Lama Temple Travel Tips

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Walking past Guozijian East Gate, you will see a simple and classical temple. This is Lama Temple, the largest and most well-preserved Lama temple in Beijing. Lama Temple was officially open to public since 1981 as a place for religious activities. Everyday numerous people come to the temple and offer incense, and you may smell […]

The Wanfu Hall

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Wanfu Hall (literally “the hall of ten thousand buddhas”) is situated behind the Falun Hall in the Lama Temple. It is the most magnificent hall in the temple, consisting of three seperated parts linked by corridors. The middle part of Wanfu Hall is a three floor main hall, with the two floor Yansui Hall […]

The Yongyou Hall

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Yongyou Hall is situated right behind the Lama Temple Main Hall. From the outside, you can easily identify that the hall is seperated into 5 rooms. There used to be 10 rooms inside the halls. During renovations, each of the two adjoining rooms were united as one. When Emperor Yongzheng moved into the Forbidden […]

The Lama Temple Main Hall

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Lama Temple Main Hall was the place where Yongqinwang, later Emperor Yongzheng, received the officials and the generals. In the north of the Hall there are three bronze statues of the Three Buddhas¡: Sakyamuni in the middle, Dipamkara on its left and Maitreya on its right, each of almost two metres high. There are […]

The Falun Hall

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Falun Hall is one of the largest halls in the Lama Temple. It used to be the place where grand rites and ceremonies were held, and where the monks chanted sutras. The architectural style of the hall represents a perfect combination of Han Culture and Tibetan Culture. The plane of the hall has a […]

Yonghegong Lama Temple

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, Temples, by Jack Li

Yonghegong Lama Temple is on the northeast corner of the City of Beijing. It used to be a eunuch supervisor residence. In the 33rd year of Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1694), the Emperor ordered the construction of an imperial residence here and granted it to his fourth son, Yin Zhen (later Emperor Yongzheng). In […]

Gedan Songzanlin Temple

On August 30, 2011, in Historical Relics, More Cities, Temples, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Chinese name of Gedan Songzanlin Temple is Guihua Temple. It is 5 kilometers far from the Shangri-La County. It is a provincial-level key cultural relic’s protection unit. The temple is the largest famous temple of Yunnan Tibetan Buddhism. The total area of the temple is 500 hectares. The wall of the temple is strong […]

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Xiantong Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Xiantong Temple is in the central area of Taihuai County. It is the oldest and the largest temple in the Mount Wutai. It started to be built during the Yongle Era in the Han Dynasty. It was originally named Dafu Lingjiao Temple. The Xiantong Temple was enlarged in Beiwei Dynasty. It then was named Garden […]

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Tayuan Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Tayuan Temple is in the south of the Xiantong Temple. Actually it used to be a part of the Xiantong Temple. The Tayuan Temple was designed by a Nepal architect Anige. It was separated from the Xiantong Temple during the Yongle Era in the Ming Dynasty. In the yard, there is a very well-known White […]

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Bodhisattva Ding

On August 26, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Bodhisattva Ding is located in the north of the Xiantong Temple. You will see the stairs are very steep and direct to the top of the Bodhisattva. In a legend, the Wenshu Bodhisattva lived in the top of the mountain. So people call it Bodhisattva Ding or the Wenshu Temple. The Wenshu Temple was built […]

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