Lama Temple - Yonghegong, Beijing

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  • In front of the temple
    In front of the temple
    by filipdebont
  • great decorations
    great decorations
    by filipdebont
  • Lama Temple - Yonghegong
    by vigi
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    Lama temple

    by filipdebont Written Jan 22, 2005

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    In front of the temple

    Favorite thing: I had never thought that there was a lamasery (Lama temple) in Beijing.

    As we were travelling towards Tibet with its many Buddhist cloisters and temples, it was kind of surprising to see this here.

    But it was great to visit and to admire this culture and religion.

    And all this with the greatest respect for the local believers which came here to offer some incense and to pray.

    Fondest memory: The Lama temple

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    Great decorations

    by filipdebont Written Jan 22, 2005

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    great decorations

    Favorite thing: I really loved the architecture of the buildings and temples.

    All the buildings inside the Forbidden City just looked great (except for the ones which were surrounded with scaffoldings).

    Same for the temples inside the big Lama temple complex (Yonghegong).

    Al these temples were beautifully decorated with fine wooden sculptures.

    If you have a camera with a tele lens then you can make beautiful detailed pictures on these colourful decorations.

    Fondest memory: the architecture

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    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture

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    Famous temples

    by nepalgoods Updated Oct 20, 2002

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    Gate of Lama Temple

    Favorite thing: There are so many temples in this city! Their discription you'll find in any guidebook. My favourite temple is the Lama-Temple. It is the main temple of the Panchen Lama in Beijing. It is busy with monchs, worshippers and tourists. The air is full of the smell of incense and the noice of the bells.

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    Yong-He Gong (Harmony and...

    by vigi Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Yong-He Gong (Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery).
    After Emporer Yongzheng's death in 1735, his coffin was placed in the temple. A renowned lama temple of the Yellow Hat Sect of Lamaism, situated at the northeast part of Beijing city.

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    Lama Temple (Lamasery of...

    by zys1 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Lama Temple (Lamasery of Harmony and Peace) , one of the best preserved temples in Beijing,is one of the most important attractions of the city. This complex, dating back to 1694, used to be the palace in which the son and successor of the Kangxi Emperor lived. It was converted into a lamasery in 1744. The lama temple, built on a north-south axis, has been preserved until today. The temple still houses a small group of Lamaist monks, young and old, who also manage the complex. The lama temple is devided into five important halls: Hall of the Celestial Guardians, Yonghe Gong Dian, Yongyou Dian, the Hall of the Dharma Wheel and the Tower of Infinite Happiness.

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