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Jokhang Temple
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Top 1 Day Tibet Tour with Potala Palace Jokhang Temple and Barkhor by Walking
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Private Day Tour of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa Including Lunch
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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
Ranked #1 of 90 things to do in Lhasa
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A visit to Lhasa without visisting Jokhang Temple is not complete. So Jokhang Temple is by no means one of most important attractions in capital city of Lhasa, Tibet. Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is in the heart of Lhasa downtown. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. As the most sacred temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple is situated in Lhasa city and attracts many pilgrims to worship and circumambulating around. The temple was founded during King Songtsen Gampo’ reign (617-650 AD). At that time, the King built the temple to welcome his two brides, Princess Bhrikuti from Nepal and Princess Wencheng from China in Tang Dynasty. Both princesses brought statues of Jowo Sakyamuni as their dowries, therefore, Songtsen decided to build a temple to house these important statues. Together with Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple was built as well to place the statue brought by Princess Wencheng. Later, the statue was moved to Jokhang Temple as well for better protection.
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Center of old town makes access easy. Lovely building plus educational. No photos as with Portala Palace, no photos allowed. Close to restaurants.....

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Allow it to encompass you as you experience the spirituality of the temple and pilgrims. Join the walk and experience the devotion of the Tibetans.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

This entire area is really fascinating. So many devote worshippers doing their pilgramages. Very humbling. Do the clockwise walk around the outside first to get you into the spirit of things. There is a lot of chanting and quiet mumblings of prayer. Fantastic experience.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

It represented everything about China I had always imagined. I would recommend this anyone visiting China in this vicinity.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

For me it was the holiest place full of Tibetan Buddhism history. The top of the monastery shows magnificent view of Potala Palace and Barkhor Street.
It is a place where I felt the deep Buddhist spirituality all over around.

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