The Yonghe Temple, also known as Lamas Temple, is a Tibetan Buddhist temple and monastery in downtown Beijing. If you have a few hours to spare in Beijing, take a didi to the temple. Like entering an ancient bubble inside the busy city, transporting you from Beijing to Tibet in a few steps.
From the smell of incense, gorgeous artwork in every structure, and peaceful ambience, you will feel in close connection with your soul. The guardian lion statue in the entrance will lead your way in. Take your time to admire the different architectural designs and artwork. You might see some similarities between the buildings’ paint designs in the temple and those ones in Forbidden City.
This temple dates from Qing dynasty, with a very reach history that includes the residence and tomb of Yongzheng emperor to the site of armed revolt against Chinese nationalist government in 1929. After the civil war, remained closed for 32 year til is reopened in 1981. Therefore, if you are fan of the art, ancient architecture, history or just want to visit a Tibetan monastery, this is the perfect spot for you.
📍 28, Yonghegong Street No., Dongcheng district, Beijing
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In the history of the Qing Dynasty, the Lama Temple spanned the three dynasties of Emperor Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. After three periods of the palace, the palace and the temple, the architectural history lasted for more than 300 years. It is currently the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in Beijing and also Beijing. The most noble temple in the city and even in the country is the only temple known as the "Palace".
The high brick wall of the Lama Temple towers over the top of the head and raises its head. It really only sees the "square of the square". The top color scheme is here, the golden palace roof, the peacock blue and the lush green, gold and yellow porch painting columns, show the royal majesty and the outstanding wisdom of ancient craftsmen in front of the world.
Beijing Half-Day Tour | White Tower + Red Wall + Jiewa Emperor's Photo Raiders
This weekend to Beijing to shelter from the rain, the magic of the Huangmei season makes people want to grow mushrooms! I did not expect that the recent emperor weather is good enough to explode, and the sky is so beautiful!
Sat on a natural wake up on Saturday and then go shopping in old Beijing, digging a few treasures, there are also small and net red, of course, if you get these photos and poses, let your photos blow Burst the ticket circle.
Small photo points recommended: front door and courtyard
a quiet old house, after the reconstruction, two floors. The first floor is mainly used for meeting rooms, salons and other activities, and the second floor has a bubble meditation room overlooking the neighboring houses. Compared to Berrybean, the online coffee shop, it is really quiet, almost no one, and the background is very clean. If you want to feel the little friends of the old Beijing roof, it is recommended! (It is very safe, there is a platform to cross the past, the premise needs to be light and light, do not affect other guests)
Address: No. 218, Xia Mo Factory Street, Qianmen East Road, hh/ Cost: Afternoon tea 88 yuan
red photo point recommendation: Lotus COFFEE & T
this family do not have to do more introduction, Baita Temple is best for framing coffee shop. Both tourists and locals will go there because there are too many people on the weekend, so they have to queue up. As for the angle of photography, please refer to my photo! Going out from the coffee shop and turning left into a hutong alley, it is also very suitable for taking photos with the White Tower, and the background red and white is really nice!
Address: 3rd Floor, Baita Zhiguang, No. 185, Fuchengmen Inner Street
Cost: Per capita 80 yuan
Photo point recommendation: Yihe The palace red wall
evening Lama Temple is really beautiful under the blue sky and white clouds! When the light is also the softest, taking a photo on the red wall is also a must for Beijing. Opposite is the Wudaoying Hutong, you can also stroll along the way.
Address: No. 12, Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng District
Tickets: 28 yuan (free photo at the door)
Wear advice: white or light color . Whether it is a red wall or a white tower, the roof is recommended to wear pants, it is more convenient!
Beijing | The must-have royal temple / hc/
was the palace where Yongzheng lived before he was enthroned. Qianlong was also born here, and the folks called it "dragon and blessed land"
Yonghe Temple was once the residence of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty. At that time, Emperor Yongzheng was the prince and had not yet stepped up to the throne. It is also the place where Emperor Qianlong, the son of Emperor Yongzheng, was born. Nowadays, Lama Temple is a well-known monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Beijing. The incense often burns brightly. There are also many precious cultural relics in Lama Temple, such as the 500 Arhat Mountain carved out of sandalwood, the giant Buddha niche carved out of silkwood, and the 18-meter-high Buddha carved out of white sandalwood.