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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This temple had a lot of historical significance and still a very important place as part of the pilgrimage. However, with the throngs of the crowd and the 'security' in pushing you through, I felt... more »
The place as its solemn aura that makes you feel so in touch with their faith. It was a great experience more »
The temple itself is undoubtedly impressive and unique. But the true highlight of visiting is witnessing the incredible devotion of the local pilgrims.
Loved visiting. A must see!
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