The Lama Temple, or Yonghe Temple as it is actually called, is a monastery of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the typical stops in any visit to Beijing.

Once an imperial residence, it is now a great sample of Chinese architecture with many halls and courtyards.

It is an active temple and you can see people praying, lighting incense and doing typical Buddhist rituals.

It doesn’t take more than 40 minutes to visit.


Top Tips Before You Go

  • Be silent and respectful as people go there for worship.

Opening Hours and Admission Fees

Apr-Oct               9:00-16:30hs                       CNY $25.-

Nov-Mar              9:00-16:00hs                       CNY $25.-

Getting There

Subway Line 2 & Line 5 – Yonghegong Station, Exit C. Walk south 400m.

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