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Beijing Yonghe Lamasery Travel Guide

Yonghe Lamasery is the largest and most perfetly preserved lamasery in present day China, located in the northcorner of Beijing City. Initially built in 1694 as the residence of Yongzheng Emperor when he was a prince, Yonghe Lamasery is endowed with the style of an imperial palace, making it distinctive from others. It covers an area of 66,400 square meters and is the national centre of Lama administration.

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Tourist sites in Yonghe Lamasery

  • Hall of Everlasting Blessings
  • Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happinesses
  • Hall of the Dharma Wheel
  • Suggestion:
  1. Every year in April 15th it is the traditional festival of Tibetan Buddhism, the monks celebrate this day for memorizing the Buddha. If you are instrested in Buddhist, you can join them and learn more about the Buddist culture. The celebration is from April 13 to 15.
  2. You can also buy souvenirs by negotiating with the person in responsibility in the Lamasery

Address(English):12 Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng District
How to get there:

Sunbway Line 5: get off at Yonghegong Station, and get out of the station from Exit C.
Subway Line 2: get off at Yonghegong Station, get out of the station from Exit C , and walk south about 400 meters, then you'll find Yonghe Lamasery on the east side of the road.

Take bus No.13,44, 62, 116 or 117 and get off at Yonghegong Station.
Take bus No. 18, 44, 75, 606, 684, 800, 858 or 909 and get off at Yonghegong Bridge East Station.
Take bus No.125 and get off at Yonghegong Bridge North Station.

Other information:

Ticket: CNY25 / person
Opening hours: 09:00 to 17:00
Recommended Time for a Visit: one hour
Tel: 010-64044499

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