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Jokhang Temple

Widely revered as the “spiritual heart of Tibet”, Jokhang Temple, built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, promises one of the quintessential Tibetan experiences in Lhasa. With the air filled with a palpable sense of holiness, the entire Buddhist temple acts as the focus of worship and devotion.

Line up with devout Tibetan pilgrims, young and old, to worship the life-size statue of 12-year-old Sakyamuni Buddha; closely explore the exquisitely-made Buddhist murals; walk through the dimly-lit religious chambers while listening to intriguing historic stories related to Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng, etc. Get ready to delve into the essence of Tibetan Buddhism and culture.

Of course, don’t forget to climb to the gold-gilded rooftop of Jokhang Temple.The reward would be the panoramic view of lively Barkhor Bazaar and the enchanting vista of Potala Palace. Please follow our in-depth guide below and make the most of Jokhang Temple tour.

Basic Facts:

Chinese name: 大昭寺 Dàzhāo Sì

Location: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa;Surrounded by Barkhor Street

Altitude: 3,650 m (11,975 ft)

Builder: Songtsen Gampo (from 639 to 647 AD)

Type: UNESCO heritage site; spiritual heart of Tibet; the holiest Buddhist site in Tibet

Opening Hours & Ticket:09:00-18:00; 85CNY/Person(all year round)

Ticket Purchase Procedure: Currently, no advanced booking is needed. Our Tibetan guide will properly handle the ticket purchase.

How to Get There: You may directly walk to Barkhor Street or take Bus (No.5, No.9, No.10, No.12, No.15, etc.) and get off at Lugu Station, which is within walking distance to Jokhang Temple

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