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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

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Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple(大昭寺) is located in Lhasa city center, also known as "Zula Kang", "Jue Kang" (Tibetan word for Buddha). Jokhang Temple is Tibet's most brilliant Tubo period extant buildings, the oldest civil engineering building structures in Tibet, and creating a Tibetan-style temple council regulation style. After the completion of the Jokhang Temple, after the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties repeatedly modification expansion, it formed today's scale.

The main hall of Jokhang Temple has three floors and the top of the hall covered with Tibetan Golden stylized sun shine gold. The temple has nearly 1000 meters long Tibetan mural "Princess Wencheng to Tibet map" and "build the Jokhang map", as well as two protective deities of the Ming Dynasty embroidery Thangka, Tibetan Buddhism, which is the two of dedicated to the Tantric Buddha by the Gelug Sect. They are the rare art treasures.

In1961, the temple was announced by the State Council as the first batch of national key cultural relic protection units. In November 2000, Jokhang Temple was included in the "World Heritage List" by UNESCO as the Potala Palace expansion projects. As a result, it became a World Heritage Site.

Overlooking the Jokhang Temple Square from the golden dome, the right of the mountains in the distance are the Potala Palace. The willow nearby is "Princess Willow", according to legend it was planted by Princess Wencheng. Jokhang layout orientation and Chinese Buddhism temple is different, the main hall of Jokhang Temple is facing south.

Add: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District of Lhasa City
Ticket Price: RMB 85
Opening Time: 7:00-17:30
Tel: 0891-6323129



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