Yonghegong Lama Temple
In Beijing, Yonghegong Lama Temple is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful temples.It was originally built for the Yongzheng Emperor in Qing Dynasty while still a prince. After Yongzheng acended to the throne, his former estate was transformed into a Tibetan Buddhist Temple. That’s why the architecture in the temple looks so grand, even luxurious — and incompatible with its identity. The temple covers an area of one hundred acres and has over one thousand halls and monk’s cells. While appreciating the valuable thangkas and statues of Buddha in Yonghegong, you may still bump into some monks living there.
12 Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, +8610 84191919