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Jokhang Temple, Lhasa

  • Jokhang signifies 'Place of Buddha'. Situated in the focal point of old Lhasa city, Jokhang Monastery is the prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It was initially implicit 647 AD. Jokhang Temple is the profound focal point of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pioneers. Through ni It is said the site was picked actually by the wife of King Songtsan Gampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng.
    The princess saw Wutang, a lake in Lhasa, to be a "fiend's heart", a wellspring of abhorrence, and had it filled in and the sanctuary based on the site to balance insidious strengths.



    Location
    : Central Lhasa, 2 km (1.5 miles) east of the Potala Palace, in the middle of the Barkhor Street circuit.

    Best time to visit
    : Anytime in the year

    Highlights
    : • Life-Sized Sitting Buddha Statue • Tibetan New Year Celebration • Barkhor Street • Lhasa Mosque • Ramoche Temple • The Potala Palace.

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Jokhang Temple

Jokhang signifies 'Place of Buddha'. Situated in the focal point of old Lhasa city, Jokhang Monastery is the prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It was initially implicit 647 AD. Jokhang Temple is the profound focal point of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pioneers. Through ni It is said the site was picked actually by the wife of King Songtsan Gampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng.
The princess saw Wutang, a lake in Lhasa, to be a "fiend's heart", a wellspring of abhorrence, and had it filled in and the sanctuary based on the site to balance insidious strengths.



Location
: Central Lhasa, 2 km (1.5 miles) east of the Potala Palace, in the middle of the Barkhor Street circuit.

Best time to visit
: Anytime in the year

Highlights
: • Life-Sized Sitting Buddha Statue • Tibetan New Year Celebration • Barkhor Street • Lhasa Mosque • Ramoche Temple • The Potala Palace.

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