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Lama Temple Beijing

lama temple beijingThe Lama Temple Beijing, or Yonghe Gong in Chinese, is the largest Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple in Beijing. It was built in the 33rd year of Kangxi Reign in the Qing Dynasty (1694) as the mansion for Emperor Yongzheng when he was a prince.

The main buildings in the Yonghe Gong complex is composed of and six main halls Yonghe Gate, Yonghegong Hall, Yongyou Hall, Falun Hall, Wanfu Hall, Suicheng Hall. Besides there are the east and west side halls, Sixue Hall (including Apothecary Hall, Mathematics Hall, Esoteric Hall and Lecture Hall), and two exhibition halls of cultural relics.

At the gate of the Lama Temple Beijing there stand three graceful memorial archways. The whole perfect layout looks majestic with the characteristics of Manchu, Han, Tibetan and Mongolian cultures.

Before the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the Lama Temple Beijing remained in ruins. After 1949, the People's Government attached great importance to the temple. In 1961, he temple was listed as one of the major national protected cultural heritages. In 1981, the Lama Temple Beijing was reopened to the public.

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