Located in the center of old Lhasa city, Jokhang Temple, best of China tours, is the prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally built in 647, the site of the temple was carefully chosen by the Tang (618-907) Princess Wen Cheng, the wife of the King Songtsan Gampo. She built the temple to counteract evil forces. "Jokhang" means "the House of Buddha". The craftsmen from Tibet, other parts in China and Nepal built it together and so it features different architectural styles.
Jokhang Temple is a four-storey building complex. Read also Hong Kong tour packages. Its architectural style is a combination of the Tang Dynasty, Tibet and Nepal. Every year, a large number of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and tourists at home and abroad go there pray or visit. The annual Great Prayer Festival, the ceremonies of initiation for the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama are also held in the temple.
Chinese name of this temple: Da Zhao Si
How to get there: visitors can walk, take three-wheeler or taxi to the downtown center in Lhasa.
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