Yonghe Temple Beijing: Smoke and Prayers

Prayers at Yonghe Temple

Prayers at the Yonghe Temple in Beijing, China. The temple is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist temples in the world. The temple was built in 1694 and was the residence of Qing Dynasty court eunuchs. It served as court for Prince Yong (Yin Zhen) before being converted to a Lamasery, a monastery for Buddhist monks. The temple features an 18 meter sandalwood carving of Buddha, one of the largest of it’s type in the world.

Yonghe Temple is in Beijing’s Dongcheng District and  easily accessible at the at the Yonghegong stop of lines 2 and 5 on the Beijing Metro.

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