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Full Day Lama Temple, Temple Of Confucius

Lama Temple (雍和宫) is the most handsome and impressive Buddhist temple in Beijing. It is the only temple in Beijing to have its own subway stop. Lama Temple ( Yonghe Lamasery ) was built in the 33 Qing Kangxi year (1694) and it is now the largest and best-preserved Lamasery of Yellow Sect in Beijing.

Lama Temple features five large halls and five courtyards with beautifully decorative archways, upturned eaves and carved details. It houses a treasury of Buddhist art, including sculptured images of gods, demons and Buddhas, as well as Tibetan-style murals.

A 6-m-tall bronze statue of Tsongkapa, founder of the Yellow sect rests in the Hall of the Wheel of Law, but the temple's crowning glory is the breathtaking 18-m-tall statue of Maitreya (Buddha of Future) carved from a single tree trunk in the Pavilion of Eternal Happiness, the tallest building in the lamasery.

The Temple of Confucius in Beijing China is adjacent to the Lama Temple. It is the second largest Confucius Temple in the world behind the temple in Qufu in Shandong province where Confucius was born. This ancient temple was first built in 1302 during the Mongol-Yuan Dynasty and measures 22,000 square meters. Its history, architecture and importance in the feudal society of ancient China makes the temple a must visit!

The Temple of Confucius and the Imperial College are located on Guozijian Street. These two famous buildings were restored and renamed “the Museum of Confucian Temple and Imperial College” in June, 2008. It offers its visitors the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of Beijing, which always seems to be face paced. Lama Temple (雍和宫) is the most handsome and impressive Buddhist temple in Beijing. It is the only temple in Beijing to have its own subway stop. Lama Temple ( Yonghe Lamasery ) was built in the 33 Qing Kangxi year (1694) and it is now the largest and best-preserved Lamasery of Yellow Sect in Beijing. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotels in Beijing City center at 8:30am.

Duration: 7 hours.

Start/opening time: At 9am.

End/closing time: At 4pm.

Languages: English.

Others: Lunch at local restaurant included.