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Yonghegong Lama Temple


Yonghegong Lama Temple, Beijing
Yonghegong Lama Temple

The Yonghegong Lama Temple, located in the northeast corner of downtown Beijing was originally used as official residence for court eunuchs of the Ming dynasty and then used for the royal court of Prince Yongzheng of the Qing dynasty. In the 3rd year of Yongzheng's rein (1725), it was elevated to imperial palace for short stays away from the capital with the name changed to Yonghe Palace of Peace and Harmony.

The large temple consists of five courtyards in a row. The front of the temple is bright and spacious decorated by carved murals and decorated archways. The back of the temple is composed of a cluster of building, halls and pavilions intermingled with each other.

Palace of the Heavenly King, Yonghe Palace, Eternal Blessing Hall, the Hall of the Wheel of the Law and Hall of boundless Happiness are the main structures in the temple. In the Hall of the Boundless Happiness, stands the world's biggest wood carving Buddha which stands at 26 meters tall and is carved out of a whole piece of sandalwood. This temple is amazing to witness not only because of its unique structures but also because of the beautiful artifacts inside it.

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