Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple is by far one of the most visited spiritual centers in Tibet. Located in Barkhor Square, Lhasa this temple is one of the most essential and sacred temples to the Tibetan people. If you are on a tour of Lhasa City, Jokhang Temple is at the top of the list for you. Built by King Songtsan Gyampo in the 7th century for his two brides: The Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti and Tang Princess Wencheng, the temple is a giant Architectural brilliance on its own. A cauldron of mixed architecture including Chinese, Tibetan, Nepalese, and Mandala this temple is indeed a masterpiece.

Jokhang Temple, unlike the Potala Palace, is still in use. It holds great significance in conserving Tibetan Buddhism in Lhasa. The main building is a four-storied Temple with roofs with gilded bronze tiles. You can see a Dharma Wheel( wheel of life) held by two deer which symbolize Sakyamuni Buddha himself. One of the most valuable parts is the main hall of the temple with a statue of 12-year-old Shakyamuni Buddha.

Visit this amazing temple and get a chance to meet the pilgrims with their prayer wheels. Visitors can also get an instant positive vibe here by the smiles of the locals and spiritual pilgrims. It is a great experience to peek into ancient Buddhist tradition. All in all Jokhang temple and surrounding are both a unique and positive way to highlight your Tibet tour.

Major Attractions


Buddhist scriptures and sculptures

Nearby Barkhor Street

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