Monday, December 5, 2011 7:14:16 AM
Lama Temple is located in the northeast corner of the Lama Temple Avenue, Dongcheng District which is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Beijing. The traffic of it is very convenient. Travelers could easily take subway Line 2 and Line 5, get off at Lama Temple Station, choose C export and you will find Lama Temple is on your west side about 150 meters. Or you could get to the destination by taking buses 62, 13, 116 and 44.
During your Lama Temple private tour, you will learn more about ancient Chinese history. In the 23rd year of Kangxi reign, Qing Dynasty (l693), Lama Temple was the mansion of the forth son of Kangxi emperor, Yinzhen. In 1983 it was identified as Chinese Buddhist temple for Han nationality area by the State Council.
Lama Temple covers an area of 66,400 square meters with more than a thousand palaces. Created in Kangxi reign of Qing Dynasty, it has over 300 years’ history. After Emperor Yongzheng dead, Qianlong converted Lama Temple into a Tibetan lamasery Lama. Lama Temple is made up of five main palaces including, Tianwang Palace, Center Palace, Yongyou Palace, Falun Palace and Wanfu Palace. In addition, it also has east side hall, west side hall and four school halls (Lecture Hall, Esoteric Hall, Mathematics Hall, Pharmacists Hall). Courtyard layout of the building gradually reduced from south to north, and temples are in turn increased. Lama has many unique features, the Buddhist relics, of which the most famous relics are: Ruin of wood, bronze Sumeru, vertical Buddha, six cycle map, etc.
Today when met the people who have visited the Lama Temple during their Beijing Private Tours, there is no doubt that everyone was appealed to the splendid imperial garden architecture, mysterious Tibetan Buddhist statues and unique Tibetan Buddhist culture. In fact, in a sense, Lama Temple now shows the most prosperous and the most brilliant culture to the modern face.