Situated in the center of the old section of Lhasa, Jokhang Temple was one of the most important religious centers in Tibet it was built in the mid-7th century A.D. by the legendary king Songtsen Gampo, and later extended by successive rulers, it has now become a gigantic architectural complex.
Located in the east, facing to the west, it is a four-story temple with splendid golden roofs. It has architectural feature of Tang Dynasty and also assimilated very much features from both Nepalese and Indian Buddhist temples. The murals in the temple mainly depict the life stories of historic characters. It was always an important pilgrim destination for Tibetans, but after being added in the list of world heritage site by UNESCO, the temple is now a source of attraction for all the visitors visiting the town. Come and reveal the cosmos of the holiest site in Tibet and find the way of living of the monks. The temple is absolutely a place for devotees and tourists, come along with your family and friends to seek blessings of the lord. The architecture and the resplendence of history are other main reason to take up a trip to this holy divine.
Ticket fare: CNY85
Opening hours: 9:00-18:00
Address: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa