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05/30/2013

Lama Temple

Yonghe Temple, commonly known as the “Lama Temple,” is a temple and monastery of a school of Tibetan Buddhism. Located in Beijing, it is one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world.

The temple was built in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty, and it originally was used as a residence for court eunuchs. Later, the temple was converted into the court of the Yongzheng Emperor. After 1722, it became a lamasery (a monastery for Tibetan Buddhist monks).

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