Jokhang Temple

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Jokhang Temple
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How to pronounce

Jokhang:  joe-khah'ng


Pilgrims (some on foot) come from all corners of Tibet to worship here.


Though many tourists come inside, the temple sustains a deep, timeless religious ambiance.

Construction history

The Jokhang temple dates back nearly 1300 years, but most of what you see was built four centuries ago by the Fifth Dalai Lama.

Jokhang Temple location

It is in the middle of the old section of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet (Xizang is its Chinese name). 

Barkhor Market

After your visit to the Jokhang Temple, explore the Barkhor Market, which surrounds the temple. The tightly backed stalls evoke the essence of traditional Tibetan city bazaars.

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