The Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple) 雍和宫

The Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple) is a temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism located in the northeastern part of Beijing, China. It is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. The building and the artworks of the temple combine Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.

Yonghe Temple Board

Maitreya Buddha

In one of the buildings of the temple called the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happinesses, there is a 26m tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha carved from a single piece of white sandalwood. This statue is one of the three artworks in the Temple which were included in the Guinness Book of Records in 1993.

 

Some Useful Vocab:

xīzàng = Tibet

fójiào = Buddhism

sìmiào = temple

zōngjiào = religion

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