Tibet | Jokhang Temple

One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Tibet

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Jokhang Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Tibet. Located in Lhasa, the temple was built during the reign of Emperor Songsten Gampo. The temple was built to house the statues of Buddha

Jokhang Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Tibet. Located in Lhasa, the temple was built during the reign of Emperor Songsten Gampo. The temple was built to house the statues of Buddha brought by his two wives – Princess Bhrikuti from Nepal and Princess Wencheng from China. The oldest part of the temple dates back to 652 AD. The temple showcases over 3000 images of Lord Buddha and rare Buddhist religious texts. The walls of the temple are covered with beautiful murals depicting scenes from the life of Lord Buddha and Buddhist deities. 


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