Entrance to the Lama Temple
A popular place!
The temple consists of five main halls off a central corridor, with worshipers throughout the complex.
Burning incense and worshiping
Great temple buildings
Inside the temple buildings
It must be very distracting to worship here with all the tourists pushing by, taking pictures, and generally getting in the way. But, everyone seems to get along and do their own thing. Finally, deep into the temple, I come to the golden Buddha statues, sitting and standing. Wow, truly impressive!
I wander back through the complex, toward the entrance, watching worshipers pray and spin the prayer wheel and tourists gawk and photograph. A few other buildings have displays that I pop in and view.
A few more sites, inside and out
Prayer wheel and temple map
It's been a busy day, with the Confucius Temple and the Lama Temple. Time to head out and see some of the city itself.