Lama Temple (雍和宫)

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One of Beijing’s most beautiful temple.

Prayer Incense

Prayer Incense

Prayers

Prayers

Close Up of a Bell

Close Up of a Bell

Details of a Bell

Details of a Bell

Close Up

Close Up

Temple Alley

Temple Alley

Praying

Praying

Through a Door

Through a Door

Bamboo

Bamboo

Main Door

Main Door

Temple\'s Roof

Temple's Roof

Selling Incense For Prayers

Selling Incense For Prayers

Burning Incense

Burning Incense

And I’m off to bed — I’ve just walked for about 12 hours…! We are going to the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games tomorrow.

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11 Comments

  1. I’m so jealous! Course, I’m more into Japan than China … but hey, it’s practically a jump across the bay, I’d go anyway 😀 I’m watching the Olympics, I’ll look for you on TV! LOL

    Ghostys last great read…Alt Lang Syne

  2. I wonder whether it’s supposed to be llama temple…probably not. Might be some chinese word for all I know.

    Like ghosty, I’m more into Japan as well, though I’ve been there. In any case, though I’m learning Japanese, Chinese is way out of my league. It will probably replace all the languages I know right now with curves and boxes.

  3. you took wonderful pics! of course,
    you are able to see the color and
    light in everything. this temple looks
    new to me, or else it is rather well-kept.
    have a safe journey home.

    Seraphines last great read…The Bush Peso

  4. Isn’t it great to take in the sights of a Temple?? I love it!! Rest well and another great closing ceremony Zhu, I’ll see if I can catch you on TV 😉

  5. It’s so much similar to temples in India. Basic fundamentals looks to be the same. Indian temples also do have Big entrance doors, Great hoods/roof and know what these roofs are the symbol of God’s blessings (this is a myth in India) 🙂

    So it’s nice to know your trip is going fine! Now waiting for some updates on Bird’s Nest. Did you attend final event of Olympics?

    Have a good time!

  6. @beaverboosh – It does feel like home!

    @Ghosty – I don’t know much about Japan (except for the Chinese propaganda!) but I’d love to visit too.

    @RG – Chinese isn’t that bad actually. Think just more (way more) kanji.

    @Seraphine – Everything looks good in China, honestly. I love this country’s colors…

    @shionge – Did you see me? I was there! 😉

    @Annie – Interesting! I have a lot to learn when it comes to Eastern religions — well, all religions actually.

  7. Oh my goodness, my heart aches.. I want to be there so much! Your photographs give a real sense of age and history, of architecture and colour, of art and craft. In a place like this, my head would be exploding, so much to see, so much to absorb. I imagine the sounds and smells to be equally as wonderful. Mmmmmmmmm, simply wonderful.

    Grahams last great read…A little preview of where I live and work

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