The Jokhang Temple is located in the middle of the old town of Lhasa. For the Tibetans, it forms a kind of central sanctuary, to which one should at least once in the life be pilfered.
According to the legend, the Jokhang was erected in 639 by King Songtsen Gampo’s Nepali wife, Princess Bhrikuti, after drying the milk lake, which had previously been located there. The temple was completed between 642 and 653. The total area today has an area of approximately 21,500 m².
In 2000 the Jokhang Temple, as part of the Potala Palace, was added to the list of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
Der Tempelplatz – The temple square, Lhasa, Tibet
Ehrerbietung – Obeisance, Lhasa, Tibet
Beim Gebet – In prayer, Lhasa, Tibet
Im Hintergrund immer die Berge – In the background always the mountains, Lhasa, Tibet
Der Innenhof – The courtyard, Lhasa, Tibet
Blick über die Dächer – View over the rooftops, Lhasa, Tibet
Gigantische Gebetsmühle – Giant prayer wheel, Lhasa, Tibet
Dachschmuck – Roof ornaments, Lhasa, Tibet
Pilgerin – Pilgrim, Lhasa, Tibet
Wartender Mönch – Waiting monk, Lhasa, Tibet
In tiefer Verbeugung – In deep bow, Lhasa, Tibet
Pilger beim Gebet – Pilgrim in prayer, Lhasa, Tibet
Blick vom Dach zum Potala Palast – View from the roof to the Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
Vor dem Tempel – In front of the temple, Lhasa, Tibet