Jokhang Tempel - Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple, Tibet 2016

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.


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