Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Architecture of Lama Temple - Beijing - China

Panoramic view  in Lama Temple in Beijing, ChinaThe dimensions of the Lama Temple Beijing are magnificent, which have five courtyards in a row.

The front structural layout in the temple is bright and spacious dotted with screen walls with carved murals, lifeless things and decorated archways.

Each hall in Lama Temple Beijing has a Buddha. In the fifth hall the Buddha is seventy five feet high and was carved from one piece of Tibetan sandalwood.

Rooftop in Lama Temple in Beijing, ChinaBecause the structure once served as an imperial palace, the layout of the temple is quite different from other temples.

The main gate at Lama Temple Beijing faces south, and on its 480-meter-long north-south axis are five main halls and annexs connected by courtyards.

They include a glaze-tiled arch, Gate of Peace Declaration (Zhaotaimen), Palace of the Heavenly King (Tianwangdian), which was formerly the entrance to Yongzheng's imperial palace.

Lion in Lama Temple in Beijing, ChinaHall of Harmony and Peace (Yonghegong). The Hall of Eternal Blessing (Yongyoudian), the Hall of the Wheel of the Law (Falundian) and Pavilion of Eternal Happiness (Wanfuge).

Lama Temple Beijing: 12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, Dongcheng District Beijing, China

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