The center of the barkhor street is the Jokhang Temple, which was built in the same year by Songtsen Gampo for the princess chizun. The original name of the temple "Resa" as the city's name and then evolved into today's new name "Lhasa". Therefore, tibetans often say "The Jokhang Temple appeared first, then Lhasa city". Jokhang Temple as "Eyes of Tibet" in the Tibetan religious culture in the supreme position, is always the center of various major buddhist activities, daily to the specialization of people is an endless stream. The largest of the Jokhang Temple is the statue of Sakyamuni, who was 12 years old when Princess Wencheng entered the land. The reason why Lhasa is called "holy land" is related to the Buddha statue. On the right side of the entrance to the main hall is the mural of the story of the temple of the Jokhang Temple. To learn about the Jokhang temple, the Lhasa in the 7th century, the songtsung and princess wencheng, you must first look at this picture. And don't forget to board the third floor, which is a good place to look at the Potala Palace and overlook the Jokhang Temple square.
Jokhang Temple (Lhasa)
Location: Center of Lhasa Old City
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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