Jokhang Temple

(Tibetan: ཇོ་ཁང།, Chinese: 大昭寺)

This is the most sacred  Buddhist temple in Tibet. It was built in 647 AD for the Tubo King Songtsen Gampo’s two brides: Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang dynasty and Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal. (Any pictures of the inside are from the Internet. You can’t take photos inside any of the holy places.)

Pilgrims come and walk clockwise around the temple saying prayers and prostrating themselves in front of the temple.

Around the area is Bakhor Street, the oldest street in Lhasa. In the past it was a holy road. Now it is full of shops as well as many of the streets nearby.

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