The Lama (Yonge) Temple is a lamasery of Tibetan Buddhism, a monastery for Tibetan monks. It also used to be an imperial palace, influencing the temple’s architecture.
When we walked in, we were provided a free bundle of incense to add to the massive piles raging throughout the temple. As an active temple, there were people praying all around.
The temple holds a Guinness World Record for its Maitreya Buddha statue. The statue stands at 26 meters tall and is made of a single piece of white sandalwood! Each toe is the size of a pillow! 😲
After meandering through hutongs, we had a delicious Peking duck dinner at a famous Beijing roast duck restaurant, once visited by Fidel Castro.
There sure isn’t a lack of roast duck in Beijing!