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Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple ("House of the Lord") in Lhasa is the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism, attracting crowds of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and curious foreign tourists. Photos: Wu Jie/Sino-US.com

Jokhang Temple was founded in 674 by King Songtsen Gampo,the first ruler of a unified Tibet, and his two wives.
 
Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, was built around the temple.
 
 
People prostrate their way to the Jokhang Temple to pray for world peace.
 
 
People prostrate their way to the Jokhang Temple to pray for world peace.
 
 
People put money to a tank in the Jokhang Temple in an effort to give blessing.
 
 
Barkhor Street, or Baojiao Street, is an ancient street surrounding the Jokhang Temple. People walk clockwise to circle the temple, the same way as they turn the prayer wheel.

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