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No. 41 Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet

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Annual Visitors: 700,000

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes Potala
Palace, this holiest of Tibetan Buddhist temples draws pilgrims who prostrate
themselves in front and spin golden prayer wheels inside. Built in 647 by King
Songtsen Gampo, who unified Tibet, the four-story temple houses a myriad of
chapels to gods and bodhisattvas, yak-butter votive candles, incense, and an
ancient, jewel-covered, gilded statue of the Buddha called the Jowo Rinpoche. chinaodysseytours.com

Source: China Odyssey Tours, Lhasa

World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites

No. 41 Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet

Annual Visitors: 700,000

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes Potala
Palace, this holiest of Tibetan Buddhist temples draws pilgrims who prostrate
themselves in front and spin golden prayer wheels inside. Built in 647 by King
Songtsen Gampo, who unified Tibet, the four-story temple houses a myriad of
chapels to gods and bodhisattvas, yak-butter votive candles, incense, and an
ancient, jewel-covered, gilded statue of the Buddha called the Jowo Rinpoche. chinaodysseytours.com

Source: China Odyssey Tours, Lhasa

Best View Stock / Alamy

World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites

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