Have you ever been to a Lamestry? I have been to one!

Tripoto
1st May 2018
Photo of Have you ever been to a Lamestry? I have been to one! by Harsh Agrawal
Day 1

Most of us have been to a Monastery once in our lifetime. We know them as the place where the monks live and worship Lord Buddha.However how you heard about a Lamestry?!I suppose not! So this time while I was in Beijing I got this opportunity to set foot inside a Lamestry and believe me,it was worth the trip!

The architecture of a Lama Temple or the Lamestry is quite similar to that of a Monastery,however on a close inspection the carvings and the patterns used on the walls are very different.This is the entrance to the Lama Temple.

Photo of Lama Temple, Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng, China by Harsh Agrawal

As soon as you enter the premises,you get to see a tradition that is very much prevelant in the Hindu temple also i.e.- Burning the incense sticks.

Photo of Lama Temple, Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng, China by Harsh Agrawal

This is the main temple perimeter where the deity is seated.As photography was prohibited inside I couldn't take a snap!

Photo of Lama Temple, Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng, China by Harsh Agrawal

Once you are done offering your prayers,you can actually go around the temple and see some of the replicas of ancient artefacts and relics of Chinese Kingdoms that were the followers of Lamestry.

Photo of Lama Temple, Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng, China by Harsh Agrawal

Inside the Lamestry's compound.

Photo of Lama Temple, Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng, China by Harsh Agrawal

Such a wonderfully designed Entry/Exit gate! Just look at the intricacies and the detailing that has been performed on the wood.

Photo of Lama Temple, Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng, China by Harsh Agrawal

On the way out ,you can stroll down this beautiful garden and enjoy the greenery! Lama Temple may not be everyone's cup of tea but it is surely worth the visit!

Photo of Lama Temple, Yonghegong Street, Dongcheng, China by Harsh Agrawal
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