The Jokhang Temple is located in central Lhasa in Tibet. It is a Tibetan style temple with 1350 years history.
The Jokhang Temple was first built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo to memory the princess Bhrikuti. This temple was rebuilt several times and formed large size.
The Jokhang Temple is the most brilliant Tubo period existing building in Tibet and the oldest earth-wooden architecture. Most temples in Tibet belong to one set, but Jokhang Temple is revered by all sects.
The Jokhang Temple has the style of Tang Dynasty, Tibet and Nepol.
Different from Han style Buddhist temple, the Jokhang Temple sits east and faces to west. The temple keeps many invaluable cultural relics such as the statue of Sakyamuni at age 12, Statues of King Songtsem Gampo, Princess Wen Cheng and Princess Bhrikuti.
The Jokhang Temple is not only a place to worship Buddha, but also a place to get close to Tibet culture.