The Lama temple (雍和宫 Yōnghégōng or Yonghe temple) is located in Beijing's Dongcheng district, a few km northeast of the Forbidden City. It's a Tibetan Buddhist temple and monastery which until 1723 was the residence of prince Yin Zhen. In 1744 it was converted to lama monastery and became the residence for a large number of Tibetan Buddhist monks from Mongolia and Tibet. The temple is open to the public and consists of a number of archways and halls.
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