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Jokhang Monastery

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Jokhang Temple is the sacred center of Tibet. Daily pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. Some of them even progress prostrate by body length to the threshold of the temple. The temple lies at the center of the old Lhasa. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo and his two foreign wives, it has a record of more than 1,300 years. It was said that Nepal Princess Tritsun decided to construct a temple to house the Jowo Sakyamuni aged 12 brought by Chinese Princess Wencheng. This temple is a blend of Tibetan, Han and Nepalese architectural techniques. Visitors can view sphinx and other strange and sacred sculptures as well.
This temple keeps many priceless cultural relics. The most well-known and valuable one is the Jowo Sakyamuni aged 12, which is circumambulated by thousands of pilgrims day and night. Each year, the Great Prayer Festival is held in the Temple. The rites of Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas' beginning into lamahood are in addition held in the monastery.

Jokhang Temple is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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