Built in 1694, Lama Temple was originally functioned as the childhood home of the Yongzheng Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.
The temple was built in 1694, and originally served as the childhood home of the Yongzheng Emperor of the Qing dynasty. Later in the 9th year (1744) of Emperor Qianlong's reign, it was formally converted into a lamasery, began the history of Buddhist destinations, serving both as a place of worship and a residence for monks.
Following relative constructual regulations and rules, the layout of Lama Temple is complete and strict. In front of the temple stands the Memorial Archway, and the Imperial Carriage Pathway is paved to lead to Zhaotai Gate, fully presenting the grand momentum of the royal family. Seven architectures in front are Zhaotai Gate, Drum Tower, Bell Tower, Yonghe gate Hall, Yonghe Hall, Exoteric Hall and Esoteric Hall, following the standard layout of Chinese Buddhist temple. The establishment of Exoteric Hall, Esoteric Hall, Shilun Hall and Medicine Hall mark Lama Temple as a complete Tibetan Buddhism monastery.