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This is the gate to the lamasery in Beijing. This temple of in the imperial capital was very important, because the religion of the Manchu Emperors was the tibetan Buddhism. So the roofs are in imperial yellow - a colour that was exclusively for the emperor. It was originally built as a palace, but changed in 1744 into a monastery and temple. The name of this place of worship is Yonghegong (雍和宮), meaning court of eternal harmony.

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Additional Photos by Roland Parton (ahmet54) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 287 W: 342 N: 489] (3476)
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