Jokhang Temple has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries. It is the
spiritual center of Lhasa and stands in the heart of the old city. It
was built in 647AD by King Songtsen Gampo, upon establishing his
kingdom capital in Lhasa. Through several renovations it expanded into
quite a large group of buildings and now covers an area of over 25,000
Jokhang has 4 stories and its roofs are covered with gilded bronze
tiles. It was built in the style of Tang dynasty structures and adopted
the characteristics of Nepalese and Indian architecture.