A Buddhist monk stands near a bronze incense burner on the grounds the Lama Temple.
The Lama Temple, located in northeastern Beijing (Peking), was originally built in the 17th century the Qing Dynasty. It was the official residence for court eunuchs. In the 1700s, half of the buildings were converted into a monastery for Tibetan Buddhist monks, and the other half remained an imperial palace. The Lama Temple remained largely untouched throughout the cultural revolution due to the intervention of Prime Minister Zhou Enlai. Today it is a very popular place of worship and visit in Beijing.