Jokhang Temple is located in Central Lhasa and considered to be one of the most holy and sacred places of worship by many Tibetians. The Jokhang temple had been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000. It covers an area of almost 6 acres and is known for the famous statue of Buddha. It also marks the advent of Buddhism in to Tibet. It was only after the temple was built that Buddhism grown to its present position in Tibet.
Jokhang Temple is a significant pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists. Traveller come from all corners of Tibet, usually on foot and often performing austerities for penance along the way. The most ardent pilgrims cover the last several miles prostrate on the ground.