It was with good merits and karma to be connected to Lama Tsongkhapa through my Guru many years ago. I had the fortune to visit YongHeGong Lama Temple, Beijing twice. Whenever I get the chance to be in Beijing, I would go visit and pay homage to the largest indoor wooden Lama Tsongkhapa statue in the world. I saw many tourists and surrounding local people offer un-lit joss sticks in the courtyard just outside of Maitreya Buddha before entering into the inner court where Lama Tsongkahapa stood. It is an amazing sight.
There were sangha members doing daily pujas inside where Lama Tsongkhapa statue stood. The sangha also take fruits and khata offerings from us to make offerings on the main altar.
The smaller museum is a MUST see, located towards the end of the last courtyard. Many Manjushri, Tsongkhapa and other Buddha deities statues were on displayed, including a 3 to 4 feet Vajrayogini, all housed in 2 blocks of the smaller buildings. The museum was NOT an obvious find. You need to walk towards the end of the temple to find it. Many visiting sanghas of the Gelukpa sect also visits this temple.
Very happy the Chinese government choose to restore this beautiful Lama Tsongkhapa statue because it would impress anyone who visits.