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I never tire of this type of site seeing .I may well have seen thousands of temples before but nothing detracts from the beauty I found here .With a back drop of pure blue sky this was seen at it's best .I could have happily...More
As we approached entrance to the first Temple, Puning Si, the smell of incense immediate engulfed your olfactory. The wind was blowing towards the entrance. As we entered the property it was similar to other temples we had seen except this one had a fire...More
The temple is peaceful and serene, the big wooden Budda is a magnificent sight! To see how it was hand carved from one single tree over 300 years ago.I suggest this sight to see this magnificent structure.
Tip : buy the combined ticket for 280yuans (Mountain resort, Potala and Punning Temple) if you're going to visit the main sights. You can add HammerRock the price would be 320yuans if I remember.
Really nice temple, dont miss the largest bouddha in a piece...More
The Puning Temple of Chengde ("Temple of Universal Peace"), Hebei province, China is a Qing dynasty era Buddhist temple complex built in 1755, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. The temple was modeled after the Samye Monastery, the sacred Lamaist site in Tibet.
This was one of the two highlights for me in our 10 day trip to China - the other one being the Terra Cotta Warriors. While this is not as dramatic, it stood out among the attractions given the charm and uniqueness of a Tibetan...More