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Address: North of Lion Ditch, Chengde 068450, China
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A Few Hours to Explore

A fun ice to explore. Big enough to wander a bit but not so big you get lost. Admission gets you into Xumi Temple just outside the exit also. Wait to take pictures until you get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Qinhuangdao, China
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Putuo Zongcheng Temple of Chengde, Hebei province, China is a Qing dynasty era Buddhist temple complex built between 1767 and 1771, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. The temple was modeled after the Potala Palace of Tibet. Be sure to visit this temple. And it's better if you can climb up to the roof!

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wear good shoes and maybe bring a flashlight. Some of the walking here and the other temple including in admission is a little sketchy. Many of the rooms and staircases have little to no light so it'd help to have a flash light or something handy. It's pretty dark. The outside of the temple was cool to see since it's... More 

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Qinhuangdao, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A fun ice to explore. Big enough to wander a bit but not so big you get lost. Admission gets you into Xumi Temple just outside the exit also. Wait to take pictures until you get to the top.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Potalaka temple in Chengde is a replica of the Potala Palace, Lhasa Tibet It was built in AD 1767 and take 4 years to complete in AZ 1771 Part of the temple complex is under going renovation, including the inner temple area. Not easily accessible , lots of walking and stairs area is steep and rather dark TIP, bring... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Many guides wanted us to hire them which gave me a wrong image that they needed jobs to . We egnored them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Refreshing temple, because it's different in style from all the other temples you typically see in China. Lots of great photo spots. It was raining when we were there. However, I think it was even beneficial. Very few tourists and a mystical atmosphere.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Ten-minutes away from the Imperial Summer Resort by bus, we got to the Potala Palace, a cluster of white-red buildings sprawling on a hill on the right. However, this one is not a miniature of the one in Lhasa, Tibet, in any sense. The small, square windows of the one are not real; they are painted. No monks whatsoever in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend visiting all eight outer temples in Chengde because of the high prices for tickets....if you have time for one, I would recommend this one as it is the largest and most impressive...despite being a replica, it is still impressive...as I do not plan on visiting Lhasa to see the original Potala any time soon...it was a worthwhile... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The tour company will be punished if we stayed any minute longer than one hour which is the main downside! It is seriously crowded and heel to head on stairs. I found out I was allergic the the incants they burn inside. Too late after an hour my eyes all swollen but as soon as I washed them with cold... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The Potolaka Temple  is an ensemble of gateways, temples , pavilions and towers  in tibetian and chinese architectural style. It replicates the Potala Palace in Lhasa , the abode of the Dalai Lama. We visited this attraction during our holidays in Chengde.The Potalaka Temple complex was built on a hill slope .Its halls and pavilions are decorated with copper and gold tiled roof.Distinctive tibetian... More 

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