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Address: North of Lion Ditch, Chengde 068450, China
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09:00 - 16:30
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This place is definitely worth a visit. Although it is said to be a replica of the Potala in Tibet it is still an amazing place on the outside it looks different from other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is definitely worth a visit. Although it is said to be a replica of the Potala in Tibet it is still an amazing place on the outside it looks different from other temples in China however as you go Inside and up to the terrace I got a feeling I have seen it before. As many temples in... More 

Thank iristaletta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Nice to walk around , advisable to get a good guide who can explain the meaning behind and would be more fruitful ! We had a great guide who explained well and was really interesting to hear ... there are many guides so get a good knowledgeable one

Thank 393cherrya
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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!

Thank Vladimir M
North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank MichaelJamesCole
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 

Thank mekongguest
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Joann W
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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.

Thank Volker-Meier
Ankeny, Iowa
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 

Thank Will Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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