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Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa

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Address: Southeast of The Bishu Villa, Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
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You are transported to Tibet with a visit to this temple. A lot of walk , so avoid entering in case you have problems walking. However, that doesn't stop you from a photo shoot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

You are transported to Tibet with a visit to this temple. A lot of walk , so avoid entering in case you have problems walking. However, that doesn't stop you from a photo shoot from outside.

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Beijing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

This is a must-see, as much because the place is nice to walk in, must the building is charismatic. Under (badly needed) renovation when we went there, it will be definitively something that will be impressive by its dimensions, decoration, and deep spirituality.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

There wasn't much to see in Chengde, but I think this is one of the most beautiful sites in the city. Even though the architecture might be considered just a copy of Tibetan buildings and the temples are not as preserved as they should, the view that the combination of the temples give you are terrific. You can tell there's... More 

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

Even though they are not very well maintained and they charge a lot for entrance fees, they are great places to visit and to understand the history during the Qing period. The temples are all for different groups and different religions. But all are very built and in great locations.

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shanghai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

There are many temples surrounding the summer palace. We only visited two of them (Puning and Putuo Zongcheng) for lack of time. They are all only a few minutes drive from each other. The areas are very beautiful although a bit overpriced. I suggest doing the temples in the morning and leaving the whole afternoon for the palace.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Just 3hours away from Beijing where temperatures were very high, this place was paradise. The temples are beautiful and peaceful, away from the crowds of Chinese tourists that filled the Mountain resort. Climbing was easy because you stop in all the gates and enjoy the beautiful interiors or the golden rooftop. I Felt on top of the world and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

The origin of these temples is more interesting than the actual buildings which are nicer to be seen from far than actually visited in detail. Emperor Qianlong (major Qing dynasty, the last one) wanted to treat his western colleagues from Tibet (an old chines preoccupation) and had built these copies of major buddhist temples to honour his dominated "guests". However... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

Visited Putuozongcheng, mini replica of Tibet's Lhasa Potala Palace. Quite a climb from the car park but very beautiful grounds. May be a mini version of the one in Tibet, but big enough and very impressive!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

The Outer Temples are accessible from Chengde by a normal city bus (118 if I remember correctly) for 1 yuan, if you don't mind the 500m walk from the bus stop up the road where the first temple is, and then walking from one to the other. We had a picture map of the are which we had bought the... More 

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Beijing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

The 8 temples are easily reached by taxi from central Chengde - 10 -15mins at most. Entrance fees are a standard 80RmB but the tickets usually cover two or more temples as long as you visit them on the same day. The bigger temples have lots of Chinese tour parties so they can be crowded and noisy. The earlier in... More 

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