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Address: North of Lion Ditch, Chengde 068450, China
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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 17 April 2017
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Beijing, China
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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. This palace is really impressive, especially when arriving from the road you can see how huge it is. Everything is well preserved or renovated wich is... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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257 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a rather disappointing visit of the mountain resort, this temple was a very positive surprise. I haven't been to Tibet yet, so the temple being only a replica didn't bother me at all. As we walked inside, I found all architectural elements interesting and worth taking a look. There are many steps to walk if you want to reach... More 

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Thank Unelma333
Beijing, China
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147 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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 

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Thank iristaletta
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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

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1 Thank 393cherrya
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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415 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 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!

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Thank Vladimir M
North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

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Thank MichaelJamesCole
singapore
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank mekongguest
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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.

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Thank Joann W
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93 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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.

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