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Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa

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27 Aug 2018
30 Apr 2016
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Southeast of The Bishu Villa, Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Bishu Villa is very big and so much to see! Highly recommend the boat ride on the lake, although I also did the bus ride around the garden. Everybody gets a local guide before going into the Villa, very informative.

Thank doctorSG
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.

1  Thank crispair
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.

Thank JFChristin
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank CristianeHong
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...More

1  Thank yyyzzz_utah
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...More

3  Thank ffrige
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...More

1  Thank IsabelTM
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)...More

Thank anneetmichel
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!

Thank C H
Reviewed 21 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...More

4  Thank abere8
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