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Potala Palace (Putuo Zongcheng Temple)

North of Lion Ditch, Chengde 068450, China
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Beautiful but...

The visit of the "Small Potala" is really a "must-do" in Chengde. The resort is beautiful with a... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
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Awesomely preserved

Tip : buy the combined ticket for 280yuans (Mountain resort, Potala and Punning Temple) if you're... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The visit of the "Small Potala" is really a "must-do" in Chengde. The resort is beautiful with a lot of explanation, the view on the top is beautiful. Unfortunately, there are some "but's". The Potalaka is really bad maintained. The base of the resort is...More

Thank ers7060
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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...More

Thank Swannie74
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

Thank Unelma333
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...More

Thank iristaletta
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...More

1  Thank 393cherrya
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....More

Thank Vladimir M
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...More

1  Thank Katie H
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
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...More

Thank mekongguest
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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