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Address: East Shore of Wulie River, Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
Phone Number: 0314-2057557
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Also called the Round Pavilion, this structure was built in 1766 for the...

Also called the Round Pavilion, this structure was built in 1766 for the representatives of the Kazak, Khalkhas and other dignitaries of minority cultures who wished an audience with Emperor Qianlong.

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Lovely temple, at the starting point for Hammer Rock hike.

This temple has some great views from the upper levels. There are also nice views of the temple from the hill at the rear. This temple has some of the best views of the huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This temple has some great views from the upper levels. There are also nice views of the temple from the hill at the rear. This temple has some of the best views of the huge Potola Tibetan temple and valley - see my photos for the view. True, this is not the greatest temple in Chengde, but the hike to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

There were maybe 5 other temple visitors when i was there. You hear no traffic, no loud chinese. Very pleasant change to the bigger temples. Close to the cable ride up to hammer rock. You can take a taxi to go there, but going back you may have to walk 1 km or so to get to a road where... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We spent a fabulous weekend in Chengde last weekend with our friends including their 5 year old daughter. This temple was among our favorites. There is the summer resort in Chengde which was expensive, and the eight outer temples. The resort was so-so. Very dusty and looked as though nobody had touched it since empress Cixi was there! The Temple... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

No crowds which was fab after Beijing. A steep walk up a poorly kept road which a few in our group struggled with as the bus couldn't drive up. Renovations were in progress but it is out of season. Great views & picture opportunities.

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Liked how it was a Tibetan style temple, not like the other temples in China. Architecture and style was interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My favourite temple in the area..wonderous Amazing temple to walk around and admire the beauty of the art and architechure

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Chengde, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2007

In late March 2007 I visited three of the 'Eight Outer Temples' in the Mountain Resort of Chengde which were done all in one day. Pule is the smallest and least known of the three we visited. We arrived after lunch on a very warm, sunny spring day. To get there in our CITS coach we drove up a single... More 

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