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Temple of Universal Happiness (Pule si)

East Shore of Wulie River, Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
0314-2057557
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Ranked #4 of 37 Attractions in Chengde
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Owner description: Also called the Round Pavilion, this structure was built in 1766 for the representatives of the Kazak, Khalkhas and other dignitaries of minority... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Diego, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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138 reviews 138 reviews
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
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 May 1, 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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