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“Serene Temple” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Temple of Universal Peace (Puning si)

Temple of Universal Peace (Puning si)
North of Chengde Mountain Resort , Shangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
0314-2024548
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Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Chengde
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“Serene Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

A lovely place to wander around. The Laughing Buddha on the main floor is nice, but his 4 buddies on the sides look like dudes that will tear you apart if you dis their boss. I was amazed by the 22 meter Buddha, as when you walk in all you can see is the feet and a bit of the pedestal. Then you look up and up and up.

Count the steps going up to the main temple, it's the same Number as the arms on the Buddha. Another bit of fun symmetry. We had the Temple almost to ourselves so we had leisure to look around a bit and the vendors were very friendly and polite. The monks were helpful too and used their limited English to answer questions.

It was very much an active temple and not just a tourist place. The main court was being used by many locals to get ready for speedskating.

Visited November 2012
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“A Must Visit Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Brilliant temple full of oriental charm. Some excellent photographic opportunity.

Visited May 2012
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“chinese temples”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Amazing temple to walk around and admire the beauty of the art and architechure

Visited September 2011
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“Temples”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

The 22 metre budda is a wonder but as a woman I had to bite back on dusting issues

Visited October 2011
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“A beautiful Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

This is one of the three very impressive temples North of the Mountain Resort in Chengde. Well worth including in the visit of Chengde.

Visited November 2011
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