Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa

Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa, Chengde: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa Reviews: 4.5/5

Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa

Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa
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doctorSG
New Jersey7 contributions
Beautiful!
Jul 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.
Written August 27, 2018
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crispair
New Delhi, India55 contributions
Mesmerizing
Apr 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.
Written May 1, 2016
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JFChristin
Singapore, Singapore80 contributions
Impressive place
Apr 2015 • Couples
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.
Written April 5, 2015
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CristianeHong
Sao Paulo, SP26 contributions
My favorite place in Chengde
Oct 2014 • Friends
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 view that the combination of the temples give you are terrific.
You can tell there's history behind those walls and paintings, and it's not a simple copy.
I definitely recommend the visit.
Written January 6, 2015
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yyyzzz_utah
Murray, Utah519 contributions
Built to appease minority groups but great place to visit
Jun 2014 • Family
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 built and in great locations.
Written October 18, 2014
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ffrige
shanghai450 contributions
lots of nice temples...
Oct 2013 • Family
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 the temples in the morning and leaving the whole afternoon for the palace.
Written October 7, 2013
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Isabel A
Lisbon, Portugal260 contributions
Wonderful place with marvellous ambiance
Aug 2013 • Solo
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 beautiful interiors or the golden rooftop. I Felt on top of the world and the view is spectacular. No western tourists on the day I visited it so it is still very genuine
Written August 27, 2013
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anneetmichel
Tours423 contributions
Diplomatic copies
May 2013 • Couples
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) and had built these copies of major buddhist temples to honour his dominated "guests". However the buildings require urgent care and restoration. The inside visit are exhausting (many stairs), relatively expensive and beside of the landscape of limited interest. We regreted to have not devoted more time to the park of the summer palace instead.
Written June 1, 2013
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C H
Sheffield, UK310 contributions
Loads of Temples!
Apr 2013 • Friends
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!

Written May 5, 2013
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Aleksandra
Wellington, New Zealand111 contributions
Very nice to walk around on a hot summer day
Sep 2012 • Couples
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 the other. We had a picture map of the are which we had bought the previous day from a woman outside the Summer Palace. It had both English and Chinese writing, and was very useful in our walking around.

We only made it to four temples in one day, which was plenty. There weren't too many people in three out of four, a bonus. The tickets usually cover two temples, which is nice. A lot of them were being renovated and covered in scaffolding, though, so we didn't get to see as much as we thought we would. It was still worth it, though.
Written September 21, 2012
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