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Address: North of Lion Ditch, Chengde 068450, China
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Magnificent, unique, but disappointing somewhat

Ten-minutes away from the Imperial Summer Resort by bus, we got to the Potala Palace, a cluster of white-red buildings sprawling on a hill on the right. However, this one is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Will Z
Ankeny, Iowa
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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ten-minutes away from the Imperial Summer Resort by bus, we got to the Potala Palace, a cluster of white-red buildings sprawling on a hill on the right. However, this one is not a miniature of the one in Lhasa, Tibet, in any sense. The small, square windows of the one are not real; they are painted. No monks whatsoever in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend visiting all eight outer temples in Chengde because of the high prices for tickets....if you have time for one, I would recommend this one as it is the largest and most impressive...despite being a replica, it is still impressive...as I do not plan on visiting Lhasa to see the original Potala any time soon...it was a worthwhile... More 

Thank thelonious22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

The tour company will be punished if we stayed any minute longer than one hour which is the main downside! It is seriously crowded and heel to head on stairs. I found out I was allergic the the incants they burn inside. Too late after an hour my eyes all swollen but as soon as I washed them with cold... More 

Thank Goldenpiggymummy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

The Potolaka Temple  is an ensemble of gateways, temples , pavilions and towers  in tibetian and chinese architectural style. It replicates the Potala Palace in Lhasa , the abode of the Dalai Lama. We visited this attraction during our holidays in Chengde.The Potalaka Temple complex was built on a hill slope .Its halls and pavilions are decorated with copper and gold tiled roof.Distinctive tibetian... More 

Thank ManfreddNg
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A small POTALA near Chengde, a nice and rich experience. Tremendous discovery pushes to go to Lhassa

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Exhilarating climb up this building to see the panoramic view of Chengde. Lots of souvenir vendors on the way up and down this landmark but they preferred payment in local currency or dollars. Good to get some souvenirs to mark this memorable trip!

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

After seven months travelling around China, the Putuozongcheng Temple (Tibetan Temple) remains one of my highlights. The interior is pretty good, but the exterior is gorgeous. The best views of this temple are to be had from the walls of the Imperial Mountain Resort Palace, or from Puling Temple near Hammer Rock. I was gutted that the walls of the... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

You need to do a lot of walking around this place. It's supposed to be an imitation of the temple in Tibet. After visiting so many temples in Beijing, I felt a bit bored

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Kawaihae, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

After a long drive up an imperfect road, we reached the top of the Taifu mountain outside of Changde City in Hunan Province. We parked near a small area of houses, and walked a short distance to the base of the impressive Jinding Temple, and climbed the wide staircase to the level area around the temple. Our guides told us... More 

Thank carport
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Imitation of temple in Tibet. Need to climb up to 500 plus steps up to the top. It is worth place to visit if you never been to Tibet, as they looks quite similar.

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