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Potala Palace (Putuo Zongcheng Temple)

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Reviewed October 10, 2018

I have seen it called three different names: The Small Potala Palace or Putuo Zongcheng Temple or the Temple of Potalaka--either way, it was pretty awesome and we was really happy to visit. We took a one day trip over from Beijing using an English...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pauli C
Reviewed September 1, 2018

When you have climbed the many steps of the palace and you arrive on the main terrace, you could be in Tibet with the flags and the vows of the priests. The palace is probably one of the most beautiful place in Chengde and definitely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

This temple was build a few hundred years ago by the qian long emperor. Located very near to the summer palace. It's build to model the one in Tibet which was communicated to us by our tour guide! A rich piece of Chinese history and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed March 12, 2018

The buildings architecture is magnificent. It is amazing on the facts and stories on how it came to be. I suggest a guided tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

I went after Summer Palace. Came out from Summer Palace Exit, we went to the street went opposite to wait at bus stop to go Putuo by bus 6. Can see Hammer Rock from the top of this temple. This temple is no more active...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LeeYen76
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Lots of history! Lots of stairs to climb. I was feeling sick after climbing to see the golden rooftop. Thank God I was okay after Sitting down for a rest.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Almost as beautiful as the original Potala. The Mini Potala, built during the Qing dynasty as a copy of the Lhasa Potala is a small pearl for your eyes. Take some time to explore it (1.5/2 h), because you can go to the very last...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ana L
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

The visit of the "Small Potala" is really a "must-do" in Chengde. The resort is beautiful with a lot of explanation, the view on the top is beautiful. Unfortunately, there are some "but's". The Potalaka is really bad maintained. The base of the resort is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ers7060
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Tip : buy the combined ticket for 280yuans (Mountain resort, Potala and Punning Temple) if you're going to visit the main sights. You can add HammerRock the price would be 320yuans if I remember. This palace is really impressive, especially when arriving from the road...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Swannie74
Reviewed May 4, 2017

After a rather disappointing visit of the mountain resort, this temple was a very positive surprise. I haven't been to Tibet yet, so the temple being only a replica didn't bother me at all. As we walked inside, I found all architectural elements interesting and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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