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Address: North of Lion Ditch, Chengde 068450, China
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 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 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Many restauration works ongoing. But still enough to see and make pictures. When you've seen enough buddhist temples, confucian tempels and others, it is still worth seeing this one.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

It was most expected and most disappointing place in Chengde. It has beautiful exterior, but absolutely empty inside. It was built by Emperor just for political purposes, so no spirit in it. I recommend to take free electric car to next temple (which used to be Dalay Lama's residence). That one is really nice and have interesting original Buddha statues... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012 via mobile

Very impressive monument full of history, every brick tells a story the way it was built and the reason behind it. it's a 15 storey high try climbing it. you will not be disappointed by the interior of the place. highly recommend you bring along a guide

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