China – Beijing, a walk back in History (5)

On my journey in Beijing continues. Heading to another city outside Beijing which is Chengde in the Hebei province.

Some snap shots to keep you busy before we head to Chengde.

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Cute little sign which I saw.
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First stop was Putuo Zongcheng Temple. The temple is a Qing Dynasty era Buddhist temple complex built between 1767 and 1771, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1735–1796). It is located near the Chengde Mountain Resort, which is south of the Putuo Zongcheng.

View of the Great Red Tower of tje Putuo Zongcheng Temple
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It is one of the Eight Outer Temples of Chengde. The temple was modeled after the Potala Palace of Tibet, the old sanctuary of the Dalai Lama and it represents a fusion of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. The temple complex covers a surface area of some 220,000 square metres, making it one of the largest in China. Many of its halls and pavilions are adorned with copper and gold tiled roofs, adding to the splendor of the site.
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The main hall of the temple, crowned with Chinese pavilions and centered around a hall with a golden rooftop
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Closer view of the Great Red Tower.
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Locals setting up stalls at the base of the temple selling souvenirs.
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Qianlong tablet pavilion which was located behind the front entrance.
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Can anyone guess where does this entrance to leads to?
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Enjoying the journey so far? If you do… dun stop! There are more to come. 😊

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