Putuo Zongcheng Temple small Potala Palace

Putuo Zongcheng Temple Chengde Hebei
The Putuo Zongcheng Temple is one of the largest Outer Temples in the Mountain Resort. Modeled after the Potala Palace, the temple is an impressive site for its collection of Thang-ga.

The Small “Potala Palace”

The Putuo Zongcheng Temple was modeled after the Dalai Lama's former residence, the Potala Palace. The resemblance is so striking; thus it earned the nickname “the Small Potala”. The temple was built in the mid eighteenth century in honor of the Emperor Qianlong’s sixtieth birthday. Built with sandalwood and gold and copper tiles, the temple itself is an impressive building. In addition to the beautiful architecture, the temple boasts an amazing collection of Thang-ga.

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    350M Altitude Putuo Zongcheng Temple
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