Closed for repairs at the time of writing, this is a copy of the Gurza Temple in Xīnjiāng. Only the main hall remains, which contains...
Built in 1713, this is the earliest temple in Chéngdé, but is not open to the public.
Temple of Sumeru, Happiness & Longevity
East of the Pǔtuózōngchéng Temple, this huge temple was built in honour of the sixth Panchen Lama, who stayed here in 1781....
Right across the way from Lìzhèng Gate, this hotpot restaurant is excellent for post–Imperial Summer Resort ramblings. The two-flavour,...
Pǔlè Temple information
Lonely Planet review
This peaceful temple was built in 1776 for the visits of minority envoys (Kazakhs among them). At the rear of the temple is the unusual Round Pavilion, reminiscent of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at Běijīng’s Temple of Heaven. Inside is an enormous wooden mandala (a geometric representation of the universe).
It’s a 30-minute walk to Hammer Rock (磬锤峰; Qìngchuí Fēng) from Pǔlè Temple – the club-shaped rock is visible for miles around and is said to resemble a kind of musical hammer. There is pleasant hiking and commanding views of the area. Bus 10 will take you to the chairlift (return ¥50) for Hammer Rock.