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.
This wonderfully elegant 250-year-old pagoda soars above the fragments of its vanished temple in the northeast of the imperial summer...
Pǔlè Temple information
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 Park. 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 offers commanding views of the area. If you don't fancy the hike, take the chairlift instead.
Bus 10 (¥1), from in front of Mountain Villa Hotel , will take you to the chairlift (return ¥50) for Hammer Rock.