Temple of Sumeru, Happiness & Longevity
Chéngdé’s largest temple is a not-so-small replica of Lhasa’s Potala Palace and houses the nebulous presence of Avalokiteshvara...
With its squeaking prayer wheels and devotional intonations of its monks, Chéngdé’s only active temple was built in 1755 in anticipation...
Just east of Pǔníng Temple, this temple is dilapidated and missing its main hall, but it has a plentiful contingent of merry gilded...
Temple of Sumeru, Happiness & Longevity information
Lonely Planet review
East of the Pǔtuózōngchéng Temple, this huge temple was built in honour of the sixth Panchen Lama, who stayed here in 1781. Incorporating Tibetan and Chinese architectural elements, it’s an imitation of the Panchen’s home monastery Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. Note the eight huge, glinting dragons (each said to weigh over 1000kg) that adorn the roof of the main hall. The admission price includes Pǔtuózōngchéng Temple. Bus 118 (¥1) runs along Huancheng Beilu past the temple.