Temple of Sumeru, Happiness & Longevity

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Temple of Sumeru, Happiness & Longevity information

Chéngdé , China
Street Shizigou Lu
admission Apr-Oct ¥80, Nov-Mar ¥60
Opening hours
8am-6pm Apr-Oct, 8.30am-5pm Nov-Mar
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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.