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szdaily -> Travel -> 
A walk in Chengde
    2013-07-01  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    James Baquet

    jamesbaquet@gmail.com

    THE day after visiting Puning Temple, I took an easy walk past some of Chengde’s outer temples.

    Taking a cab to the westernmost point of my route, I had a nice view of the “mountain villa” across the road, located on the back side of the Qing emperors’ summer resort.

    Walking east, I passed a series of beautiful, evocative sights. First was Shuxiang Temple. Closed to the public so the monks can practice more diligently, it has ancient trees guarding the approach, with antique stone lions in cages on either side.

    Through fields of corn and sunflowers, past a man with caged birds, I reached the entry to Putuozongcheng, the largest temple in Chengde, built for Emperor Qianlong’s 60th birthday and resembling the Potala Palace in Tibet. Without time, energy, or cash enough to enter, I settled for the spectacular view from the road.

    Next was the smaller — but still large — Xumifushou Temple, built to accommodate the Sixth Panchen Lama in 1781. Looking like a temple in Shigatse, Tibet, it is named for mythical Mount Sumeru, representing the World Axis in Buddhism. A gorgeous old stone bridge stands out front, built with five arches in 1780.

    Finally, by bus I circled the walls of the Imperial Summer Villa, over which I saw the pagoda which is all that remains of Yongyou Temple.

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