Toll Free in USA&CA: 1-(888)-803-9432 / +86-773-5858306 (all) About Us Contact Us

Puning Temple

Puning Temple Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
Covering an area of 23,000 square meters, the Puning Temple (with its popular name Big Buddha Temple) is located in the north-west of Chengde city. It was built in 1755 A.D (Qing Dynasty),it shows the Qing Dynasty´s respect to the Minorities. and it is the only active temple in Chengde.

The main attractions inside the temple are Bell and Drum Towers, Pavilions, Heaven King Palace (Tian Wang Dian) and the Daxiong Baodian.

The temple has also in its time been known as the Big Buddha Temple (Dafo si), a reference to the huge statue of Avalokiteshvara, Goddess of Mercy.

Within this temple, like many temples in Chengde, is designed mainly in Tibetan and Han styles, with various halls including the Gate Hall, the Bell and Drum Towers, a Stele Pavilion, the Hall of Heavenly Kings and the Mahavira Hall.

Enter the temple grounds to a stele pavilion with inscriptions by the Qianlong emperor in Chinese, Manchu, Mongol and Tibetan. Behind are arranged halls in a typical Buddhist temple layout, with the Hall of Heavenly Kings and beyond, the Mahavira Hall. The hall contains three images of the Buddhas of the three generations. Behind lie some very steep steps leading to a gate tower, which you can climb.

It has been placed on "a catalogue of world culture heritage" by UN in 1981.

Features
Puning Temple has a number of friendly Lamas who manage their domain, so be quite and respectful at all times.

Traffic:

Take bus No. 6 from the main town.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: two hours.

Discover China Tours offers you the latest photos on hottest scenic spots, and photos which you must not miss out.
Chengde_Puningtemple_l

Discover China Tours offers you the latest photos on hottest scenic spots, and photos which you must not miss out.

Chengde_Puningtemple_l

Discover China Tours offers you the latest photos on hottest scenic spots, and photos which you must not miss out.

Chengde_Puningtemple_s_3

Travel Packages

China Tour Guide

What to See in Yangshuo for a Whole Year

Still hesitate to choose the best travel time? Just come here whenever you like. Sightseeing or adventure, you can get both of them in Yangshuo! When you come, you heart will never leave....

Submit