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Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa, Chengde

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Part of a World Heritage-listed complex of palaces and temples, Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa show off various stylistic traditions. Constructed over 89 years beginning in the 18th century, the 611 hectare (1,520 acre) site is the largest imperial palace, garden, and temple complex still in existence in the country. Exploring the one-time royal getaway, you'll see some of the finest Chinese palace architecture, gardening art, and religious architecture the country has to offer, including a 70 m (230 ft) stone pagoda adorned with colorful glazed tiles. Wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks while exploring this vast site. Put Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa and other Chengde attractions into our Chengde trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Bishu Villa is very big and so much to see! Highly recommend the boat ride on the lake, although I also did the bus ride around the garden. Everybody gets a local guide before going into the Villa.....  more
    Bishu Villa is very big and so much to see! Highly recommend the boat ride on the lake, although I also did the bus ride around the garden. Everybody gets a local guide before going into the Villa.....  more »
  • You are transported to Tibet with a visit to this temple. A lot of walk , so avoid entering in case you have problems walking. However, that doesn't stop you from a photo shoot from outside. 
    You are transported to Tibet with a visit to this temple. A lot of walk , so avoid entering in case you have problems walking. However, that doesn't stop you from a photo shoot from outside.  more »
  • This is a must-see, as much because the place is nice to walk in, must the building is charismatic. Under (badly needed) renovation when we went there, it will be definitively something that will be.....  more
    This is a must-see, as much because the place is nice to walk in, must the building is charismatic. Under (badly needed) renovation when we went there, it will be definitively something that will be.....  more »

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