Chengde Outer Eight Temples
"The views of the Mountain
Resort can be as various as those in much
larger areas". With the different characteristics
of different nationalities, the magnificent
temples are situated on the mountains and
the plain, which encircle the Imperial Mountain
Resort. The resort and temples add radiance
and beauty to each other. The buildings
reflect the interflow and mixing of culture
and artistic styles between Chinese nationalities.
They are also the symbol of the unity and
solidarity of multinational country during
the regin of Emperors Kongxi and Qianlong.
Pu Ning Si (Temple of Universal
It is based on the Sameye Monastery.
The lofty and brilliant temple has a Buddha
with thousand arms and thousand eyes. White
terraces in various shapes, odd rockeries
and verdant pine trees totally represent
the beauty of gardens.
The Great Vermilion Terrace
It has not only the red and
white terraces in Tibetain style, but also
the pavilions, towers, halls and charmbers
in Han style, which makes it splendid and