Chengde ( Meals: -/L/- )
Putuo Zongcheng Temple / Puning Temple / Xumifushou Temple
Depart from your hotel to visit the Putuo Zongcheng Temple. Built in 1771, the Putuo Zongcheng Temple is a most resplendent and sweeping one. It covers an area of 220,000 square meters. And this temple was built in great similarity to Potala Palace in Lhasa Tibet in architectural style. That is why it is also called the lesser Potala Palace.
Then visit the Puning Temple. The Puning Temple (with its popular name Big Buddha Temple) is located in the north-west of Chengde city. The main attractions inside the temple are Bell and Drum Towers, Pavilions, Heaven King Palace (Tian Wang Dian) and the Daxiong Baodian. Built in 1755 A.D (Qing Dynasty), the temple shows the respect of the Qing Dynasty to the Minorities. It is a most grandiose palace group. It is an architectural masterpiece of Baroque style .It has been placed on "a catalogue of world culture heritage" by UN in 1981.
After having lunch at local restaurant, have a tour to the Xumifushou Temple. Xumifushou Temple (Temple of Sumeru Happiness and Longevity) Copied from the Tashilunpo Monastery in Xigaze Tibet where the Sixth Panchen Lama lived, this temple was built in the 45th year of Emperor Qianlong reign (1780) as a temporary residence and study for the Sixth Panchen Lama when he made a 20,000-li journey to the resort to offer congratulations to Emperor Qianlong on his 70th birthday.
Then be transferred back to your hotel.
This trip price includes:
-All meals as specified in the itinerary.
-Transfers among sightseeing scenic spots & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English speaking guide.
-Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide
-Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
The trip price does not include:
-Hotels accommodations and breakfast.
-Any meals which are not included in the " The trip price includes".
-Domestic flights, trains or buses, international air and train tickets for coming & leaving mainland China.
-Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
-Excess Baggage Charges.
-Personal expenses: The items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day to day itinerary.
-Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
-Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
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