The Puning Temple was built following the model of the temple of Samye, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet. As one of the famous Eight Outer Temples, it was built by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty after his victory over the Mongols. With a Chinese architectural aspect, once the first two courtyards have been passed, the Tibetan temple of Dashengge is revealed, with its typical architecture and position leaning against a mountain.
It contains a real treasure: the largest gold lacquered wooden statue of Guanyin in the world. The Guanyin statue is 27.21 meters high and weighs 110 tons. The entire statue was carved in three layers from 125 cubic meters of pine, cypress, fir, elm, and basswood. The Guanyin has a total of 42 arms, except for the hands that are clasped together, and the remaining 40 hands all hold magic instruments, and each palm with an eye, represents the thousand hands and thousand eyes of the Guanyin.
Chinese Name: 普宁寺
Location: No.1 Puning Road, Shuangqiao District, Chengde City, Hebei Province
Opening hours: 08h00-17h30
Ticket: 80 RMB/person
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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