Chengde Puning Temple Picture

The Puning Temple is the most easterly of the northern temples and occupies an area of over 30,000 square meters.

The Temple of Universal Peace, situated on the western bank of the Wulie River, is the most easterly of the northern temples and occupies an area of over 30,000 square meters. It was built in 1755 during the reign of Emperor Qianlong on the model of the Samye Temple, the earliest Buddhist monastery in Tibet. In the late 16th century, the Zonggar people who lived in the northwest of China had been in Civil War for about eight years. In spring of 1755, Emperor Qianlong dispatched troops to ILi and suppressed the rebellion. As a commemoration, Emperor Qianlong ordered a lamasery to be built outside the Chengde Mountain Resort named "Temple of Universal Peace", which suggested that from then on the people of northwest China would live a peaceful life forever. The frontal half of the temple follows the layout of the Buddhist Monasteries of the Han people.

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