The Mountain Resort and Eight Outer Temples
The Mountain Resort in Chengde was a summer resort and hunting ground for emperors of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). More than 100 buildings within the resort were divided into two sections: palace zone and garden zone. In the outer area, 11 magnificent temples, the largest temple complex in China, stand on the hills in a semi-circle, usually referred to as the "Eight Outer Temples". Nobles of various ethnic groups who came to have an audience with the Qing emperors resided here and conducted religious activities. (huwadvd.com)
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