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This place is the summer residence of the Qing dynasty emperors. In Chinese, its name sounds like Bishushanzhuang. The residence is located at a distance of 3 hours drive from Beijing, in the small town of Chengde.
According to historians, the palace was built by order of the Kangxi Emperor, who could not withstand the heat of summer in Beijing. The palace was finished in 1792, and since that time, the imperial family began to spend the hot season here.
The park around the residence, whose area is 60 thousand square meters, still gives coolness and tranquility, like hundreds years ago.
In the northeast of the residence there are `` 8 outer temples ''. They are a symbol of the unification of three nationalities: Tibetan, Mongolian and Han, which the members of the Qing dynasty dreamed of.
The Puninsa Temple, built in the style of a Tibetan monastery, houses the world's largest wooden Buddha statue. It is made of teak and covered with gold. The height of this statue is – 27.21 meters, and weight – 108 tons.
Palace and temple buildings perfectly combine all the features of different cultures.
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Topic: Mountain retreat from the summer heat in China.