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Xumi Fushou Temple, Chengde (6/12)

Xumi Fushou Temple, Chengde

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The temple was built as a residence for the sixth Panchen Lama who traveled a great distance from Tibet to Chengde in 1870. He was to participate in the celebration of Emperor Qianlong’s birthday. Ironically, the temple’s name, meaning happiness and longevity, runs contrary to its history and the Lama’s unfortunate destiny. He had to be sent home for burial after succumbing to small pox.

 

Xumi Fushou Temple

Xumi Fushou Temple, Chengde

Xumi Fushou Temple, Chengde

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