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Eight Outer Monasteries

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The Eight Outer Monasteries were built during the 18th century and together with the Imperial Summer Villa is a UNESCO, United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization, World Heritage Site. Originally part of a group of 12 temples, each was built to reflect a different minority group’s, such as the Han, Manchu, Hui, Tibetan and Uygur, architectural styles, with the aim of being welcoming to officials and visitors at the imperial court.
The monasteries are grouped into 2 sections close to the Wulie River near Chengde city in the in HeBei Province. The Eastern Temples of Anyuan, Pule and Puren and the Northern Temples of Putuozongcheng, Ximifushou, Puning, Puyou and Shuxiang. Only Puning Temple is still in active use.
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