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Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort, Chengde

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See how the Qing Dynasty emperors lived at Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort, a sprawling complex of palaces and gardens. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former imperial residence took the entire 18th century to complete. See small fishing villages near the lakes, pagodas and pavilions, residential buildings, entertainment halls, royal gardens, and a number of temples. While there, you can ride a horse over the complex's vast grasslands, or taste a culinary specialty right off the Qing Dynasty menu. Souvenir shops sell jade items, tree-root carvings, and other handcrafts. Plan your visit to Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Chengde tourist route planner.
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  • Tip : buy the combined ticket for 280yuans (Mountain resort, Potala and Punning Temple) if you're going to visit the main sights. You can add HammerRock the price would be 320yuans if I remember. The ...  more »
  • My wife and i visited this on a tour of China, it was another Nice palace, we enjoyed the walking in the gardens and taking in the beautiful landscapes, Also marvelled at the crowds of Chinese Men all...  more »
  • I have read that visiting the mountain resort can be disappointing after having seen the palaces in Beijing - well, we were actually in Chengde first, still, I found this place rather unspectacular. I...  more »