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Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort, Chengde

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • Chengde is not as used to westerners as we expected. The summer resort is very picturesque but in need of some renovation. It is also smaller than expected and charges much more in terms of entry fees...  read more »
  • For those who love not only the beautiful buildings but bucolic walks. Very few European seems to know. Imperial residences of the entry are wonderful. The walk around the Lake estreposante. Possibility to cross the Lake by boat. The promenade is full of beautiful buildings, flower beds, bench of Koi Carp, Chinese making music etc.
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  • Lovely extensive grounds to walk around and take trips around the lovely lakes. Good for a half or whole day out, especially in nice weather. Very pretty and peaceful gardens, interspersed with calm l...  read more »
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