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 to visit Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chengde attractions using our Chengde trip maker site .
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  • I love this Imperial Summer Palace. It was beautiful. Enter into entrance, we visited all museums. After that, we went to see the lake. After museum immediately you can see shuttle bus ticket counter ...  more »
  • My husband and I have been thinking about visiting this Summer Palace for a long time. We are so glad we came. We came here on 10/19 and really enjoyed this UNESCO site. We also appreciate the hospita...  more »
  • Summer is the peak season of the mountain resort, and many hotels are very expensive. We are in the late summer and early autumn of September to go, the weather is not so hot, people are also a lot less, the hotel is not so expensive. The price is very high. Garden is very large, you can first look at the museum inside, listen to the explanation, and then sit down the cruise, almost half a day will pass. If time is ample, you can take a ride at the mountain resort.
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