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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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  • How the emperors lived. The site is very large and beautiful. You can sit on a shuttle to save a little bit of walking. Too bad I went in the fall so the gardens were not in full bloom but just lovely...  more »
  • This place is huge, approx 2.2 sq miles and one will need more than a day to go thru the whole complex. This is a must visit attraction for history buffs. It was interesting to see a frozen lake and t...  more »
  • Park was built as a summer resort of the emperors of the old Summer Palace and is designed to. Because the good state of preservation, far less people than its yiheyuan is recommended. 5-hour train from Beijing, but having visited Beijing several times and want to touch more on the history and culture of the Chinese people is recommended. I thought I time shorter than half survive, but also slowly, you want to turn. Meet wild squirrel cheeks I was made possible. It is recommended that no restaurant during lunch to bring. It was mid-September visit was originally a summer retreat, so peak is like summer, but many others, a bit chilly. It is recommended that easy shoes on body temperature regulation can be dressed and walk.
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