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Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort

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China's largest imperial garden and the former summer capital of the Qing dynasty is surrounded by lakes, forest and mountains.
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North of Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
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All reviews summer palace mountain resort boat ride imperial family beautiful place to visit main entrance summer heat hill area scenic spots three hours day trip nice park entrance fee off season long walk qing emperor memorable visit
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First opportunity to write this .Heard very little about Chengde prior to my visit .Nothing prepares you for this .It was stunning ,at every turn the scenery is just beautiful.You need lots of time to do this place justice .We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Visited twice while in Beijing. Am a photographer and had a heyday here with all the great subjects. Very easy to get to with subway line 4. A must see!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

We booked a private English Speaking driver through TripAdvisor. It worked beautiful and our driver was great. Chengde is a small city by Chinese standards about 3.5 million people. Chengde is in the Hebei province about 250 KM northeast of Beijing and was established during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pauli C
Reviewed 1 September 2018

It is a nice garden, one of those visitors see in China with ravishment. On the other hand, the summer palace is nice but far from one can admire in Beijing. So do not expect something too grandiose, it is just an agreable place to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Millenium2016
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The Palace is ok. Poorly restored with modern add-ons and fire extinguisher in the middle of the place. The park and area is really pretty. However the price is way too steep. Entrance is 140 yuan per adult. That doesn’t include the bus ride for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BigTone11
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This summer palace hunting resort of the Qing emperor is probably the highlight of the city of Chende. We visited this massive area in mid spring and some of the lakes were still frozen. It must be quite a retreat for the imperial family to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

It was a short visit lasting more than 4 hours but a quick walk through and then a nice coach ride through the forest were really great value for money, especially for those of us over 60 years of age. May is a good season...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Yi C
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

It’s quite far travel from Beijing. About 4hr traveling time by minibus.It’s a small town and you can travel the whole town within 2-3hours driving. I will suggest this place is best day for one day trip or 2day 1night trip. But I felt this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Olaffany
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is the palace that the old emperor had constructed to spend his summer in. I believed the temperature and climate here is much better. A very big compound filled with a wide array of ancient artifacts and structures! A world unesco heritage site!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We came to Chengde quite by accident. Due to problems with our original tour in Chengdu, our tour operator arranged this tour of our choice for us at the last minute, while we were in Chengdu. The reason we picked Chengde together with Beijing and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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10 June 2017|
Response from Sparklex1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would say much of it is wheelchair friendly - I have been. You can walk miles on the flat. Not sure you can get on boats or train but they were not running the day we went. We walked 9 miles round the place. We... More