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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 huge park walk around beautiful place to visit main entrance summer heat hill area scenic spots day trip three hours entrance fee off season take your time long walk
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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

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

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

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

2  Thank Della G
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

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

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!

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

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

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 to go hill area. I went late November, the hill shuttle...More

Thank LeeYen76
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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 hospitality of people in Chengde. They are friendly...More

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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
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