We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort

North of Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
0314-2029771
Website
Improve this listing
84%
Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Chengde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: China's largest imperial garden and the former summer capital of the Qing dynasty is surrounded by lakes, forest and mountains.

Hotels near Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort

Write a Review

321 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    146
    124
    43
    4
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
51 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We traveled close to 3 hrs from Beijing to this renowned Palace in HuBei. The drive enroute allows one to enjoy scenic and beautiful views – and we could even see segments of the Great Wall in between. Mountain Resort (避暑山庄) Chengde Summer Palace is a fine example of China's royal gardens and the largest surviving one. It is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Narrawong, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Chengde lets you experience the variance in each province of China - We loved the drive up through the mountains and the insight into the poor farming areas with arid ground and the use of earth banks and hot houses to grow vegetables - the harvest and the drying of the produce before the onset of winter. The Summer Palace... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A friend and I drove out to Chengde to see the mountain resort and the drive alone makes the trip worth it! I don't think I would recommend a trip here to the casual tourist, but if you live in Beijing and want to do a day trip, this one is fun and easy to find by car. Overall, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A long drive and 6am start from Beijing. Fortunately it was a beautiful, crisp clear day in Beijing but we were leaving for Chengde! Lovely drive through mountainous area and glimpses of the Great Wall on the way. Chengde is a lovely city. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained, loved the sandalwood pavilions. It is a huge complex and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murray, Utah
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place is full of history. In fact, the imperial family spent as much as half of the year here during the Qing dynasty, when it took a week or two to travel from Beijing to here. It was designed to appease the Northerners or ethnic minority groups to the north. The place is well maintained but it is far... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ballarat, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our tour group drove from Beijing to Chengde to see the Summer Resort. (It was a 3 hour drive, but we're Aussies, we can take it!) The drive through the mountains on the way there and back was beautiful- we could see the Great Wall on top now and then. The Summer Resort was lovely- we had a guide to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
anywhere at home
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Amazing Vistas. The peonies were shortly to bloom, the lake was peaceful. The many pavilions and pagodas created eye catching foci from many different angles. We chose to stay at a hotel , which had been incorporated into the imperial park and had beautifully appointed gardens surrounding the different buildings. After Beijing ,this was the place of rest and quiet.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing, China
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Visited in August with half of North China there and only 6 other Europeans seen in two days. The temperature was fully 10 degrees lower than Beijing which was just wonderful. The place is vast and full of different elements: lakes, palaces, gardens, etc. It isn't cheap, though: 120 yuan to enter, 50 yuan for the mountain bus - if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really not much to see.. it's like any Chinese park with it's pavilions and what not. Some of the scenery was nice like the lotus lake with the mountain in the backdrop. But most of the terrain where the sites are was not mountainous. It was a hot weekend as well. Not sure if they should call it "Escape-from-the-heat mountain... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

was here during winter. it consists of sceneries, lakes, mountain, ancient building are within the palace as i was told by the tour guide this is where the Kings will hide out during warm summer time in Beijing as this is much up north. worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort also viewed

 

Been to Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing