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Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort

North of Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
0314-2029771
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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Chengde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Description: 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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Beijing, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Los Angeles, CA
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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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The mountain Resort Scenic area, the largest imperial park existing in the world today, is a day trip from Beijing but, if you go on the weekend set out early because the newly affluent Chinese like to take day trips in their new cars and the roads are packed. It doesn't help that a common meeting place for family and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Quite interesting but not quite worth the trip here. Dirty little museum, filthy glass to look through. Tacky boat trip on small lake. Loads of local tourists and we were the only ones from overseas, so that seemed to be a novelty. Cedar building was good. Dragon woman display good.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Will recommend to go during off-peak season. I went in Nov as a side trip from Beijing and there were quite little people there save some locals taking a stroll in the park. It was a good break from the Beijing crowd. The main palace itself is small in comparison to that of forbidden city but the park behind the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a beautiful place but I recommend a visit in September to avoid the hot summer sun and the crowd. You'll enjoy much more. I don't recommend the 'around lake' shuttle. Not good value for money. Beware it won't take you back to the starting point. The mountain mini bus will take you along part of the wall up... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Beautiful area to wander through. Several areas are being renovated as its off season, but all in all worth a visit.

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shanghai
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37 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The palace is immersed in a beautiful park with lakes at the bottom and woods at the top. All circumscribed by a 10Km long wall. The museum at the entrance of the palace is relatively small but the great attraction here is the forest surrounding it. A bus will tour you up the hill and stop for pictures in three... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

It took us about 3 hours from Beijing to reach Chengde. This place was recommended by the private tour driver for half-day tour. This resort is not so famous as yet for the foreign tourists visit. The resort is crowded with the most of local people, bringing kids and family for weekend break/ getaway. A well-maintained resort with scenic garden... More

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