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Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort

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Address: North of Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
Phone Number: 0314-2029771
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China's largest imperial garden and the former summer capital of the Qing...

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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Beautiful, but not original

The design of this palace mimicked many palaces and gardens in China. For example, you can see a copy of Lion Forest Garden (Suzhou, Jiangsu Province) here. But the copy is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lingfeng5
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The design of this palace mimicked many palaces and gardens in China. For example, you can see a copy of Lion Forest Garden (Suzhou, Jiangsu Province) here. But the copy is not kept as well as the one in Suzhou. And the most famous building in this palace - Yanyu Lou - is a copy of the Yanyu Lou in... More 

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Imperial Summer Resort during a our travel to Chengde. It was a getaway for royalties of the Qing dynasty.The vast area has lakes , mountains , grassland and palaces for emperors to escape the summer heat. In north are several lakes named after their natural beauty and locations.There are water lilies in the lakes .Serene mountains and... More 

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Thank ManfreddNg
George Town, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

As it was in mid October the weather was quite cold especially with the wind blowing. A lot of lush greenery and the scenic spots are quite far apart. Just take a buggy ride to some and walk to some. The air is refreshing and lots to see,

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Imperial summer palace covered huge area. For senior citizen, you might consider to take buggy ride or boat ride, as walking will be exhausted. Nice and cool weather in September.

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Thank miumiumin
België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Less known to tourists then Xihu in Hangzhou, but it has it all: lakes, bridges, islands, mountains, watch towers, pagodas, museum. I spent 4 hours but could easily have spent more. It is possible to take a (paid) shuttle that brings you to the highlights throught the resort. Only negative: entrance price is high, you won't go in twice.

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Pie Town, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We visited the Chengde Imperial Summer Villa in mid September. Weather was warm and dry. The vast old imperial Mountain Resort is mostly park with lots of vegetation, waters, and nice walkways. The buildings are similar to what you would see at the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace but the setting is far prettier since it is three hours... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is where the emperors of Qing Dynasty stayed during the hot summer days. The weather is relatively cool thanks to the elevation. The Palace is small relative to the Forbidden City, but large in any other measure. Being a big museum, one can get a good overview of the history of Qing Dynasty here if you have a good... More 

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Thank HCheong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Nice area, beautiful "forest". Nice Pagode and other historical buildings. Compare with other sightseeings the price for entrance and others inside is not cheep. Main Entrance: 145.-¥ (below 120cm free), Left bus drive: 50.-¥ Right Bus drive & Boot Tour: 100.-¥.

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Thank Stefan H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Inside was big and it is 9 times big compare to the Imperial Place in Beijing. Even though it was big but less thing to see inside. May advised go during winter and you may skiing in the frozen lake.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Huge garden with multiple pavilions. A lot of areas to enjoy. As we visited during May Day holidays, the park was too crowded. Some remote areas can be viewed by taking a mini bus. Helped us as our kids were tired of walking by the afternoon.

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