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Address: North of Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
Phone Number: 0314-2029771
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Description: 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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A landmark of Chinese history

It's an important place to measure the achievement and life of the Qing density emperors; we did it in April, advantage being that it is low season, but not as magnificent as it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Beijing
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's an important place to measure the achievement and life of the Qing density emperors; we did it in April, advantage being that it is low season, but not as magnificent as it should be when the gardens are green...

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Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Be prepared - it gets cold up there, but a beautiful place to walk around on a sunny day especially after experiencing the chaos and grime of Beijing

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Was here during late autumn and it was a lovely walk. Might have been even better earlier in autumn before most of the leaves have shed. Especially like the lakes providing nice reflections of the beautiful autumn colors and houses/pavillions/etc. The park is huge so may take a long time to walk. Alternatively, you can pay to take the electric... More 

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Portland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you are in Chengde, this is a place that you need to visit. At first we didn't want to take a guide but then we changed our minds. We came in the winter and could not enjoy the forest but had a nice walk through the buildings and the iced lade. It was fun

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Imperial Summer Palace in Chengde isn't very different from the other ones around China. Definitely less preserved, but still quite nice to walk around. This type of scenario is one of my favorite when it comes to parks in Asia. I would recommend the visit only if you want to spend a whole afternoon walking around a park, because... More 

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Dungun, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were blessed to be here on 27th November 2014. It was minus 4 degree celsius at the day. The past few days, according to my tour guide was minus 10. I was so excited about the place, wanted to take photo. According to the weather report, it was to have a little snow fall that day, but it did... More 

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sunshine coast
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is where the Qing emporers spent their summer. It took nearly 90 years to complete - 1792. There is a 10 klm zig zag wall surrounding the resort. It is the largest imperial garden and palace in China. The scenery is outststanding. There are boats to help you see the sights. The gardens and lake area are beautiful. It... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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 

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Narrawong, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 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 

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Beijing
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4 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 

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