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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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Wonderful garden but too many people

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited at the height of summer, and we were lucky it was overcast the whole day. The place is huge, you could easily spend half a day walking around. You get to experience firsthand how Chinese emperors spent their vacations. There are lots of pavilions large and small to see. The only minor downside is that some of the buildings... More 

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Beijing
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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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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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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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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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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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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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