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Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour
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Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour

By Miles'Car Service
from
$215.07
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$215.07
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Duration:
13h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Gas
  • Tolls
  • Parking fee
  • English speaking driver
What's not included
  • Food
  • Guide Service
  • Entrance Ticket


Departure details
  • Location Name: Your Hotel Return Location: Your Hotel
  • Beijing, Beijing
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 61632P15

  • Child seat is available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour?
Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour price starts from $215.07. Discover and book Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour cancellation policy?
Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour?
Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour is hosted by Miles'Car Service. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Miles'Car Service on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 61632P15

About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

weisberd
weisberd
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Excellent and Fast Service!
Our driver was extremely helpful, very fast and punctual, and always looking out for me and my travel partner. He g
Thommy1988
Thommy1988
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Great experience - highly recommended
David was a great driver, very nice and friendly. Everything was very pleasant and easy: We met at the hotel lobby.
cswboss
cswboss
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Awesome Day at Mutianyu-Great Wall
Another one scratched off the bucket list! Our driver David arrived early and was waiting for us at the lobby. He
563saschat
563saschat
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Mr Ma = Perfect Driver
We booked the Tour on Day in Advance via WeChat and recieved the Driver Details within 20 Minutes 👍 Mr Ma was tota
MarkHughOD
MarkHughOD
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Mutianyu Wall trip - with Mr Guo
I am just back from a trip to China last week. I had one day to visit as many sights around Beijing that I could sq
JodieJay123
JodieJay123
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David: part of a perfect day
The company replied to me very quickly and booked our tour efficiently. We paid 1000 rmb for the day which included
daniusg88
daniusg88
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Great wall tour
David was an excellent driver. Very friendly. He was very helpful and I highly recommend for all. Thank you!
john r
john r
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Mr Wu was awesome!
Mr Wu not only took us to the trail in Jiankou (would have been hard to find by ourselves) but then met us on the w
MelbourneSeb
MelbourneSeb
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Fantastic!
Very professional service, prompt response to emails and was always happy to answer any questions. Ma was our driv
Katharina E
Katharina E
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Great trip with very competent driver
We did the Great Wall and Ming thombes privat tour with Mr Guo and had a very great day. Mr Guo the driver picked u
Dayna L
Dayna L
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exceeded expectations!
Ma was a fantastic guide and went above and beyond what was described in the tour! We had a super fun day with him,
Family_GER
Family_GER
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Excellent private tour with English speaking driver
Mr. Ma picked us up at the hotel and drove us to Mutianyu, helped us buying the tickets and to get to the shuttle b
FrequentFlier383261
FrequentFlier383261
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Day trip Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace
Great experience! It was beautiful! Thanks to our Driver Ma who took good care of us and make the trip even more pl
Beertje J
Beertje J
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Great service!
We booked the tour to see the great Wall and were pleasantly surprised. It was very comfortable not having to worry
NormaAngeles
NormaAngeles
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Excelente tour experience!
David, our tour guide and driver, was fantastic! He made our first day in Beijing remarkable, full of great experie
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Pauli C
Seattle, WA258 contributions
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Our driver, who we called Mah, was fantastic. He was courteous, knowledgeable and was a safe and competent driver. Mah was waiting for us at our scheduled pick up time of 5 a.m. in a very nice VW Passat. We all chose to leave a little early to get a start on the day and Beijing traffic can be pretty notorious. We arrived in Chengde in under 2.5 hours, so we had time for a late morning snack or breakfast and to our two teen American daughters, McDonalds was honestly a perfect pick. We chose to go on the Friday of the October Holiday week so the drive home was not quite so easy. Mah was patient and used humor to get through the over 5 hour drive and multiple accidents to return to Beijing.

The parking Mah found was right across the street from the Mountain Summer palace and Mah helped us purchase our tickets. We would have never known that we could purchase tickets for all three locations at one time without his help. But we did. The girls, as students, were half price. Be sure to bring kids passports or student ID cards for the discount.

We had 3 to 4 hours at the Summer Palace property, which for us, was more than enough, but you could honestly spend all day there. We exchanged contact information with Mah and were able to let him know when we were ready to go on to the next location.

The Summer Mountain Resort was built on a lake and had at least 36 different points of interested. At each point there was a different description such as: 1) This is where one would be entertained by music 2) this is where one would relax in the morning sun and warm oneself or 3) this is a place where one would be entertained by jesters. It was kind of funny to me that they took the time to point this out. They had buildings at all these sights, many of which were closed.

As we walked the property, My husband stated the obvious, you know why the emperor chose this location. It was simply gorgeous and relaxing, even with the holiday crowds. Everywhere you looked there was something new to look at and something interesting to see. The space was beautiful and we are from the State of Washington in the US.

You entered the main campus through what felt like a village and a museum like area with artifacts. We did not spend a lot of time here because it was incredibly crowded. Then you walked down a hill and the beauty opened up to you. We headed to the island in the middle of the lake first and worked our way over to the palace.

We chose to stay to the right and walk along the stone pathway. The path we took was long and along the waters edge. The inlet was built in the early 1700's. Their was a boat out in the water that day that had a lady dancing to someone playing the harp on it. The music filled the valley. It was so peaceful and relaxing as we walked along the waters edge.

The temple is a long way over, so plan for walking shoes, but the walk is beautiful. We enjoyed the walk as a family and had fun along the way. As we approached the palace, we chose to climb up to it along a rock path in the back and among the trees. You can take a boat over the the palace if you chose and the boat drop off point was in the front. The main entrance was packed on the holiday week and you could hardly move, so our access point made getting to the top fairly easy. As we approached the top and looked back, we noted a garden on the other side of the hill. We had to go take a look at that as well.

We spent 3 hours at the Palace.

The Second Stop was Puning Si (The Temple of Universal Peace)

As we approached entrance to the first Temple, Puning Si, the smell of incense immediate engulfed your olfactory. The wind was blowing towards the entrance. As we entered the property it was similar to other temples we had seen except this one had a fire pit burning with incense and a stand where visitors could buy incense to burn. Many of the Chinese or Buddhist visitors purchased, bowed in multiple directions and then lit the incense.

The Temple was grand, but the most amazing part and the thing to now miss was the statue of the Goddess Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy, carved from wood that stood over 72 feet. There is just no words to describe it and in my opinion it is a must see and worth the stop if you are in Chengde. My teen girls loved it.

The day we were there, during the National Holiday week in October, there were a ton of visitors to the property, both Western and local. Throughout the property not far from the incense burning areas were these large copper drums that everyone would walk down and turn. It was clearly a ritual of some sort. Although I am not up on my Buddhist transitions. It was honestly a very cool looking thing to watch.

At the top of the property were a ton of locks, yep, pad locks. Strung all over the place. You could purchase one to hang for what ever fortune you wished bestowed on you: Peace, Love, Fortune, Health, Career, Good Luck, Inner Peace, or Affection.

As with most ancient properties in China, to really see everything, be prepared to walk stairs. There are many. But it is so worth the hike!

There were shops as you exit the temple that were fun to look through as well. There was not pressure to buy but fun to explore.

We spent about 1 hour here.

Our third stop was lunch. Mah found a local restaurant where we ordered salad and dumplings. It was really good and truly authentic and reasonably priced.

We then headed to our final destination.

I have seen it called three different names: The Small Potala Palace or Putuo Zongcheng Temple or the Temple of Potalaka--either way, it was pretty awesome too and I was really happy to visit. The Temple here is quite large, over 2.4 million sq feet and is a replica of the Buddhist Palace in Tibet, so it has both architectural styles. Once again, be prepared for a lot of stairs, as the temple is very high up, but worth the hike to see the flags and the inside of the Temple.

We were all pretty tired by the time we got here, but we had no issues getting up to the top and enjoying the property. It had many unique features worth taking the time to see.

We truly enjoyed our VERY long day to Chengde.
Written October 10, 2018
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Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour