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I came on a rainy day but that didn't deter crowds. I needed to wear my headphones for the first 90 minutes until I got north of the lake area to drown out the noise of the crowds. The main palace area is elbow to...More
With the help of chinabusguide.com we could easily find a bus connection from Beijing to Chengde. It took some times to find the bus station Beijing Sihui. Our hotel was on the same road as the station but for some reason, before we left the...More
First opportunity to write this .Heard very little about Chengde prior to my visit .Nothing prepares you for this .It was stunning ,at every turn the scenery is just beautiful.You need lots of time to do this place justice .We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the...More
We booked a private English Speaking driver through TripAdvisor. It worked beautiful and our driver was great. Chengde is a small city by Chinese standards about 3.5 million people. Chengde is in the Hebei province about 250 KM northeast of Beijing and was established during...More
It is a nice garden, one of those visitors see in China with ravishment. On the other hand, the summer palace is nice but far from one can admire in Beijing. So do not expect something too grandiose, it is just an agreable place to...More
The Palace is ok. Poorly restored with modern add-ons and fire extinguisher in the middle of the place. The park and area is really pretty. However the price is way too steep. Entrance is 140 yuan per adult. That doesn’t include the bus ride for...More
This summer palace hunting resort of the Qing emperor is probably the highlight of the city of Chende. We visited this massive area in mid spring and some of the lakes were still frozen. It must be quite a retreat for the imperial family to...More
It was a short visit lasting more than 4 hours but a quick walk through and then a nice coach ride through the forest were really great value for money, especially for those of us over 60 years of age. May is a good season...More
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Yes, I would say much of it is wheelchair friendly - I have been. You can walk miles on the flat. Not sure you can get on boats or train but they were not running the day we went. We walked 9 miles round the place. We... More
Yes, I would say much of it is wheelchair friendly - I have been. You can walk miles on the flat. Not sure you can get on boats or train but they were not running the day we went. We walked 9 miles round the place. We much preferred the outer temples though and there you would struggle as there are dozens of steps. If you are staying in Beijing the city planning museum is great and wheelchair friendly. If I was in a wheelchair I'd probably skip chengde and spend another day at the summer palace as just more impressive, cheaper. A lot of the art district in Beijing and the egg is wheelchair friendly too. I'd skip chengde if I was going out of my way to go.
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