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Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort

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Address: North of Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
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Phone Number: 0314-2029771
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Picturesque but expensive and in need of some renovation

Chengde is not as used to westerners as we expected. The summer resort is very picturesque but in need of some renovation. It is also smaller than expected and charges much more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chengde is not as used to westerners as we expected. The summer resort is very picturesque but in need of some renovation. It is also smaller than expected and charges much more in terms of entry fees than anywhere else we visited in China, including the Forbidden City in Beijing with which it does not compare. The park area is... More 

Thank FromGB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely extensive grounds to walk around and take trips around the lovely lakes. Good for a half or whole day out, especially in nice weather. Very pretty and peaceful gardens, interspersed with calm lakes and flowers. A lovely scenic and relaxing place including lovely buildings and lots of history. A must see in Chengde.

Thank Kathy and Amir K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Been here with my girlfriend on Sept 16 2016. We had not the best weather (26 degrees, but cloudy), this meant it wasn't that crowded. We actually did find spots where we were alone for 10 minutes. The park was a beautiful sight to see. Make sure you pack something to eat at one of the many pavilions. You will... More 

Thank Dominic M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Very impressive trip at Cheng De city! I was there 38 years ago while this is the first time my husband went. However, I do not remember much of it since I was only 18 yrs old when I first went . With my hubby together ,we visited many lake and water wonders,we explored this vast summer imperial palace where... More 

1 Thank Joann W
Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Imperial Mountain Resort is a relaxing place to explore. It is vast and beautiful, resembling the Forbidden City with its many buildings and beautiful architecture. Originally built as a training grounds and quarters for the soldiers under Emperor Kangxi, the areas around the city are lovely to behold and the Resort is in the heart of Chengde.

Thank ZhuHuaLong
Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

It’s definitely a tourists’ destination in town. I say in town, because it’s only 15-20 minutes walk from the city business center, and the public transit (buses) is unbelievably convenient to take you there. It’s truly vast and with many historic anecdotes about the emperors’ visits to this resort. The peony gardens are beautiful, and so are the lakes, bridges,... More 

Thank Will Z
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Very nice grounds. Since I have visited the Forbidden city, the palace appears like a repetition. But the lakes and the buildings beyond are extremely worth the visit. You can spend 4-5 hours going round the grounds.

Thank crispair
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

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 

1 Thank ManfreddNg
George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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