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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kathy and Amir K
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Fareham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Imperial summer palace covered huge area. For senior citizen, you might consider to take buggy ride or boat ride, as walking will be exhausted. Nice and cool weather in September.

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