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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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A must see when visiting Chengde!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ZhuHuaLong
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Tianjin, China
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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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Malaysia
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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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België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Less known to tourists then Xihu in Hangzhou, but it has it all: lakes, bridges, islands, mountains, watch towers, pagodas, museum. I spent 4 hours but could easily have spent more. It is possible to take a (paid) shuttle that brings you to the highlights throught the resort. Only negative: entrance price is high, you won't go in twice.

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Pie Town, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We visited the Chengde Imperial Summer Villa in mid September. Weather was warm and dry. The vast old imperial Mountain Resort is mostly park with lots of vegetation, waters, and nice walkways. The buildings are similar to what you would see at the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace but the setting is far prettier since it is three hours... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is where the emperors of Qing Dynasty stayed during the hot summer days. The weather is relatively cool thanks to the elevation. The Palace is small relative to the Forbidden City, but large in any other measure. Being a big museum, one can get a good overview of the history of Qing Dynasty here if you have a good... More 

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