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Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort

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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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North of Shuangqiao District, Chengde 067000, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Clean, not many tourists so it is a better Chinese experience and not as packed as Beijing summer palace.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank fesatom
Reviewed August 24, 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Calvin C
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This is a good park with peaceful lakes. However, I became bored with it. The place was unremarkable and certainly not worth a special trip up from Beijing.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Lankylee
Reviewed January 31, 2019

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cgosse2s
Reviewed December 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thepipefishfans
Reviewed October 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulic705
Reviewed September 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Millenium2016
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank BigTone11
Reviewed June 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Della G
Reviewed May 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Sparklex1 | Reviewed this property |
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
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