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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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08:00 - 17:30
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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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Great preserved park

Tip : buy the combined ticket for 280yuans (Mountain resort, Potala and Punning Temple) if you're going to visit the main sights. You can add HammerRock the price would be... read more

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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tip : buy the combined ticket for 280yuans (Mountain resort, Potala and Punning Temple) if you're going to visit the main sights. You can add HammerRock the price would be 320yuans if I remember. The summer palace in itself has nothing special if you already been in this kind of building around China. No what is very nice is the... More 

Thank Swannie74
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194 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i visited this on a tour of China, it was another Nice palace, we enjoyed the walking in the gardens and taking in the beautiful landscapes, Also marvelled at the crowds of Chinese Men all in dark suits that where visiting, it's funny the things that stick in your head, but thats one

Thank garyje
Karlsruhe, Germany
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257 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have read that visiting the mountain resort can be disappointing after having seen the palaces in Beijing - well, we were actually in Chengde first, still, I found this place rather unspectacular. It is certainly a piece of Chinese history, but the buildings are very simple and you cannot see much from outside. Whilst this simplicity might be an... More 

Thank Unelma333
Melbourne, Australia
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195 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Really liked this place. It's absolutely vast and astonishing. Having seen the big European palaces like Versailles, it brings it home how amazing Chinese history is and how little we learn about it in the West. Get there early. It's packed and busy and lots of walking. But well worth it if you have a good guide who can explain... More 

1 Thank BSBtraveller
Beijing, China
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147 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

145 rmb to enter was a bit on the pricy side so we had huge expectations as entering. First we saw the building and that area was very small, a bit feeling of a super mini forbidden city and then there'd was the exit and we were super surprised as this was not worth the ticket, however as exiting we... More 

1 Thank iristaletta
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must go place in Chengde ! Many locals come here in May to October I came in March though not much of greenery or flowers , it is still a beautiful place to visit ! The environment is great . The lakes are still frozen when I am here . Come in summer period there r even... More 

Thank 393cherrya
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went there on a cold sunny day. Not that many people in what is quite a large park. The calm atmosphere makes a very nice place to go for an afternoon walk.

Thank Thomas G
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We visited the Mountain Resort on 30th October. The day was grey and dull. Everything was shut for Winter.. no boats; Pagoda locked up; no train to ferry you to the northern section; could not get up wall to view the mini Potala Palace. The entrance fees went to winter pricing the following day. We felt ripped off given everything... More 

1 Thank Sparklex1
Vancouver, Canada
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474 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

How the emperors lived. The site is very large and beautiful. You can sit on a shuttle to save a little bit of walking. Too bad I went in the fall so the gardens were not in full bloom but just lovely nevertheless.

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Penang Island, Malaysia
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place is huge, approx 2.2 sq miles and one will need more than a day to go thru the whole complex. This is a must visit attraction for history buffs. It was interesting to see a frozen lake and to walk on a frozen solid river, especially for the kids as we come from a tropical country. Its a... More 

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