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Chengde Travel Guide

-Travel to Chengde

The city of Chengde is always taken as one destination for those who take a side travel from Beijing. Chengde, once called Rehe (Hot River) or Jehol, is located roughly 250 kilometers northeast of Beijing. The city remained unknown until the Qing emperor Kangxi built a summer palace here with a throne room and the full range of court trappings in the early 18th century. Later during the reign of his grandson Qianlong, it grew into an immense Imperial Summer Resort with the surroundings dotted with temples and replicating a miniature version of Lhasa's Potala Palace inside the garden.

Nowadays, after plenty of restoration, Chengde can boast not only the grandeur of its surrounding mountains, but also the distinctive charm of refurnished artifacts. The city covers area of 39, 500 square kilometers. A little more than 1/3 of the population belongs to ethnic groups including Manchurians, Mongolians, Hui, Koreans, etc. Chengde has advantaged and abundant travel resources. There are the the Mulan Paddock, world's largest royal hunting; the Eight Temples, the greatest royal temple group; the Kwan-yin Bodhisattva with a thousand hands and a thousand eyes, and the shortest river-Hot River.

Compared with other fantastic cultural and scenic spots, the Imperial Summer Resort of Chengde, renowned as one of the Top 10 Scenic Spots and the Top 40 Tourist Wonderlands, will surely blow guests away with its grandeur. Recently, Chengde has been attracting more and more vistors - especially from Beijing, because of its hotsprings. Below is the detailed guide to Chengde attractions. Welcome to check out our other pages for more travel information about Chengde. Feel free to contact us if you plan to travel to Chengde. We will provide the professional advice, individual itinerary and excellent travel service.

Chengde Attractions Guide

- Must See

  • The Temple of Universal PeaceAccording to Travel Guide in China, The Temple of Universal Peace is the best magnificent temple in Chengde.The Temple of Universal Peace (Puning Temple) Covers an area of 23,000 square meters (5.7 acres), which is the furthest no ... ...
  • The Temple of Potaraka DoctrineAccroding to Travel Guide in China, The Temple of Potaraka Doctrine is the largest temple of the Eight Outer Temples in Chengde City. The Temple of Potaraka Doctrine (Putuo Zongcheng Temple) of Chengde is a Qing Dynasty era Buddhi ... ...
  • The Summer Resort of ChengdeAccording to Travel Guide in China,Chengde Summer Palace, also called Hot River Palace, It is located in the north of Chengde city ,where is the emperors from China's ancient Qing Dynasty spent their summers to escape the summer h ... ...

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Name:Chengde Travel Reply

I am in Beijing now, and want to travel in Chengde,especially The Mountain Resort, is it one day available?

Name:Re: Chengde Travel

Chengde is one of the top travel destination in China, which famous for Summer Resorts, what you have mentioned-The Mountain Resort. If there is a chance to be there, that would be a perfect China travel. But the problem is that Chengde is 250 kilometers away from Beijing, two days at least is needed to travel Chengde from Beijing. I recommend you take good into account to spend more time on that.

Name:Chengde Travel Guide Reply

Hello, I’d like to visit China next summer, but it is too hot. So do you have any suggestion?

Name:Re:Chengde Travel Guide

I think the Imperial Summer Villa is a great choice. It is located in the city of Chengde, Hebei Province and is an imperial palace in Qing Dynasty to escape the hot summer.