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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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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.
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...More