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The Summer Resort of Chengde

The Summer Resort of Chengde lies in the north of Chengde City, Hebei Province. Known as "the temporary palace of Chengde", it is the largest existing imperial garden and also one of the top 10 scenic spots in China. Boasting the beauty of scenery in both north and south China, it covers an area of 5.64 million square meters, almost half of the urban area, twice that of the Summer Palace, and eight times that of Beihai Park in Beijing. This attraction is a vast complex of palaces and administrative constructions. In this resort, imperial gardens and temples of various styles blend harmoniously. Besides the appealing scenery, the Summer Resort is also a priceless historic heritage.
The history of the Chengde Summer Resort can be traced back to the beginning of the Qing Dynasty. It was originally constructed in 1703. After nearly 90 years' construction, this resort became the world's largest imperial garden. It was Kangxi who first discovered this grand place during his hunting trip over 200 hundred years ago. Since Kangxi, his successors handled the government affairs here in summer and autumn. Therefore, this resort became the political center only second to Beijing at that time. In 1994, the Summer Resort was listed as the world's cultural heritage by UNESCO. It is the place that can't miss when the guests travel in Chengde. Here are some guide information about Chengde Summer Palace. The detail is following : Address: The City of Chengde  Entrance Fee: 90RMB for p.p Opening hours : 08:00 a.m-17:30 p.m  Service Hotline: 86 314 2029771

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