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Chengde Mountain Resort (Lígong), the Qing Dynasty’s summer palace, is situated about 250 km from Beijing in the city of Chengde in Hebei Province. It is the world’s largest existing imperial garden and covers a total area of 5.6 km², almost half of Chengde’s urban area. It is a vast complex of palaces and administrative and ceremonial buildings. Temples of various architectural styles and imperial gardens blend harmoniously into a landscape of lakes, pastureland and forests.

The Mountain Resort is most famous for the 72 scenic spots which were named by the Kangxi and Qianlong Emperors. Many of the scenic spots around the resort’s lake area were copied from famous landscaped gardens in Southern China. In December 1994 the UNESCO added the Mountain Resort to its list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

Chengde Mountain Resort & Great Wall at Jinshanling (2 full days)

Day 1: Beijing - Chengde
  • Pick-up from accommodation in Beijing around 08:00 h (earlier/later if you prefer).
  • Drive to Chengde (approximately 3 hours).
  • Please note: We use the new highway (toll costs included in price), not the congested, slow state roads.
  • Check-in at accommodation, and have lunch.
  • Time to explore the Resort.
  • Drop-off at your accommodation.
Day 2: Chengde - Jinshanling - Beijing
  • After breakfast and check-out, visit  Putuo Zongcheng Temple  & Xumi Fushou Temple, or alternatively, Puning Temple & Puyou Temple.
  • Lunch (optional) and drive to the Great Wall at Jinshanling.
  • Visit the Jinshanling section for about 3 hours (cable car access available).
  • Drive back to Beijing and drop-off at your accommodation / airport late afternoon.
Accommodation
A variety of accommodation is available, and I am happy to assist you with making bookings.
  • Tour Price: 2300 RMB (1-4 guests)
  • Tour Price: 3900 RMB (4-7 guests)
  • All prices include taxes, petrol, road tolls and parking. Payment in full at the end of service and can be made in RMB, USD or EUR. No credit cards, please. A deposit is not necessary. 

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