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    Mountain Resort Mountain Resort

    The Mountain Resort in Chengde (Chinese: 避暑山庄; pinyin: Bìshǔ Shānzhuāng; literally: "Mountain Villa for Avoiding the Heat"; Manchu:  Halhūn be jailara gurung) or Ligong (Chinese: 离宫; pinyin: Lígōng), is a large complex of imperial palaces and gardens situated in the city of Chengde in Hebei, China. Because of its vast and rich collection of Chinese landscapes and architecture, the Mountain Resort in many ways is a culmination of all the variety of gardens, pagodas, temples and palaces from various regions of China.

      Built between 1703 and 1792 during the Qing dynasty, the Mountain Resort took 89 years to complete. It covers a total area of 5.6 square kilometres (2.2 sq mi), 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.

    Mountain Resort

      The Kangxi, Qianlong and Jiaqing emperors often spent several months a year here to escape the summer heat in the capital city of Beijing and the palace zone in the southern part of the resort was therefore designed to resemble the Forbidden City in Beijing. It consists of two parts: a court in front, where the emperor received high officials, nobles of various minority nationalities, and foreign envoys; and bed chambers in the rear, which were the imperial family's living quarters. The Jiaqing and Xianfeng emperors both died while staying at Chengde in 1820 and 1861 respectively.

      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. For instance, the main building on the Green Lotus Island, "Tower of Mist and Rain," (Chinese: 烟雨楼; pinyin: Yānyǔ Lóu) is modeled upon a tower in Nanhu Lake at Jiaxing in Zhejiang Province.

      The resort's plain area also possesses characteristics of the scenery of the Mongolian grasslands. Forested mountains and valleys are dotted with various buildings. This includes a 70 metres (230 ft) tall stone Chinese pagoda, one of the tallest in China, built in 1751 during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. The pagoda is shaped with an octagonal base, while the pagoda's nine stories are decorated with colorful glazed tiles and the steeple is crowned with a gilded round spire.

      In December 1994 the Mountain Resort was listed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites.

  • One day private tour from Beijing to Chengde Summer Resort

    One day private tour from Beijing to Chengde Summer Resort

    From ancient cities and tranquil settings to a spell binding experience venerable traditions. Speak with the locals view priceless cultural treasures, and discover a rich and varied heritage in Chengde Summer Resort including the Mountain Resort and Eight Outer Temples, listed as world cultural heritage sites. On the tour, experience the famous mountain resort together with the Little Potala Palace– Pu Tuo Zong Cheng Temple. Accompanied by a private English-speaking tour guide, round-trip transfer from Beijing to changed, China is calling, so better get those bags packed. And, GO!

    Price : from USD 104

  • 6 Days Sightseeing Tour of Beijing and Chengde

    6 Days Sightseeing Tour of Beijing and Chengde

    This 6 days tour itinerary will let you share the two cities historical site as in Beijing Forbidden city and the Heaven of temple,great wall and in Chengde the Imperial summer palace of Mountain Resort and its Outlying temples,all of these site can experience the authentic Chinese culture during your schedule, while you will magnificent view the beautiful landscape once hiking in Jingshanling great wall and Mountain resort.  

    Price : from USD 450

  • 2 Days Chengde city sightseeing

    2 Days Chengde city sightseeing

    Oh my China! Prepare yourself for a whirlwind adventure and sample the best that this country has to offer. We’re talking all the sights in Chengde; famous for Imperial Summer Resort and its Outlying Temples as one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritages in China. In the tour, experience venerable traditions, view priceless cultural treasures, and discover a rich and varied heritage at the Mountain Resort, Puning Temple and Putuo zongcheng Temple.

    Price : from USD 220

  • Private one day tour to Eastern Qing Tombs

    Private one day tour to Eastern Qing Tombs

    Picture a China travel adventure that takes you behind the scenes at ancient treasures. With a 5000-year-long history, this province is the cradle of the Chinese nation and was once the political, economic and cultural centre of North China. On this one day private tour, have the chance of experiencing the largest, most complete and best preserved imperial tomb in China and see the beautiful countryside of Beijing en route.You will be accompanied by an Informative, friendly and professional guide. The tour package includes entrance fees, Lunch, free hotel pickup and drop-off.

    Price : from USD 130

  • 2 Days Tour of Chengde Summer Resorts

    2 Days Tour of Chengde Summer Resorts

    Experience the spectacle that 3,000 years of Chinese history has produced on this 2 days tour as you visit the outlying UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Chengde at the Imperial Summer Palace Mountain Resort, Puyou Temple, Putuo Zongcheng Temple and Puning Temple. Through this short two days in Chengde come, seek and discover the magic of the ancient Chinese emperor's Buddhist culture while you enjoy natural landscapes.   

    Price : from USD 200

  • 6 Days Cultural Experience of Beijing Chengde and Tianjin

    6 Days Cultural Experience of Beijing Chengde and Tianjin

    Soak in the vibrant pulse of Beijing and walk on the Great Wall among other city highlights on this private tour and enjoy 6 days of access to China's major sights and out-of-the-way gems with the freedom to choose those that interest you. Get familiar with bustling Chengde, have close encounters with the summer resort there, say hello to the famous cultural food street and savor your appetite in Tianjin. An experience so rich and incredible, you may not want to go back home.

    Price : from USD 580

  • 1 Day Shanhaiguan and Qinhuangdao in Hebei Province

    1 Day Shanhaiguan and Qinhuangdao in Hebei Province

    A country of epic proportions, China rewards travelers with a contrasting diversity of sights, sounds and experiences forever etched in memory. This full day tour is unique, explore the dramatic landscapes of the Great-Wall and its awe-inspiring and culturally enriching experience, and if you've already been to the world-renowned Badaling Great Wall and are looking for somewhere more untamed and authentic why not try Jiaoshan Great Wall? Besides, you experience Shanhaiguan and The head of Old Dragon in the tour.   

    Price : from USD 139

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