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Holiday Destination: Chengde

Chengde is a prefecture level city in Hebei province, People's Republic of China, situated northeast of Beijing. It is best known as the site of the Mountain Resort, a vast imperial garden and palace formerly used by the Qing emperors as summer residence. The little town Chengde gained its prominence during the Qing Dynasty when the emperors built a palace where they spend their summer months when the heat in Beijing became unbearable. Chengde Summer Resort, together with the temples around, was added to the World Heritage List by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in 1994. So far, many scenic attractions in Chengde have already been rated as 4 A class, highest level in this field in China. Chengde has advantaged and abundant tourist resources. It has the world's largest royal hunting the Mulan Paddock the largest royal garden the Summer Resort the greatest royal temple group the Eight Temples in the north of the Great Wall the biggest wooden Buddha statue the Kwan yin Bodhisattva with a thousand hands and a thousand eyes, and the shortest river the Hot River.


Summer 24.5 °C (76.1 °F), Winter (−9.1) °C (15.6 °F)

Tourist Season

April to October are the best months for visiting Chengde..


Hotels, Resorts, INNs, and other lodging within Chengde..

General Information Of Chengde

  • Land Area: 15,258 sq mi (39,519 km2)
  • Population: 36 Lakh.
  • Capital City: Hebei.
  • Language: Chinese and English.

Tourist Attraction in or Near by Chengde

Chengde Mountain Resort

The Mountain Resort in Chengde is a large complex of imperial palaces and gardens situated in the city of Chengde in Hebei Province, 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. The Mountain Resort is divided into four parts the Palace Area, Lake Area, Plain Area and Mountain Area. The Mountain Resort is a unique royal garden with magnificent scale.

Eight Outer Temples

The Eight Outer Temples refers to a group of monastic complexes situated outside the Mountain Summer Resort of Chengde. There only 7 temples left intact. Located east of the resort are the Puren Temple, the Pule Temple and the Anyuan Temple. To its north is the Puning Temple. North of the Mountain Resort are the Xumifushouzhi Temple, the Putuozongchengzhi Temple and the Shuxiang Temple. The Putuozongchengzhi is also called Little Potala Palace.

Mulan Hunting Paddock

Mulan Hunting Paddock is a rare natural grassland resort in Hebei Province covering an area of 2,324 square kilometers. Mulan Hunting Paddock, which was built in the 20th year of Emperor Kangxi’s region is a rare natural grassland resort in Hebei Province covering an area of 2,324 sq km. Function or value in the past, it used to be a royal hunting place and a summer retreat in the Qing Dynasty. Mulan Paddock is covered with 1,658kms grassland. It has majestic mountains, gorgeous scenery and delightful weather. It boasts plenty of water, lush grass, flock of birds and packs of animals, an ideal place for hunting.

Puning Temple

The Puning Temple of Chengde, Hebei province, China is a Qing Dynasty era Buddhist temple complex built in 1755, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor to show the Qing's respect to the ethnic minorities. It is located near the Chengde Mountain Resort, and alongside the equally famed Putuo Zongcheng Temple, it is one of the Eight Outer Temples of Chengde. Puning Temple is a Qing Dynasty era Buddhist temple complex built in 1755. It is of grand scale, occupying an area of more than 23,000 square meters. The main structure in the temple is the Hall of Great Buddha, hence the Puning Temple is often nicknamed the Big Buddha Temple. The complex features temple halls, pavilions, drum towers and bell towers.

Putuo Zongcheng Temple

Putuo Zongcheng Temple along with the equally famed Puning Temple, it is one of the Eight Outer Temples of Chengde. The temple was modeled after the Potala Palace of Tibet, the old sanctuary of the Dalai Lama built a century earlier. Since it was modeled after the Potala palace, the temple represents a fusion of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. Hence the Putuo Zongcheng has been nicknamed the Little Potala Palace. The temple complex covers a surface area of some 220,000 sq mt, making it one of the largest in China.

Jinshanling Great Wall

Jinshanling a section of the Great Wall of China located in the mountainous area in Luanping County, 125 km northeast of Beijing. This section of the wall is connected with the Simatai section to the east. Some distance to the west lies the Mutianyu section. Jinshanling Great Wall, located about 8 kilometers southeast of the Bakeshiying Township in Luanping County in Hebei Province, starts from the Wangjinglou Tower in the east and ends at Longyukou in the west. The entrance fee is 50 RMB. A cable car has been constructed to take visitors to the highest point along the wall. There is an additional admission charge of 50 RMB to continue on to the Simatai section, and a 5 RMB fee to cross the suspension bridge.

Wooden Club Mountain

Wooden club Mountain is located in Pan Chui Peak National Forest Park, it looks like a wooden club, hence the name. It is tapering the mountains high diameter is 15.04 mt, the lower diameter of 10.7 mt, and 38.29 mt high. Together with the protruding beneath of the mountain’ base, it is 60 mt high. On the halfway of the mountain, there is a mulberry tree called Monsanto. There is a temple at 300 meters height at the north part of the peak it has so many moyashike there. If you want to get to the top of it, you can take the ropeway, or climb yourself though Pule Temple. The scenery is amazing at the top of the mountain. Make sure bring your camera with you.

Sumeru Fushou Temple

The Sumeru Fushou Temple is located at the foot of a mountain to the north of the Chengde Summer Resort. It was built in 1780, the forty fifth year of Emperor Qianlong's reign in order to serve as a temporary palace for the sixth Panchen of Tibet when he came to congratulate Emperor Qianlong on his seventieth birthday. Covering an area of more than 36,000 m2, it was built in accordance with the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, Tibet. As a typical Tibetan style structure, it was backed by the mountain. From south to north along the clear cut central axis, there is the five arch bridge, the mountain gate, the Imperial Stele Pavilion, the glazed stone archway, the Hall of Sublime Loftiness, the Hall of the Origin of Buddhist Dharma and the Glazed Pagoda.

Pule Temple

The Pule Temple is one of Eight Outer Temples in Chengde City, was built in 1766. The place, where the Pule Temple is located, used to be a flat ground. People could see mountains around the Mountain Resort. The temple is made up of the front hall, side halls and the massacre city. The temple features a combination of Chinese style and Tibetan style structures. It covers an area of 24,000 m2. It is divided into two parts. The front area consists of Chinese style structures such as the Hall of Mountain Gate, the bell tower, the drum tower, the Hall of Heavenly Kings the Hall of Timeless Buddhist Dharma, the Side Hall of Wisdom and Power and the Side Hall of the Karma of Victory.


Bus Terminal in or Near by

Luanhe River Xianglong Company

354 Provincial Road, Shuangluan
Chengde, Hebei, China

Airports in or Near by

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport: For international flights.

Railway Stations

Xinglong Railway Station

Chengde, Hebei, China

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