Chengde in brief
A small country town 250km northeast of Beijing, sits in a river basin on the west bank of the Wulie River, surrounded by the Yunshan mountain range. It's a quiet, unimportant place, rather bland in appearance, but on its outskirts are remnants from its glory days as the summer retreat of the Manchu emperors - these include some of the most magnificent examples of imperial architecture in China. G
Chengde Summer Palace, also called Hot River Palace is located in the north of Chengde city and is where emperors from China's ancient Qing dynasty spent their summers to escape the summer heat in Beijing.
The palace was built during early 18th century during the reign of Emperor Qianlong with an effort of more than 90 years to compete. It contains emperor's residential buildings,
As Chengde is so close to Beijing, about 180km from Beijing Capital International Airport, there is only a small-scale airport in the south of the city. Only non-scheduled chartered flights operate between Beijing and Chengde from time to time. There fore, you can take the long-distance bus from Chengde bus station to Beijing and take a plane from Beijing Capital International Airport in
The flavor snacks:
Eight-treasure rice Pudding
Chengde Landao Dasha
Address: No.19, Xinxingjie
Mainly deals with general merchandise, food, chothing, jewelry, cosmetics and computers, etc.
Chengde Department Store
Address: No.1, Wenjia Gou
This is the oldest and largest state-run enterprise in Chengde that carries articles of daily use and is highly popular with local consumers.
Address: No.5, Wenjia Gou
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