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We booked a private English Speaking driver through TripAdvisor. It worked beautiful and our driver was great. Chengde is a small city by Chinese standards about 3.5 million people. Chengde is in the Hebei province about 250 KM northeast of Beijing and was established during...More
It is a nice garden, one of those visitors see in China with ravishment. On the other hand, the summer palace is nice but far from one can admire in Beijing. So do not expect something too grandiose, it is just an agreable place to...More
The Palace is ok. Poorly restored with modern add-ons and fire extinguisher in the middle of the place. The park and area is really pretty. However the price is way too steep. Entrance is 140 yuan per adult. That doesn’t include the bus ride for...More
This summer palace hunting resort of the Qing emperor is probably the highlight of the city of Chende. We visited this massive area in mid spring and some of the lakes were still frozen. It must be quite a retreat for the imperial family to...More
It was a short visit lasting more than 4 hours but a quick walk through and then a nice coach ride through the forest were really great value for money, especially for those of us over 60 years of age. May is a good season...More
It’s quite far travel from Beijing. About 4hr traveling time by minibus.It’s a small town and you can travel the whole town within 2-3hours driving. I will suggest this place is best day for one day trip or 2day 1night trip. But I felt this...More
This is the palace that the old emperor had constructed to spend his summer in. I believed the temperature and climate here is much better. A very big compound filled with a wide array of ancient artifacts and structures! A world unesco heritage site!
We came to Chengde quite by accident. Due to problems with our original tour in Chengdu, our tour operator arranged this tour of our choice for us at the last minute, while we were in Chengdu. The reason we picked Chengde together with Beijing and...More
I love this Imperial Summer Palace. It was beautiful. Enter into entrance, we visited all museums. After that, we went to see the lake. After museum immediately you can see shuttle bus ticket counter to go hill area. I went late November, the hill shuttle...More
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Yes, I would say much of it is wheelchair friendly - I have been. You can walk miles on the flat. Not sure you can get on boats or train but they were not running the day we went. We walked 9 miles round the place. We... More
Yes, I would say much of it is wheelchair friendly - I have been. You can walk miles on the flat. Not sure you can get on boats or train but they were not running the day we went. We walked 9 miles round the place. We much preferred the outer temples though and there you would struggle as there are dozens of steps. If you are staying in Beijing the city planning museum is great and wheelchair friendly. If I was in a wheelchair I'd probably skip chengde and spend another day at the summer palace as just more impressive, cheaper. A lot of the art district in Beijing and the egg is wheelchair friendly too. I'd skip chengde if I was going out of my way to go.