As one of famous tourist destinations in China, Chengde is endowed with a large number of fantastic sceneries.
The Mountain Resort and Eight Outer Temples have been listed as the world cultural heritage sites by UNESCO.It is convenient to start Chengde tour from Beijing. Either Hire an English speaking Driver only or tour with an English speaking tour guide, we will offer the options to make your Chengde trip easy
Our guide will come to your hotel (lobby area) or any other indicated address to begin the tour from there. If you stay outside of the city area(4th ring road), please email us we get the update price
Ride to Chengde (3-4 hours)
Chengde is prefecture-level city in the northeast of Hebei Province. Nowdays, Chengde is a popular tourist destination famouse for Summer Resort, Temple and attractive scenery. Located 230 km northeast of Beijing, Chengde is covered by mountainous areas and rivers.
Once called Rehe in the ancient times, Chengde boasts a long history. The earliest human beings living in this reign were in the late Neolithic Era. This little city was firstly discovered by the early Qing Emperor Kangxi in the late 17th century and considered this place as a summer retreat due to the pleasant climate and appealing natural scenery. Later, Kangxi and his successors founded about 72 palaces there by the end of the 18th century. From then on, Chengde gained its popularity as a summer resort.
The Summer Resort
The Chengde Summer Resort is the largest existing imperial garden and also one of the top 10 scenic spots in China. Boasting the beauty of scenery in both north and south China.This attraction is a vast complex of palaces and administrative constructions.
Eight Outer Temples
he Eight Outer Temples is a collective name of 12 temples,this construction complex is the combination of the Han, Mongolian and Tibetan architecture, reflecting their cultures and listed as the world cultural heritage site in 1994.
When visiting the Eight Outer Temples, it seems that you come to a Buddha’s’ country. You must be impressed by its grand appearance and delicate architectures. The architecture was mainly built in 3 styles: Tibetan style, Han style and the combination of the two styles. Although every temple has its own individuality, the overall pattern is a harmonious unity.
Of the 12 temples, the Boshan Temple, Guang’an Temple and Kuixing Attic do not exist at present. While the Puyou Temple and Luohan Hall suffered serious damage and only several sections left. Only 7 temples are well-preserved and 6 of them are open to the public—Putuozongcheng Temple, Puning Temple, Xumifushou Temple, Pule Temple, Anyuan Temple and Puyou Temple radiating its unique luster.
Lunch in the Local restaurant(40 minutes)
Transfer back to your hotel in Beijing City(3-4 hours )