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Chengde, China

Yongyou Pagoda in Chengde, China


Chengde, with a population of 200,000, is situated one hundred and forty miles northeast of Beijing in Hebei province. It’s an unassuming town that wouldn’t be worth much attention were it not for the beautiful Qing dynasty imperial Mountain Resort (Bishu Shanzhuang) and the astounding collection of temples at the foot of the mountains to the north. The palaces, pavilions, pagodas, grasslands, lakes and temples of the retreat make it an ideal weekend escape for Beijingers, and the park’s main attractions can get very busy. But fortunately the grounds are large enough to make finding a quiet spot easy and the northwest offers good hiking opportunities.

Last updated November 23, 2013
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