Chengde travel guide

Chengde in brief Chengde, charming little town lying in the Hebei Province, is an important historical town just a few kilometers away from Beijing. Being part of a mountainous region typical of northern China, Chengde enjoys a lush landscape made of beautiful natural sceneries and rivers. Primarily called Jehol or Rehe, the city is renowned for its historical importance as a summer resort capital of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911): a role that can still be seen through the historical masterpieces present here. Divided in 3 districts, 5 counties and 3 autonomous counties of Manchu and Mongol natures, Chengde offers to travelers the opportunity to enter in another China, the life there being definitely smoother. Owing to its surrounding mountains, Chengde constitutes today the largest city in the Hebei Province, but has the lowest level of population. For years now, this delightful city has been a peaceful retreat away from the turmoil of its neighbor metropolis. History of Chengde The Emperor Summer Resort place Chengde is without any contests the city where life goes smoothly. Tracing back to the Neolithic Age, Chengde was in ancient times the place of many nomadic ethnic gro...More information about Chengde »

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