Welcome to Chengde


This was the summer playground of the emperors of the Qing dynasty; beginning with Emperor Kangxi, the Qing Court would flee here to escape the torpid summer heat of the Forbidden City (and occasionally the threat of foreign armies), as well as to be closer to the hunting grounds of their northern homelands.

The Bìshǔ Shānzhuāng (Fleeing-the-Heat Mountain Villa) is a grand imperial palace and the walled enclosure it lies within houses China’s largest regal gardens. Beyond the grounds is a remarkable collection of politically chosen temples, built to host dignitaries such as the sixth Panchen Lama. The Imperial Villa, the gardens and the eight temples are all, quite rightly, Unesco-protected.


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$86 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Wall Simatai West to Jinshanling Private Hiking Day Tour

Jinshanling Great Wall is located in Luanping County, Chengde, Hebei Province, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Beijing. It used to be a sound defensive system including barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting holes, horse blocking walls, and branch cities. It is now renowned as the "Paradise of Photographers" and a popular tourist destination because of its magnificent appearance and intoxicating scenery. Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall which may shows its charms to the hiking fans at all times. With a distance about 140 kilometers (87 miles) northeast of Beijing city, Jinshanling Section connects to the Simatai Section of the wall in the east and Gubeikou section in the west. It is the most representative part of the Chinese brick-made dragon. In the morning, your hiking tour guide and driver with car will come to meet you at your hotel lobby. Then, you will be transferred to drive to the Great Wall (about 2 hours without traffic jam, and closer to 2.5-3 if runs into a jam). You will first arrive Great Wall at Simatai West (the east gate entrance of the Jinshanling Great Wall). Simatai Great Wall is located along the ridges, and it takes about 15 minutes to go up there. You will see an amazing view from one of the highest points on the way, and have some snacks and drinks during your break time. After 3 hours hiking, we will walk down some local restaurant to enjoy some tasty lunch with local flavor. The end of tour, you will meet our driver in the parking lot, do some final post-hike stretches, and jump in the car for a nap or reflections on the day’s hike at the Great Wall. Depending on traffic heading into the city, and the distance from the expressway to your hotel, the drive home may range from 2-3 hours.

$62.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Chengde - Sight Pass

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chengde Mountain Resorttravelers can enjoy incredible views, buildings filled with artistic and historical value. You can take pictures with your family or with someone you love.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Puning Temple Ticket Officetravelers can enjoy incredible views, buildings filled with artistic and historical value. You can take pictures with your family or with someone you love.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Puyou Temple, Chengde, Hebeitravelers can enjoy incredible views, buildings filled with artistic and historical value. You can take pictures with your family or with someone you love.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Potala Palace (Putuo Zongcheng Temple), Chengde, Hebeitravelers can enjoy incredible views, buildings filled with artistic and historical value. You can take pictures with your family or with someone you love.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Xumi Fushou Temple, Chengde, Hebeitravelers can enjoy incredible views, buildings filled with artistic and historical value. You can take pictures with your family or with someone you love.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chengde Qingchui Mountain (Hammer Rock), Chengde, HebeiYou will see a magnificent natural scenery, a very fresh air and an experience with the incredible nature of chinaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Temple of Distant Peace (Anyuan miao), Chengde, Hebeitravelers can enjoy incredible views, buildings filled with artistic and historical value. You can take pictures with your family or with someone you love.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pule Templetravelers can enjoy incredible views, buildings filled with artistic and historical value. You can take pictures with your family or with someone you love.Duration: 1 hour

$14.12 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Chengde - Shuangta Mountain

Visit: Shuangta Martyr Cemetery, Taiyuan, ShanxiATTENTION! Please go direct to Chengde - Shuangta Mountain

$258 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Beijing Overnight Tour to Jinshanling Great Wall and Chengde Summer Resort

Day 1 Beijing - Jinshanling Great Wall (D)Your friendly guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at noon time, and head up to Jinshanling Great Wall directly (2.5 hours driving distance). Upon arrival, walk for 40 minutes to East 5-hole Guard Tower, and then continue your hike towards West for another 3 to 4 hours to reach the West 5-hole Guard Tower where to enjoy the beautiful sunset. When sun goes down, you will enjoy a tasty local dinner at the farmer's house.Overnight Stay: Local Farmer's Home.Day 2: Jinshanling to Chengde Summer Resort - Beijing (B, L)After breakfast, spend about an hour on the road to Chengde Summer Resort. Upon arrival, spend sometime walk around in the imperial garden, and then visit the Small Potala Palace. In addition to the beautiful sightseeing, your guide will share with you about the attraction history and related culture and religions between Han and Tibetan ethnic. Enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant before driving back to Beijing city.

$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Jinshanling Great Wall Morning Hiking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jinshanling Great Wall, Luanping County, HebeiJinshanling Great Wall is located in Luanping County, Chengde, Hebei Province, 130 kilometers northeast of Beijing. It used to be a sound defensive system including barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting holes, horse blocking walls, and branch cities. Today, it is renowned as the "Paradise of Photographers" and a popular tourist destination because of its magnificent appearance and intoxicating scenery.Duration: 4 hours

$48 Tours & Sightseeing

Beijing to Chengde Sightseeing Private Full-Day Transfer

With this convenient private transportation, you can enjoy the flexibility to create your own sightseeing schedule and stop at interesting places on the way to Chengde,all at your own pace in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Your friendly driver will meet you in your hotels lobby, then drive 2.5 to 3 hours to Chengde. On the way you will enjoy beautiful mountain and nature scenery as well as Jinshanling Great Wall,you can tell the driver to stop for photos at a service center. A brief information about the Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort: It's located in Hebei Province, was built between 1703 and 1792. It is a vast complex of palaces and administrative and ceremonial buildings. Temples of various architectural styles and imperial gardens blend harmoniously into a landscape of lakes, pastureland and forests. In addition to its aesthetic interest, the Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort is a rare historic vestige of the final development of feudal society in China. Chengde is a classic masterpiece of Chinese palace architecture, gardening art and religious architecture.The landscape of the Mountain Resort is designed following the topography of natural hills and water. As an outstanding example of Chinese natural landscape gardens and palaces, it inherits and carries forward China’s imperial gardening tradition. By integrating elements of Han, Mongolian and Tibetan architectural art and culture the Outlying Temples crystallize the achievements of cultural exchanges and integration among different ethnic groups in the course of development of Chinese architecture. During the tour you will visit the Chengde Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort, visit one or two temples at your choice. If you want to stop for lunch, please feel free to discuss with your driver, he will help you to choose the local restaurant with local price (own expense).Of course, you can add-on a friendly guide service upon booking, your guide will explore the palace with you, tell the histories and stories along the way,take photos or assist you to watch your kids for you during the day.  After three hours of independent sightseeing around Mountain resort area, your private driver will drop you off back at your hotel. The Tour operator cannot guarantee an English-speaking driver. Due to their availability, you may have a Chinese speaking driver, but they know exactly where to pick you up and where to drop you off. Guest can use their phone to call our translator if need during the ride.