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Summerresidence of Emperor Qianlong

The former Jehol became important, when in the 18th century the Chinese Emperors built a summerpalace there.

Specially Emperor Qianlong built some temples, which remind you of famous Tibetian temples, like the Potala in Lhasa.

1820 Emperor Jiaqing was killed by a flash. After that the Emperors left Chengde.

Today are only the garden and some ruins of the palace left. But you can still visit 4 or 5 of the temples. The ruins of the other temples are now in a military restricted area.

  • Last visit to Chengde: Dec 1992
  • Intro Updated Sep 6, 2003
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2007 at 9:06 AM

    Good chengde tips !!!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2005 at 3:30 AM

    Ulrike, this is a very interesting page about an interesting destination! Thanks for a wonderful page!!!

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2004 at 10:58 PM

    Have to agree with my mate craic (jen)why they thought it was unlucky. Mind you I think you were lucky to be able to visit it.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2004 at 10:17 AM

    I would love to see those exotic for me and secret temples and to taste those chinese snacks :-)

  • Lemonita's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2003 at 8:19 AM

    I've wanted to visit Chengde but then SARS came along... Will make sure to get there next time... =)

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2003 at 12:15 PM

    I can see why they may have considered this place to be unlucky.

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2003 at 1:06 AM

    I also like sampling all of the pastries, like the shao bing in your restaurant photo.

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2003 at 12:49 PM

    Awesome photos.

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2003 at 7:58 AM

    Another great destination and indeed a wonderful page!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2003 at 10:54 PM

    Ich werd noch ein richtiger Asien Experte...your pages give a great start..wonderful,thanks Ulli


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