Chengde (承德), Hebei, China Travel Guide

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Chengde, Hebei Province
Chengde, Hebei Province
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Chengde is a prefecture-level city in Hebei Province, China. The urban limits cover 709 sq km (273.7 sq mi) within a prefecture of 39,519 sq km (15,258 sq mi). The urban area of Chengde has a population of 457,000 (2011 estimate) while the prefecture-level city a population of 3.6 million people. Chengde had a 2004 GDP of RMB 30 billion.

Guide to Chengde Hotels

It's never easy finding the hotel that's just right for your stay. Still, by taking a little time to do your research, you increase your chance of getting a good hotel at the best price. Go through the list of hotels in Chengde which we've put together, with full description, star rating, address, location map and evaluation. Pick the hotel of your choice and view the rates offered by different booking sites. Yes, we show you prices from different websites, so you don't have to visit them one by one.

Putuo Zongcheng Temple, Chengde
Putuo Zongcheng Temple, Chengde
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More about Chengde

Chengde is located in northeastern Hebei Province. It experiences a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Winters here are bitterly cold, with average January temperature of -9.1°C (15.6°F). The warmest month is July, when the average temperature is 24.5°C (76.1°F). July is also the wettest month, with 145 mm of rain.

As a travel destination, Chengde is best known for its Mountain Resort, the summer residence of Manchu Emperors during the Qing Dynasty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. It was built between 1703 and 1790, and sprawls over a mountainous area of some 5.6 million sq meters. It includes a number of national treasures including the Putuo Zongcheng Temple and the Puning Temple, which houses the world's tallest wooden statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

Planning your trip to Chengde

The most practical way to reach Chengde is either by road or by train. The fastest train leaves Beijing at approximately 8:00 am in the morning and arrives there at 12:30 pm. There are also buses from Beijing to Chengde. The fare starts at around ¥70.

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Places of Interest in Chengde

  1. Hammer Rock
  2. Puning Temple
  3. Putuo Zongcheng Temple
  4. Shuangta Shan
  5. Summer Mountain Resort

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