Found in the Heibei, the Chengde Mountain Resort is a popular place to escape to during the grueling heat of summer. The area covered by the mountain resort is the entire half of the urban area of Chengde; the entire mountain resort took more than 80 years to complete under two emperors, Qian and Long.
The Chengde Mountain Resort is composed of beautiful palaces and gardens enclosed in a wall of rock 10 kilometers long and 13 meters wide. Seventy-two scenic spots found inside the mountain resorts were named by the emperors themselves and the designs were copied in other parts of Northern and Southern China.
The garden area of the mountain resort is made up of more than a hundred clustered buildings and seventy-two scenic trails composed of lakes, plains, and mountains. The garden area spans from the northwest to the southeast areas of the mountain resort.
The palaces are in a building complex. Overall, there are three different building complexes. The main palaces, the chambers, and the towers are all situated inside the building. The main hall called the Danpochinjeng Hall span 583 square meters. The Hall is also known as the ‘Namnu Hall’ since it was rebuilt during the Qianlong rule.
There are eight outer temples inside the mountain resort in the northeastern part of the walls. Mongolian, Tibetan, and Ugyur architectural influences can be seen.
Food is great in the Chengde Mountain Resort. Local delicacies are available in the resort and all of them are delicious. Rou Jia Mo, pork and cilantro stuffed inside a bread pocket, is one of the foods you will enjoy.