Chengde Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 承德 (chéng dé)
Area: 39,500 square kilometers (15,251 square miles)
Location: in the northeast of Hebei Province, north China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Shuangqiao, Shuangluan, Yingshouyingzi Mining); 1 county-level (Pingquan); 3 autonomous counties ( Weichang Man and Mongolian, Fengning Man, Kuancheng Man); 4 counties (Longhua, Luanping, Chengde, Xinglong);1 Development Zone
Area Code: 0314
Zip Code: 067000
GDP (2019): CNY 147.1 billion (USD 21.3 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Man, Mongolian
Famous for Royal Mountain Resort and Eight Outer Temples
Chengde, lying in the northeast of Hebei Province, is about 225 kilometers (140 miles) away from Beijing, neighboring Tianjin to the south, Tangshan and Qinhuangdao to the east and southeast and Zhangjiakou to the west. After Emperor Kangxi decided to build a summer resort here in 1703, Chengde became the second political center of the Qing Dynasty (1636 - 1912). It was also the place where the emperors received foreign guests, avoided summer heat and hunted, so many royal buildings had been preserved. There are exquisite royal gardens at the Mountain Resort and Eight Outer Temples, the essence parts of Chengde tourism. Apart from the numerous historical relics, many visitors are attracted by the beautiful grasslands and fantastic entertainment activities. Besides, with the construction of Beijing-Chengde intercity railway and expressways, the transportation time from Chengde to Beijing and Tianjin will be shortened to two hours.
As one of the first famous historic and cultural cities of the nation, Chengde City has plenty of sceneries, with some of them being renowned both at home and abroad. The Mountain Resort and Eight Outer Temples are listed as the world cultural heritage sites, which have contributed towards the city being one of famous cities in the world.
Recommended Tour: 6 Days Private Beijing Chengde Tour
Both the internal and the external transportation of Chengde City are very well developed and although there is only a small-scale airport, chartered flights flying between there and Beijing will provide you more choices for your journey. In addition, railway and road links can connect you to many cities, such as Tianjin, Shenyang, Baotou, Ulanhot, Liaoning, and Inner Mongolia, etc. City buses provide a fine and integrated transport service; taxis are also a good choice due to their convenience and inexpensiveness.
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Chengde Travel Tips
Local Feast Days
It is mainly to display the unique scenery of forest and grassland and to promote ecotourism.
Contest of Dragon Boat of Mountain Resort: June every year
It is a joyous and exciting festival that draws local people's attention. In addition to the dragon boat contest, there are gliding acts, water performances, as well as gong and drum performance, etc.
Consumer complaint: 12315
Tourist complaint: 0314-2024548
Address of some institutions
Bank of China
Xinhua branch: No. 1, Building A, Xinhuayuan
Central Hospital: No. 22, Xi Dajie, Shuangqiao District
Nanyingzi branch: No. 27, Nanyingzi Dajie, Shuangqiao District
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