Chengde Travel Guide

Chengde Travel Guide

Fast Facts

Chengde MapPopulation: 3,610,000
Area Code: 0314
Postal code: 067000
City flower: rose
Main minority ethnic groups: Manchu and Mongolian

Chengde, lying in the northeast of Hebei Province, is close to Beijing, about 230 kilometers (140 miles) away, Tianjin, Tangshan and Qinhuangdao. The topography of this city is mainly divided into plateau and mountainous regions, including Yanshan, Yinshan and Qilaotushan mountains, as well as the Luanhe, Liaohe, Chaobaihe and Jiyunhe rivers flowing through the city.

Chengde, originally called Rehe was once the summer resort capital of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It holds rich culture related to this history as well as many historic relics dating as far back as the Neolithic Age in this city. Ethnic groups such as Xiongnu, Xianbei, Qidan, Nvzhen, and Mongolian once led a nomadic existence in this region from the Qin (221BC-206) to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

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.

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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.

See more Chengde Railway Station

Chengde - a noted summer resort
Mountain Resort of Chengde
temple complex in Chengde
Large Temple Complex    Pictures

Chengde Travel Tips

While traveling in Chengde, you will have the opportunity to taste the unique local dishes and snacks, both of royal and folk flavors due to its historical links. Various hotels, rest houses and leisure places will also provide you with comfort and pleasure during your travels in this wondrous city.

Local Feast Days

Forest and Grassland Festival of Mulan Imperial Hunting Park: June 29th to the end of February next year
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.

Useful numbers:

Fire alarm: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
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

Post office
Nanyingzi branch: No. 27, Nanyingzi Dajie, Shuangqiao District

- Last modified on Dec. 12, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chengde Travel
Asked by David Chee from MALAYSIA | Dec. 11, 2019 23:34Reply
Public Transport (Bus/Taxi) from Chengde to Gubei Water Town there any direct public transport from Chengde to Gubei Water Town without having to go through Beijing? If not, would appreciate it if someone can advise the fastest route to get there from Chengde. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Dec. 12, 2019 19:52

Hi, there is no public bus you can take. Generally speaking, people will self-drive or carpool to there.
Asked by bg from SINGAPORE | Nov. 06, 2018 06:53Reply
hire driver in Chengde
hello, may know how much does it cost to hire a taxi to go to the summer resort and the 8 outer temples? thanks!
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Answered by Nana from JAPAN | Nov. 07, 2018 01:49

It depends on where you set out for the summer resort and eight outer temples. The taxi fare from summer resort to the temples is just about CNY15.
Asked by Wayne Tsang from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 12, 2018 02:01Reply
Hi, is someone able to advise me a way of travelling from Chengde to Qinhuangdao, please?
I have checked trains as an option but it seems there are no rail services between these two places.

Maybe there is a long distance bus someone can direct me to?

Thank you very much
Answers (2)
Answered by Alison from USA | May. 16, 2018 21:38

Usually, there are pairs of long-distance buses in CD Long-distance Bus Station in service between the two cities, departing from 7:00 to 17:00 and taking about 5 hours.
Answered by Wayne from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 17, 2018 08:08

Thank you kindly Alison, that’s what I’ll do then :)
Asked by Weibao from CZECH REPUBLIC | Feb. 01, 2018 18:23Reply
Hi, is there a way how to get from you Chengde to Gubeikou ?
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Answered by Phebe from DENMARK | Feb. 01, 2018 19:23

Well, you must go to Beijing first. Then, take bus 980 express to Muyun Shaoniangong and then take bus Mi25 to Gubeikou.
Answered by weibaocz from CZECH REPUBLIC | Feb. 02, 2018 02:37

We asked today on the train station. Apparently you have to take the bus to Beijing from Chengde East Bus Station 承德汽车东站 and tell the driver to drop you off on the way close to the Gubeikou. Tomorrow we will go this way, so we will report you tomorrow :-)
Asked by Mushi Jacob from TANZANIA | Dec. 26, 2017 06:52Reply
What is the cheapest means of transport from Beijing to Chengde medical university
Answers (1)
Answered by Selina from USA | Dec. 26, 2017 20:26

You are suggested to take an intercity bus to CD from Liuliqiao Bus Station, which costs CNY60. After arrival, take a taxi to the school.
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