2-Day Side Trip to Chengde
– Beijing – Chengde Tour
Trip Highlights – Attractions involved: Chengde Mountain Summer Resort, Temple of Potaraka Doctrine, Temple of Universal Peace. Chengde, about 250 km away from Beijing, was regarded as the summer resort for Qing emperors and royal family members. This city boasts itself with the short distance and convenient transportation from Beijing, as well as its historic scenic spots. The newly built Beijing-Chengde Highway has shortened the drive time between the two cities to 3 hours. Also, the round trip train is running between Beijing and Chengde in day time everyday. All these above make Chengde a popular tourist destination from Beijing. So if you have plenty time for your Beijing sightseeing, taking a side trip to Beijing is such a good choice which offers you an opportunity to explore more about China.
Availability: Daily. Pick-up Point & Time: Your hotel, 7:30am. Finishing Point & Time: Your hotel, 9:00pm. Duration: 2 day.
Tour Itinerary: (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Day 01: Beijing / Chengde (L/D)
You will be picked up from your hotel at about 7:30am and go to Chengde in the morning. After around 4-hour drive, you will get to Chengde and will be welcomed by a local tour guide and have a lunch. Then, you will visit the Summer Resort, built in 1703 to 1792, that served as the second political center of the Qing Imperial Court. After a few hours of sightseeing, you will be brought back to your hotel in Chengde. Hotel: Yunshan Hotel 4 star (or similar class)
Day 02: Chengde / Beijing (B/L)
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning. And then, you will visit the Temple of Universal Peace, built in 1755 to commemorate the Qing Dynasty victory over the Mongolians. Inside there is a huge statue of Avalokiteshvara. After spending some time at the temple, you will next visit another temple, the Temple of Potaraka Doctrine, built in 1767, which is a smaller replica of the Potala Monastery in Lhasa. Then, you will go back to Beijing. Upon your arrival, your guide will pick you up and send you to your hotel.
Chengde Summer Resort is the largest surviving royal garden in China, occupying an area of 564,000 square meters, even bigger than the Summer Palace in Beijing. China’s ancient ambitious emperors always glued their eyes to their territory, even when they were on vacation. This notion is embodied in…
Temple of Potaraka Doctrine
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Temple of Universal Peace
The Temple of Universal Peace is the best magnificent temple in Chengde. The Temple of Universal Peace(Puning Temple) covers an area of 23,000 square meters, which is the furthest north of the eight temples situated outside of the Imperial Summer Resort and…
|Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)|
|Group Size||Price / Traveler||
|10 travelers & above||USD110|
- Entrance fees and meals as listed
- All transfers with private vehicle and guide
- Accident insurance
- Hotel fare
- Air fare and airport tax
- Personal expenses
- Tips for guide and driver