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Chengde Mountain Resort
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Chengde Mountain Resort

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: China
Best of: Architecture, Palace
The Mountain Resort (the Qing dynasty's summer palace), in Hebei Province, was built between 1703 and 1792. It is a vast complex of palaces and administrative and ceremonial buildings. Temples of various architectural styles and imperial gardens blend harmoniously into a landscape of lakes, pastureland and forests. In addition to its aesthetic interest, the Mountain Resort is a rare historic vestige of the final development of feudal society in China.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Chengde Mountain Resort", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.