Day 1: Chengde ( Meals: -/L/- )
Arrive Chende/ Mountain Resort
Arrive at the ancient city-Chengde. Be met and visit the Mountain Resort. Situated in the northern part of Chengde, the Mountain Resort, also called the Temporary Imperial Dwelling Palace in Rehe, was built by the Emperors Kangxi and Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1644 A.D-1911 A.D) for the sake of stabilizing the frontier region and maintaining the unity of multi - nationalities. This large resort is considered the most remarkable imperial garden still existing today in China.
The Chengde Mountain Resort was the former out palace of Emperor Kang Xi and other Qing rulers of the time. The palace structures along with the temple built in the place show the different styles of architecture by various Chinese nationalities. The mountain resort possesses scenery featuring those of both north and south China. Then be transferred back to your hotel. Free at leisure in the evening.
Day 2: Chengde ( Meals: -/L/ )
Putuo Zongcheng Temple / Puning Temple / Departure
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit the Putuo Zongcheng Temple. Built in 1771, the Putuo Zongcheng Temple is a most resplendent and sweeping one. It covers an area of 220,000 square meters. And this temple was built in great similarity to Potala Palace in Lhasa Tibet in architectural style. That is why it is also called the lesser Potala Palace. Then visit the Puning Temple. The Puning Temple (with its popular name Big Buddha Temple) is located in the north-west of Chengde city. The main attractions inside the temple are Bell and Drum Towers, Pavilions, Heaven King Palace (Tian Wang Dian) and the Daxiong Baodian. Built in 1755 A.D (Qing Dynasty), the temple shows the respect of the Qing Dynasty to the Minorities. It is a most grandiose palace group. It is an architectural masterpiece of BBQ style .It has been placed on "a catalogue of world culture heritage" by UN in 1981.
After lunch at a local restaurant, depart for next city.
This trip price includes:
-All meals as specified in the itinerary.
-Transfers among sightseeing scenic spots & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English speaking guide.
-Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide
-Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
The trip price does not include:
-Hotels accommodations and breakfast.
-Any meals which are not included in the " The trip price includes".
-Domestic flights, trains or buses, international air and train tickets for coming & leaving mainland China.
-Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
-Excess Baggage Charges.
-Personal expenses: The items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day to day itinerary.
-Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
-Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
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