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Chengde Highlights Tours - II

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 96 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 191 US Dollar (USD)

Your Itinerary

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/- )

Full day private tours to Putuo Zongcheng Temple / Puning Temple / Xumifushou Temple

Depart from your hotel 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 (Qinq Dynasty), the temple shows the respect of the central government to the Minorities. It is a most grandiose palace group. It is an architectural masterpiece of Baroque style .It has been placed on "a catalogue of world culture heritage" by UN in 1981.

After having lunch at local restaurant, have a tour to the Xumifushou Temple. Xumifushou Temple (Temple of Sumeru Happiness and Longevity) Copied from the Tashilunpo Monastery in Xigaze Tibet where the Sixth Panchen Lama lived, this temple was built in the 45th year of Emperor Qianlong reign (1780) as a temporary residence and study for the Sixth Panchen Lama when he made a 20,000-li journey to the resort to offer congratulations to Emperor Qianlong on his 70th birthday.
Then be transferred back to your hotel. Free at leisure in the evening.

Day 3: Chengde - Next City ( Meals: -/L/- )

Wooden Club Peak / Pule Temple / Departure
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit the Wooden Club Peak. It is a very famous hill with its unique shape like a wooden club standing up to the sky. The hill is about 598 meters high altitude and relatively 60 meter with its wooden club shape peak. Climbing up to top for a wonderful bird-eye-view of the Chengde city.

Then visit the Pule Temple. Located in the north-west of Chengde city, the Pule Temple was built in 1766 A.D, by Qianlong Emperor. After the rebellions in Xinjiang area was suppressed by centeral government of the Qing Dynasty, more and more ethnic minorities groups leaders came to Chengde Mountain Resort to present themselves to the Emperors and spend their summer holidays together. The temple was constructed to show the centeral government's respect to the Minorities. It consists two parts: the front parts are traditional Chinese architectures while the back parts are Tibetan Buddhism style buildings as well as Buddhist rites. 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.
-Visa fees.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.