Chengde, Hebei Province, China

Chengde, a city in China’s Hebei province northeast of Beijing, was established by Qing-dynasty emperor Kangxi as the imperial summer residence. The city’s core remains the 18th-century Mountain Resort palace complex. It encompasses villas now operating as a museum, the Wenjin Pavilion royal library, yurt-style Menggubao village, as well as gardens, pagodas and hunting grounds. Beyond its walls are 8 outlying Buddhist temples.

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