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Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde


Language: English

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.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Chengde, China, Asia and the Pacific
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UMVS reference: WHC-703
Source ref.: 703
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