Travel Blogs from Chengde
Chengde is in the hills north of Beijing and is where one on the Emperors established a Summer Palace and hunting parks. Cooler in the summer over time a series of 36 'scenes' were built in the Palace grounds each scene had a name and was used by the royal family for different purposes. They all had lovely name such as ' Beautiful Rocks and Fragrant Waters' and 'Appreciating the Lotus'. The gardens ...
... entry was also very high $120RMB so, we tried to make the most of the palace. The most exciting thing about the palace was Paul and Thomas getting yelled at by a park ranger/security officer?? for picking a lily leaf from the pond. He went off on them in Mandarin (but of course, we understood very little lol) he was on a big power trip and threatened to charge ...
... side fish markets. The river banks provide a nice strolling area, were the locals sit down to play chess, checkers and all sorts of tile games and the river itself provides fishing for those so inclined and equipped. Though both lively and cosy, Chengde has little to offer in ways of what would be called traditional restaurants. Hole-in-the-wall style eateries come aplenty, though, and at the local market one can, by pointing and making hand gestures fill the stomach with all ...
... we got to the top it was pretty empty of people but there were still people within sight, so I started off towards the closed portion, making sure to walk fast and outpace everyone so that I could have the entire wall to myself. After some time, my goal had been achieved, I was the only one in sight, no one in front of me and I couldn't see the people behind me. I tried to take as many pictures as I could anytime I saw a cool looking ...
... where your hike starts. You will past
many towers and some built with different structure and appearances.
We will drive to Schoolhouse at Great Wall for overnight. Upon arrival, check
in room at Brickyard. ...
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