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We met Claire, our Chinese guide, at 8am to catch the bus to the Summer Palace. It was only a short bus ride away and cost ¥1 (10p) For a journey anywhere. The Summer Palace visit was especially interesting for me as it's something I've read a great deal about. It would be a fantastic place to bring my Chinese history students. Once inside it was easy to see why ...
... colours of the surroundings.
Following this I chanced upon a floral display at the foot of the hills
In the final part of my adventure in this sprawling resort, I visited the gardens at the far east.
Here are two shots of the sunset seen from my room. ...
... of the Qing Dynasty as well as a walk through of the 12 emperors of the Qing Dynasty.
I am always curious about the gardens within the palace compounds. They offer solace to the people weary from all the court disputes, the battles and politics within the palace.
... br> From there we took a cab (20RMB) to visit a few of the 8 outer temples of the city. Traveling along the river, the cab driver dropped me off at the mini Potula Palace (cos this temple resembled the Potula Palace in Tibet)
... cabbage, preserved radish, long bean, and cucumber), and steamed bread (bao-si… unstuffed). The server also dropped a pitcher of hot milk (soy milk, maybe?) which we drank as we ate.
Knowing the Summer Mountain Resort was a short walk away and that it was open until 6pm, we took our time getting ready and walking over. Chengde is easily 5-10 degrees cooler than Beijing and with a LOT less pollution...coupled with the fact that fall is ...