Wednesday, July 1, 2009

UNESCO in China ~ Chengde Mountain Resort

The Chengde Mountain Resort was the summer residence of the Qing (1644-1911) emperors and imperial families. Covering an area of 5.64 square kilometers, the resort is the largest intact imperial garden in China.

The construction of the resort began in 1703, and was completed 90 years later. There are some 130 structures in different styles in the resort. Scattered to the east and north of the Mountain Resort are many magnificent and spectacular temples in different styles.

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