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Chengde (承德) – Summer Mountain Resort (避暑山庄) Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Culture

The highlight of Chengde is without a doubt the Summer Mountain Resort. This massive complex features four main areas: the palace, the lake, the plains, and the mountains. Built during the Qing Dynasty, it served as a summer retreat for the Emperor and his family, who would escape the brutal heat of Beijing to hunt, relax, and hold meetings with visitors. This UNESCO World Heritage Site makes for a great trip out of the capital for common folks as well!

避暑山庄 – bì shǔ shān zhuāng

Summer Mountain Resort

 

很难吃但是很好吃 – hěn nán chī dàn shì hěn hǎo chī

It’s very difficult to eat, but very delicious.

 

宫殿区 – gōng diàn qū

Palace Area

 

湖泊区 – hú bó qū

Lake Area

 

平原区 – píng yuán qū

Plain Area

 

文津阁 – wén jīn gé

Wenjin Hall

 

蒙古包 – méng gǔ bāo

yurt

 

山峦区 – shān luán qū

Mountain Area

 

少数民族 – shǎo shù mín zú

ethnic minorities

 

比如蒙古人或者藏人 – bǐ rú méng gǔ rén huò zhě zàng rén

For example, Mongolians or Tibetans.

 

六和塔 – liù hé tǎ

Pagoda of Six Harmonies

 

这些小狗真可爱! – zhè xiē xiǎo gǒu zhēn kě’ài!

These puppies are really cute!

 

他们在睡觉 – tā men zài shuì jiào

They’re sleeping.

 

她们穿着中国传统的衣服 – tā men chuān zhe zhōng guó chuán tǒng de yī fú

They’re wearing traditional Chinese clothing.

 

这里是好地方来跳舞 – zhè lǐ shì hǎo dì fāng lái tiào wǔ

This is a good place to come and dance.

 

大清华饺子 – dà qīng huá jiǎo zi

Great Qinghua Dumplings

 

鸭肉炒粉丝 – yā ròu chǎo fěn sī

stir-fried glass noodles with duck meat

 

很多饺子 – hěn duō jiǎo zi

a lot of dumplings

 

和干锅土豆片 – hé gān guō tǔ dòu piàn

and a dry hot pot with potato

 

人民喜欢来这里放风筝 – rén mín xǐ huan lái zhè lǐ fàng fēng zhēng

People like to come here to fly a kite.

 

清真寺 – qīng zhēn sì

mosque

 

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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