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Chengde Mountain Resort, also known as "Chengde Palace" or "River River Palace" is the place where the emperors of the Qing Dynasty took summer vacations and handled government affairs. The
summer resort was built in 1703. It was completed in the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong dynasties and took 89 years to complete. The Summer Resort is based on the simple and elegant mountain villages. It takes the natural beauty of the landscape and absorbs the scenery of the south of the Yangtze River. It has become the largest ancient imperial palace in China.
The summer resort is divided into four parts: palace area, lake area, plain area and mountainous area. The whole mountain is rich in water in the southeast and mountainous in the northwest. It is the epitome of China's natural landform and the highest example of Chinese classical garden.
The overall structure of the lake area is composed of mountains and waters, water around the island, and the layout of Chinese traditional gardening techniques to form the composition of the fairy world in Chinese mythology. Many groups of buildings are cleverly constructed on the islands, embankments and water surfaces, showing a view of the water town. Most of the scenic buildings in the lake area are modeled after the famous scenic spots in the south of the Yangtze River.
[The Moonlight River Sound of Hebei Summer Resort]
Kangxi Emperor nominated for the Moonlight Jiangsheng, which is from the "Chibi Fu" before and after Su Shi, there are sun and moon, water, green trees, why take such a poetic night scene What about the name? It is said that whenever the night comes, the bright moonlight, the calm lake, this time only the lake pats the embankment and makes a pleasant sound, this is the reason.
[Changyou Temple of the Summer Resort]
The ancient building houses have many small animals with different shapes. These animals are all elaborate when they are built. They have their own names and they have professional nouns. It is called the ridged beast, the horned beast, etc. The number of sacred beasts is strictly controlled in the hierarchical feudal society. It is said that the palace of the emperor can have ten beasts.
Do you have any research on these beasts?
Chengde Tourism has a famous slogan: "You Chengde, the choice of the emperor", and the most famous attraction of You Chengde is the "Summer Resort". The Summer Resort is the largest existing royal garden in China. It used to be the summer resort of the Qing Dynasty. Now it has become China's world-famous art treasure house and tourist attraction.
There are four major gardens in China: Hanzheng Park, Lingering Garden, Summer Palace and Summer Resort. Among them, the Summer Resort is the largest area. In the summer resort, the area is equivalent to twice the Summer Palace. At first, the Summer Resort was only one of the more than 20 palaces built by the Qing Dynasty for hunting. Because there are hot river springs, the hot springs spewed out from the ground and gathered into a meandering river, which would not freeze even during the severe winter season. Ice, because it is also known as the "Hot River Palace."
At the earliest, Emperor Kangxi took a fancy to this place, because the mountainous area of this mountainous area is cascading and lush, especially in the summer season, so it will take place in the eighty-nine years of Emperor Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. It has become a huge out of palace. Emperor Kangxi liked it very much. Not only did he personally inscribe the plaque of Summer Mountain Villa, but he also personally named Thirty-six Scenes in the villa.
Construction of the resort began in 1703 and took 89 years to complete, spanning the reigns of the Qing emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong. This was the second political center apart from Beijing during the Qing dynasty. The mountain resort is divided into four major areas. On the south side are the palace and lake areas, and on the north side are the mountain and grassland areas. The palace and lake areas house the essence of the mountain resort. The lake area contains many examples of architecture from China’s Jiangnan region just south of the Yangtze River. These are a result of the love the emperors Kangxi and Qianlong had for the Jiangnan scenery.