Bishu Shanzhuang (Bìshǔ shānzhuāng 避暑山庄)

Philippe FORÊT

From 1703 to 1820, the Qing dynasty (1644–1912) had its summer capital in the city of Chengde, north of the Great Wall. Twice as big as the Yuanming Yuan summer palace of Beijing, Bishu Shanzhuang (Mountain Resort to Flee Summer Heat) of Chengde is today China’s largest imperial park.

The imperial residence of Bishu Shanzhuang lies between the Chengde and the Waiba Miao temples (Eight Outlying temples) in a small basin crossed….

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