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World Cultural Heritage: The Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde


15:36, July 10, 2013

Chengde Mountain Resort (CNTV)

Date of Inscription: 1994

World cultural heritage: The Mountain Resort, Chengde

Chinese name: Cheng De Bi Shu Shan Zhuang He Zhou Wei Si Miao

English name: The Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde

Approval date: December 1994

Heritage category: Cultural heritage

Selection criteria: Based on the standards C(II)(IV) for selecting cultural heritage, the Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples in Chengde were listed in the World Heritage List.

Assessment of the World Heritage Committee:

The Chengde Mountain Resort was the summer palace for the royal family of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in Hebei Province and was built between 1703 and 1792. It is a large architectural complex composed of many palaces and buildings for handling political affairs and holding ceremonies. It is also a very beautiful place where the temples and royal gardens of various styles and their surrounding lakes, pastures and forests are combined together delicately. In addition to the aesthetic value, a lot of rare historic relics of China's last feudal dynasty are also well preserved in the resort.

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