Friday, August 31, 2007

Chengde Mountain Resort - Part III

The lake zone to the north of the palace area is the scenic center of the mountain resort. From Zhijingyun Causeway, visitors can reach the three isles in the lake, namely Huanbi Islet in the west, Yuesejiangsheng (Moonlit River) in the east and Ruyi Isle in the north. The plain zone is covered by ancient towering pine trees and green lawns, where the emperors of Qing Dynasty held picnics to entertain Mongolian noblemen, and watched fireworks, horserace and wrestling.

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