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Brief / profile
As a popular destination, Mulan Hunting Paddock is a rare natural grassland resort in Hebei Province covering an area of 2,324 square kilometers.

Location
This attraction is located in Weichang Manchu and Mongolian Autonomous County of Chengde City, Hebei Province.

Why got its this name
Function or value in the past
It used to be a royal hunting place and a summer retreat in the Qing Dynasty.

History
As an imperial hunting place in the Qing Dynasty, Mulan Paddock was built during the period under the reign of Emperor Kangxi. The Emperor Kangxi, Qianlong and Jiaqing had ever held hunting activities here in autumn, which gradually became a rule for the imperial family. By holding military maneuver, emperors aimed at enhancing the military quality of the imperial kinsmen and the Eight Banner nationalities as well as carrying out the conciliation policy to ethnic minorities. From Emperor Kangxi to Emperor Jiaqing, the imperial families went hunting there more than100 times.

Architecture / Structure / Each scenery.

It consists of mainly 3 sections: the Saihanba National Forest Park, the Yudaokou Grassland and Forest Scenic Zone, and the Hongsongwa National Nature Reserve. Mulan Hunting Paddock enjoys really gorgeous scenery. With vast forest and a wide expanse of grassland, it owns herds of cows and flocks of sheep haunting and grazing. During summer days, all kinds of flowers are in full blossom and birds giggling in the sky while in winter, the snow-covered ground can give you a much fresh experience in winter and everywhere is a white world. Due to the cool weather and picturesque scenery in summer, tourists can come here to escape the heat while it becomes an ideal place for skiing and hunting with rare animals and birds haunting in the forest during the winter days.

Present condition
At present, this paddock still maintains the original beauty and attracts millions of tourists every year.

Transportation.

During the summer peak time, you can take a bus at Dehui Gate and bound for Paddock County. In addition, visitors can catch a train and get off at the Siheyong Station. During winter days, renting a car or a jeep is also a good choice.

Admission fee.

The admission fee for Mulan Hunting Paddock is RMB 70 and RMB 30 for the Saihanba National Forest Park.

Note

Due to the dramatic drop in temperature at night, it would be favorable for you to bring more warm clothes. In summer, tourists still need to bring sunbonnets, UV-protected glasses, suntan lotion and walking boots.

 

 


   
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