Chengde is the choice for nature lovers who want to learn Chinese in China. It’s located just two hours from Beijing and although it was once home to the emperor’s summer escape, it is now very little known outside of China. Nestled in the mountains next to the Great Wall, Chengde is also home to a number of UNESCO heritage sites, including the Putuo temple, Imperial Summer Retreat and has a large amount of culture and history to be explored.
Chengde is full on China. No English, no foreigners, no international lifestyle, but excellent Mandarin, many curious locals and experiencing real Chinese culture first hand. Being fully immersed into a Chinese culture and language environment is both very rewarding, but can also be a challenge especially at first, so this is not for everyone. However our LTL Chengde team is 24/7 available to help you with whatever problems you might have, from cultural misunderstandings, language problems, or just wanting to know where the best local bars can be found.