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Sledgehammer Rock (Bangchui Feng)

  • Geological Site

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's Review

A chairlift ride or a 35-minute hike leads from Pule Temple up through lovely hillside to this remarkable rock protrusion that spawned a local legend: if the rock should fall, so will the virility of local men. In fact, this unusual geological feature probably played a part in Emperor Kangxi choosing Chengde to establish his summer retreat.

Sight Information


Chengde, Hebei, 067000, China

Sight Details:

  • Y50, includes entrance to Pule Temple and Anyuan Temple
  • Daily 8–5

Published 02/08/2016


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