Introduction to Shangdu (上都)
The layout of the capital is roughly square shaped that consists of an "outer city", and an "inner city" in the southeast of the capital which has also roughly a square layout with sides about 1,400 m, and the palace, where Kublai Khan stayed in summer. The palace has sides of roughly 550 m, covering an area of around 40% the size of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The most visible modern-day remnants are the earthen walls though there is also a ground-level, circular brick platform in the centre of the inner enclosure.
Shangdong Town, Xilinguole City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
the Imperial Palace, the Royal Residence, the Outer City
Admission: 30 Yuan
1. Take a train from Hohhot to Zhenglan Banner Station and then charter a car (about CNY 150 for a round trip) to get there.
1. Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.
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