Mulan Paddock and its moving legends


Mulan Paddock, a royal hunting ground in the Qing Dynasty, is located in Weichang Manchu and Mongol Autonomous County, northeast Hebei Province (Chengde City). It borders the grasslands of Inner Mongolia and has been a place of abundant water and grass and abundant animal reproduction since ancient times. "Mulan" is a Manchu phrase, which means "hunting deers". It is a unique hunting method during the autumn hunting season. "Mulan Paddock" means "the ground to hunt deers".

In 1681, Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty opened a hunting ground of more than 10,000 square kilometers here to train his army. In the first half of the Qing Dynasty, the emperor led the princes, ministers, and elite soldiers of the Eight Banners to come here every year for autumn hunts, known as "Mulan Autumn Hunting". From Emperor Kangxi to Emperor Jiaqing, the Qing Dynasty held 105 autumn hunting events here for more than 140 years, leaving historical relics such as Liangbintai (a command post in ancient Chinese military), Jiangjun Paozi (the General Lake), twelve joint camps, the North Grotto Temple, Qianlong Yihu Cave, Cuihua Palace, and Kouken Tomb, as well as many beautiful and moving legends.

Address: Weichang Manchu and Mongol Autonomous County, Chengde, Hebei Province