Qinhuangdao Attractions - Things to Do
Qinhuangdao, a beautiful coastal resort in North China, has a great reputation for the perfect, natural, all-weather Port of Qinhuangdao, distinguished and historical Shanhaiguan Pass and the ever stunning summer holiday resort, Beidaihe. It has abundant tourist resources, including forests, rivers, lakes, springs, beaches, harbors, temples,gardens, villas, and ancient passes through its mountains. However, the Great Wall and the seashore must be the first temptations for most visitors to that city.
Along the seashore, stretching from the northeast to the southwest, there are five popular tourist zones: Shanhaiguan District, Haigang District (Harbor District), Beidaihe Scenic Area, Nandaihe Tourist Resort and the Golden Coast.
Top Things to Do in Shanhaiguan District
The most renowned scenic area in this district is Shanghaiguan Great Wall, one of the three most important passes of the Great Wall. Built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it protected the then northern frontier for nearly three hundred years. The famous “ First Pass under Heaven” is its east gate. Inside the pass, it used to be a properous town with temples, shops, and folk houses etc, some of which can still be seen today.
|Laolongtou, Wall Like A Dragon's Head|
Another famous site of this district is Laolongtou (Old Dragon’s Head). Partially built in Bohai Sea, it has been considered as the east end of Great Wall.
1.2 miles (2 kilometres) west of Laolongtou, Ledao (Shanhaiguan Happy Ocean Park) has the largest shark aquarium in China and the largest diving club in North China. In addition, carnival activities are held at various times.
Longevity Mountain, around 5.6 miles (9 kilometres) northeast of the Shanhaiguan District, is an ideal destination combining natural scenery and human landscape. Attractions in the scenic area, such as Stone Gate, Fairy Cave, Heaven of Peace and Happiness, Grottoes of Highly Skilled Doctors, and Xuanyang Ancient Cave, fascinate many tourists.
Top Things to Do in Haigang District
Qinhuangdao is the only city in China named after the title of an emperor. Qinhuang refers to the Emperor Qin Shi Huang of the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), the first emperor in Chinese history. The Tang River estuary, where the emperor searched for the Xi'an (Chinese "Immortals", who attained their immortal status by favor with the gods and possessed magical skills), is also a famous attraction in Qinhuangdao. It is recorded in 215 BC, during an imperial visit to Jieshi, both to the city proper and Changli County, that Qin Shi Huang made a grand obeisance to the sea. After that he sent two groups of people into the sea to look for the "Immortals" and beg for certain elixirs. At the site of his obeisance, he built a large viewing area with a sculpture of himself, standing at the seaside. This area neighbors present-day Dongshan Bath, a fascinating place for bathing in the sea and sun-bathing. For people who love sea-life in general, Xin'ao Marine World is undoubtedly a perfect choice.
Nandaihe Tourist Resort
Golden Coast Scenic Spot
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If you travel by bullet train, duration is about 2.5 hours, counting another 40 minutes on the city bus. Yes, you can go back to eijing the same day. But you need to depart early in the morning and return late. The earlies train is at 06;58 and the last one back is at 20:58.
For a budget visit (second class seat on a D train, a budget hotel, regular meals, admission fee) for two days, you need about CNY 650-700. If for only one day, you may need CNY 350-400.
I'd like to know how to reach this place by bus from Qinhuangdao Kaifaqu!
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