Chinese Name: 河北 (hé běi)
Area: 188,800 square kilometers (72,896 square miles)
Location: in the north of China
Administrative Division: 11 cities (Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, Qinhuangdao, Handan, Xingtai, Baoding, Zhangjiakou, Chengde, Canqgzhou, Langfang, Hengshui)
GDP (2019): CNY 3510.45 billion (USD 508.83 billion)
Hebei is located in the north of China with Shijiazhuang as capital. It encircles Beijing and borders with Tianjin and Bohai Sea to the east, Shandong and Henan to the southeast and south, Shanxi to the west and Inner Mongolia to the northwest and Liaoning to the northeast. Hebei shows various landscapes from plateaus to mountains, hills, plains, lakes and sea. Its 5,000-year history adds more charm to this city and many historical relics including the royal resort and the Great Wall are preserved, such as the Mountain Resort of Chengde, Eight Outer Temples and Shanhaiguan Pass. Up to now, there are more than 400 scenic spots in the province. Visitor can also have a glimpse of martial arts and acrobatics performances in Cangzhou and Wuqiao. Convenient transportation has promoted the Hebei tourism, too. At present, 15 railways pass through Hebei, among which the Beijing-Kowloon Railway connects Hong Kong, Macao and Hebei together. Visitors can take a flight to Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport and Tianjin Binhai International Airport and then take a shuttle bus to Hebei.
Since December 28th, 2017, the 144-hour visa-free transit has been implemented in Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport and Qinhuangdao Port.
When to Go
Hebei is also known for its moderate climate. The four seasons are felt and enjoyed. In spring it is arid and windy, hot and rainy in summer, balmy and fine in autumn and dry and cold in winter. The annual rainfall averages between 300 - 800 millimeters and its corresponding temperature ranges from 0
C to 13
C. So the best time to travel to there is during autumn, when you can enjoy the clear and crisp climate.
|First Pass Under Heaven, Shanhaiguan
|Mountain Resort, Chengde
What to See
The visitor to the province has the unequalled opportunity to view many relics that can be found in this beautiful province. The very famous Mountain Resort of Chengde
used to be the largest royal summer resort of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Outside the surrounding wall of the Mountain Resort, the visitor will find a display of several brilliant and glistening temples. They are called 'Eight Outer Temples
' and are the largest imperial temples in all of China. The Mulan Paddock in Hebei Province was used as the hunting place for the emperors of the Qing Dynasty. At the present time, it is one of the few natural grassland
resorts and a very popular destination for those visitors who are after a bit of fresh air and peaceful countryside. Shanhaiguan Pass
, also called 'The First Pass Under Heaven', is the easternmost end of the Great Wall, which winds its way through the north of the province. All these beautiful highlights will make the tourist feel excited about the scenery, history and natural beauty which is in the Hebei Province.
|Puning Temple, Chengde
|Putuo Zongcheng Temple, Chengde
In the tour to Hebei Province, tourists can not only have a long look at all the historical relics, but they also see all the beautiful natural landscapes that you can only dream of. In summer, tourists can enjoy the sunshine, beaches, and all the fresh air that blows in from the Bohai Gulf in the Beidaihe and Nandaihe Scenic Spots; In spring tourists can ride on the vast and magnificent grassland; In autumn, they can explore the fascinating Yesanpo Scenic Area in Baoding City. And in winter, another spectacular destination in Baoding City is the Baiyang Lake. The Baiyang Lake will be a very special attraction, because tourists can see very unique scenery of reeds and snows.
Besides, do not miss the Wuqiao Acrobatics World
, located at Wuqiao county, Cangzhou city. Wuqiao county has first bred Chinese acrobatics. The Acrobatics World in Wuqiao is known as the only acrobatics themed park in the world where you can see various acrobatics performed by people and even animals. Here you also learn the old long history in acrobatics museum. It is a wonderful place that won't let you down. China Tour Packages
- Last updated on Jun. 21, 2022 -