Qinhuangdao Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 秦皇岛 (qín huáng dǎo)
Area: Land Area: 7,802 square kilometers (3,012 square miles); Sea Area: 1,805 square kilometers (697 square miles)
Location: in the northeast of Hebei Province, north China
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Haigang, Beidaihe, Shanhaiguan, Funing); 2 counties (Changli, Lulong); 1 autonomous county (Qinglong Man); Qinhuangdao Economic and Technological Development Zone; Beidaihe New District
Area Code: 0335
Zip Code: 066000
GDP (2019): CNY 161.202 billion (USD 23.366 billion)
Back Garden of Beijing and Tianjin
If comparing the Great Wall to a dragon then Qinhuangdao is located at the head facing the sea. This wonderful summer resort is laurelled as the back garden of Beijing and Tianjin, boasting a beautiful coastline and perfect ecological environment. Qinhuangdao is a time-honored city named after the first emperor in Chinese history Qin Shi Huang who once made his east inspection tour to this place and sent people to the sea to look for immortals. The city has rich tourism resources varying from unique and diverse landscapes to waterfalls, springs, and numerous wildlife and plant resources. There are many cultural relics and historic sites dotted in the city such as the Great Wall. In addition to Shanhaiguan Pass, the city also features a leisurely summer resort, Beidaihe sun-kissed beaches, where you can enjoy coastal scenes and water activities. It is also an important harbor city in North China with the time-honored Port of Qinhuangdao and a new rising industrial city.
Famous for the beautiful coast and attractions relevant to the Great Wall, Qinhuangdao is a hot tourist city laden with history and endowed with refreshing air. Tourist resources are paralleled in two concentrated lines. In the coastal region, there are Laolongtou, Shanhaiguan Pass, Xin'ao Marine World and several theme parks. While most spots related to the Great Wall scatters around the hilly area in central and northern area of the city, such as the Longevity Mountain, Jiaoshan Hill (Hornberg Hill) and Yansai Lake. The first-class summer resort Beidaihe is also one of the four finest bird watching resorts in the world.
This passionate city is well equipped with sports and cultural facilities. Today, Qinhuangdao is striving to be a green, harmonious, vigorous and charming arena of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games. There are well developed service facilities, good urban infrastructure and convenient traffic that greatly promote the further development of the city.
From Jiaoshan to Shanhaiguan Railway Station, you can take Special Bus Line 5. The operating hours of this bus line are from 08:20 to 16:30. The ticket fare is CNY2 per person.