Hebi Travel Guide

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Hebi Facts

Chinese Name: 鹤壁市 (hè bì shì)
Population: 1,649,600
Area: 2,182 square kilometers (842 square miles)
Location: in the north of Henan Province, east-central China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Qibin, Shancheng, Heshan); 2 counties (Qixian, Junxian)
Area Code: 0392
Zip Code: 458000
GDP (2018): CNY 86.19 billion (USD 13.03 billion)

City at the Foot of Taihang Mountains

Hebi is located in northern Henan Province and sits on the foot Taihang Mountain. It is close to Anyang to the north, west and east and to Xinxiang to the west and south. Hebi has convenient transportation. The high speed train rides only take 30 minutes to Zhengzhou and 2.5 hours to Beijing, Wuhan, and Xi'an. It is 130 kilometers (81 miles) away from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport. For a Hebi travel, Junxian County and Qixian County of Hebi are two must-go places which are famous for places of interest and historic sites. Dagu Mountain with a great number of temples and Fuqiu Mountain highlighting the grottoes of the Qianfo Temple are most popular in Junxian County. Qixian County features fascinating natural scenery along the Qi River including the beautiful Jiguan Mountain, stone tower and waterfalls. Qi River Natural Taichi Diagram is a well-known attraction.

Hebi Attractions - Things to Do

 Mt. Yunmeng: Located southwest of Qixian, it is famous for beautiful mountain scenery and its ancient strategic culture.

 Mt. Dapi and Mt. Fuqiu: Located in Junxian, the two mountains stand face-to-face, famous for their Taoist temples and ancient architecture.

 Qi River Natural Taichi Diagram: Located northwest of the urban city, it is the biggest natural Taichi diagram in China. With many historical sites and beautiful river scenery, it has become one of the most popular tourist resorts in Hebi.

 Historical Sites: Ancient Great Wall Site of Warring States Period, Ancient Porcelain Kiln Site of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Ancient Coal Mine Site of the Song Dynasty

Other Scenic Spots: Lingshan Temple, Wulongdong National Forest Park, Sanxing Kangle Village

How to get to/around Hebi

The city has convenient transportation options. Jingguang (Beijing- Guangzhou) Railway, Jingzhu (Beijing- Zhuhai) Highway and other branch railways and national highways connect in the city, making it easy to get to most of China's other cities. Long distance buses run between Hebi and other provincial cities every day. City buses and rented cars offer visitors more convenience for getting around the city.

To get to Junxian, get to Anyang Railway Station, then catch a bus to Junxian.


Hebi belongs to the temperate monsoon zone with four distinct seasons. Windy and dry in spring; hot and wet in summer; cool in autumn; cold and misty in winter. 

Hebi Travel Tips

 History: Dating back to the Xia Dynasty (21st - 16th century BC), this region was just three individual states belonging to different kingdoms. It was not until the West Han Dynasty (206BC-24) when the two counties Qixian and Junxian as well as Dangyinxian (today's Hebi inner city) formed. Later dynasties witnessed the change of the three areas, and finally in 1957, Dangyinxian was changed into Hebi City. In 1986, two more counties, Qianxian and Junxian, were brought under the control of Hebi City.

 Physical Features: Mainly hills between Taihang Mountain and Northern China Plain

 Local Highlights: The city has two counties, Junxian and Qixian, which are respectively national and provincial historical and cultural city. Qi River, one of the unpolluted rivers in Northern China, traverses Hebi and brings beautiful scenery along the bank.

 Special Local Products:
Handicrafts: stone statues, embroidery, willow knitting, wooden and mud dolls, copied ancient pottery, and natural stone tea set
Foods: Junxian tofu and Fenpi (sheet jelly made of bean or potato starch), Qi River crustaceans

- Last updated on May. 06, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Hebi Travel
Asked by Kevin from USA | Dec. 18, 2012 14:34Reply
Flying in to Hebi, from the U.S.. Is there flights to this area? Thank You
Answers (1)
Answered by Jane | Dec. 18, 2012 19:59

There is no direct flights between the two places, so it is suggested to fly to Beijing first and then fly to Zhengzhou airport, where you can find long distance bus for the city you want to go.
Asked by masum from BANGLADESH | Dec. 12, 2012 08:08Reply
I want to know about the distance bwtween Beijing to Hebi.
Answers (1)
Answered by Glora | Dec. 13, 2012 02:44

The road distance is about 550km.
Asked by Bharat from INDIA | Jul. 25, 2012 06:15Reply
How i go hebi from shenzhen,so which is best way, by bus,by train,by Air
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Answered by Nina | Jul. 25, 2012 22:18

Hi, actually there is no direct transport between the two places. To take trains is suggested. You can take a train at Shenzhen Railway Station or Shenzhen West Railway Station to Xinyang or Zhengzhou first. Then you can take a direct train to the destination at Xinyang or Zhengzhou easily. By the way, only two trains are in service from Shenzhen to Xinyang or Shenzhen, at Shenzhen Railway Station and Shenzhen West Railway Station respectively. Therefore, I advise you book or purchase the ticket in advance.
The website may help.

Good Luck then!
Answered by Michelle | Jul. 25, 2012 23:20

I think the best way is to take the plane, which is fast and convenient.
The long distance bus will cost you more than 20 hours and so does the trains. However, there are many planes for Zhengzhou and cost you about 2 hours to reach Zhengzhou.
You need to take the plane from Shenzhen to Zhengzhou first and then take the airport shuttle bus to go there. There is only one bus for there everyday at 14:00, so you need to book the plane that can reach the airport before 14:00.
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