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Qinhuangdao & Beidaihe

Day 1 Beijing - Beidaihe
Beidaihe seashore, Hebei Province
Beidaihe is regarded as the Eden on the earth for its varied environment, the seashore, and the scenic spots with different styles. You may take a morning train from Beijing Railway Station to Beidaihe. There is a special tourist train Y509 leaving Beijing at 07:50 and arriving Beidaihe at 10:44. The ticket charge is CNY41.5 for a hard seat and CNY63.5 for a soft seat. There are also bullet trains running from Beijing to Beidaihe taking about 2 hours, but the ticket is CNY 81.5 for the second class seat and CNY 97.5 for the first class seat. We suggest you book the hotel in advance, since all hotel rooms are always in great demand during high season.

Upon arrival at Beidaihe railway station, you may take bus No. 5 and get off at Binhai stop. There you can walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery and seashore. Afterwards, take bus No. 5 or 21 to Lianfengshan Park, a mini forest park. It was first built in 1898 and used to be the royal summer resort in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). Standing at the pavilion on the peak of Lianfeng Hill, you can enjoy a panorama of the romantic seashore. The admission fee is CNY30 per person. 
Day 2 Beidaihe
Get up early in the morning to visit the Dove Nest Park, which is the best place to enjoy the spectacular sunrise and various kinds of birds. The park is open from 03:00 to 18:00 between May and September, and from 08:00 to 18:00 between October and April next. The admission fee is CNY20 per person. If you are an animal lover, you can walk westward along the Gechi Road in front of the park and turn right to the Binhai Avenue to take a bus No. 34 for 3 stops to Wild Animal Zoo. Afterwards, take a bus No.34 for 7 stops to Haibin Bus Station and walk to the Tiger Stone Park. In travel high seasons, travelers from all over the world gather here to swim and frolic in the sea, or enjoy the sun bathing. This park is open from 06:00 to 22:00 and the admission fee is CNY15 per person.
Day 3 Beidaihe
Vegetable growing area
In the morning, take a taxi to the tourist dock to catch the Changcheng sightseeing cruise to the Bohai Sea. Then take taxi to Jifa Agriculture Sightseeing Garden. Here, you will see the longest gourd in the world, super big pumpkins, thousands of rare flowers, vegetable planting without soil, tropical plants, butterflies, and many lovely animals. For the adventurous, you can experience the exciting rides in the garden. The suggested visiting time is 2 hours, and the admission fee is CNY20 per person.
Day 4 Nandaihe
Today we suggest that you visit Nandaihe. Take bus No. 22 from Beidaihe railway station for 13 stops and get off at Nandaihe Hospital, walk in the direction of the seashore for about 15 minutes. Just enjoy a leisurely day on the beach or experience the exciting rides in the Merry Land on the Sea. In the afternoon, you may take a taxi to the nearby Xianluo Island Entertainment Center.
Day 5 Nandaihe - Beijing
Shanhaiguan Pass
There are no facilities for international departure in Qinhuangdao city, where both Beidaihe and Nandaihe are located, so you have to get back to Beijing for the flight back home. Beijing international airport has flights connecting many international destinations, such as New York in US, London in UK, Vancouver in Canada, Melbourne in Australia, Paris in France, Milan in Italy, and Singapore.

If you plan to extend your trip, you may visit the Shanhaiguan Great Wall which is not far from Beidaihe. Take bus No. 34 to Sidaoqiao stop, and then change bus No. 25 to Shanhaiguan Great Wall. You can also get off at Laolongtou on the way to Shanhaiguan. The transfer takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
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