Hebei - Qinhuangdao Hiking Tours

01: Qinhuangdao-Funing-Beiniuding-Liangjiawan
02: Shanhaiguan-Mt. Changshou-Jiumenkou-Shimenzhai
03: Nandaihe-Golden Coast-Emerald Island

As Qinhuangdao is a coastal city dotted with hills, there are  abundant hiking routes for visitors to challenge their physical  strength. You may choose to hike along the seashore and admire the  spectacular China Bohai Sea, or you may follow the comparatively  venturous hilly hiking routes and explore the wonders of the nature.  Below we offer you some suggested hiking routes belonging to the two types:

  A.      Hilly Hiking Route:
01: Qinhuangdao - Funing County - Beiniuding Scenic Area - Liangjiawan Village  The highlight of this journey is Beiniuding Scenic Area, where you  can see the ruins of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty  (1368-1644). Early in the morning start the journey from the urban  district. Then walk along No.102 National Highway directly to Funing  County. Beiniuding Scenic Area is a hilly area located in Daxinzhai  Town, in the northeast of Funing County. You may stay there for a  few hours and appreciate the beauty of the lake and old temples. The  ancient tower of the Great Wall can be seen on the top of the hill.  Afterwards, walk across Liangjiawan Valley to the Liangjiawan Village,  from where you can hire a car to return to Qinhuangdao City. 

02: Shanhaiguan Pass - Mt. Changshou - Jiumenkou - Shimenzhai Town
Shanhaiguan Pass
Firstly, take a bus or drive to the Shanhaiguan Pass Ancient Town. After visiting the ancient town, you follow the highway towards the northeast. After 9 kilometers' (5.6 miles) walk, you will reach Mount Changshou where you will have an opportunity to appreciate the Chinese calligraphy of many ancient poets and calligraphers. You may then take a short break before heading for the next destination-Jiumenkou Pass, which is also called 'the Great Wall above the water'. It was built in the Ming Dynasty, used to be flooded and was restored during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Moving on northward, and you will finally reach the Shimenzhai Town where you may end your trip and return to the urban area.

  B.      Seaside Hiking Route:

03: Nandaihe-Golden Coast-Emerald Island
If you like, your seaside hiking journey may start from the charming Nandaihe Beach. From there, you can walk along the shore to the southwest. After five minutes' walk, you will get to the Tianma Park. Continue walking while enjoying the sunlight by the sea. After another hour or so, you will arrive at the gorgeous Golden Coase. Keep on hiking to the south of the Golden Coast to the last destination of this route, the lovely Emerale Island, which is considered the "Pearl on the Golden Coase". Finally, you may hire a can and returen to your lodgins.
Hebei - Shijiazhuang
3-Day of Shijiazhuang-Mt. Cangyan-Mt. Qingliang-Mt. Tiangui
Although Shijiazhuang is a city situated on the North China plain, there are several mountains lying in the suburban area for you to hike. Here we suggest you travel to three mounts, Mount Cangyan, Mount Qingliang and Mount Tiangui successively. Make sure you are well equipped before hiking in the mountains.
Mt. Cangyan Scenic Area
On the first day, you can hire a car from Shijiazhuang urban area to Mount Cangyan Scenic Area. It may cost you around 100 RMB. Or if  you are familiar with the roads, you can drive along the Shijiangzhuang-Taiyuan Expressway and transfer to the Cangyan Road at Xiulin Town. The journey will take about four and a half hours. You may first have lunch there and start your hiking tour.Mount Cangyan Hotel is your best choice for an overnight stay. 

The second day, you can hire a car directly to Mount Qingliang. Here you may explore a new route to climb the mountain, where you can have a view of the solution cavity. You can spend a night at the Jingjing County Mining Area Hotel.

On the third day, you drive northeastward to Pingshan County where Mount Tiangui is located. As one of the famous peaks of Taihang Mountains, Mount Tiangui is very steep, thus it is very challenging to hike there. After finishing your hiking tour, you may catch the No. 802 or 862 back to Shijiazhuang North Bus Station. Or you may hire a car directly back to the Shijiazhuang urban area.
Hebei - Chengde
Chengde-Weichang Manchu & Mongolian Autonomous County

01: Mulan Pasture-Hongshan Junmachang-Wulanbutong Grassland
02: Mulan Pasture-Moon Lake-Yudaokou Scenic Area
03: Mulan Pasture-Korean Pine Marsh Natural Reserve

If you want to hike in Chengde, the Weichang Manchu and Mongolian Autonomous County is a good place to go. You may have heard of the famous attraction - the Mountain Resort and Outlying Temples of Chengde, but have you ever heard of the Mulan Pasture (Saihanba N ational Forest Park), Korean Pine Marsh Natural Reserve and the Moon Lake Protected Zone? All of them are situated at the junction area of North China plain and Mongolian Plateau, with an average altitude above 1,000 meters (3,281 feet). Would you like to have an exciting hike here? Below are routes that are highly recommended, just have a try! You should note that Weichang County is 120 kilometers (74.5 miles) away from downtown Chengde. Self-driving or hiring a car should be the best way to get there.

No. 1 Route: Mulan Pasture - Hongshan Junmachang - Wulanbutong Grassland
Mulan Pasture
With the entire length of 60 kilometers (37 miles), we suggest you spend a day for this journey.  Starting from Mulan Pasture, you walk along forest road, via Qixing (Seven-star) Lake, Taifeng Lake and Liao River, until you get to the Hongshan Junmachang. There you may take a short break and transfer to the road to the Wulanbutong Grassland. Generally, the state of roads is fine here. You can just walk while admiring the green grassland and the blue sky.

No. 2 Route: Mulan Pasture-Moon Lake-Yudaokou Scenic Area
The total length of this route is 50 kilometers (31 miles) and you may walk for a whole day. You start your journey from the Mulan Pasture and walk to the Moon Lake scenic area. Then go along the stony forest road till you get to the Yudaokou Scenic Area. You will be amazed at the beauty of the natural scenery. You may have a meal on the grassland, with flocks and herds wandering around you.

No. 3 Route: Mulan Pasture-Korean Pine Marsh Natural Reserve
Going through this 100-kilometer (62 miles) route, you are advised to prepare some supplies for a two-day trip. Starting from the Mulan Pasture, the first stop will be Shenlong Lake, where you can have a short break. Go ahead and you will come across thousands of wind power sets standing on the grassland. After that you will get to the headstream of the Liao River. Finally, you will reach the splendid Korean Pine Marsh Natural Reserve. You may stay there overnight and return the next day.
Questions & Answers
Asked by SAMIRTA | Oct. 27, 2011 06:02Reply
hi please mention histrocal and beutiful places in Shijiazhuang?how CAN GO THESE?
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Answered by Holmes | Oct. 27, 2011 06:35

Shijiazhuang is filled with grand historical relics as well as charming natural beauty. Longxing Temple, four pagodas and Zhaozhou Bridge are recommended to you to visit. You may check the following web for your reference: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/hebei/shijiazhuang/

Asked by Mr.Andrew from MALAYSIA | Nov. 05, 2010 04:25Reply
what's the best way to get from Beijing to Qinhuangdao? By train or by bus? How long is the journey and where does one take the train or bus from? How much does it cost? Are there reasonable hotels in Qinhuangdao?
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Answered by Mr.He | Nov. 07, 2010 20:07

There are many trains from Beijing to Qinhuangdao. The D-series train takes only about 2 hours and 15 minutes. The ticket is RMB93.
Asked by Ms.UYEN from VIET NAM | Jun. 17, 2010 02:07Reply
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Answered by Mr.Kuo | Jul. 25, 2010 23:02

first,you can fly to Beijing,then,go to SJZ by train or by air
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