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Situated in the northeast of Hebei Province and bordered by Bohai Sea to the south, Qinhuang Island is an important port for foreign trade in north China. It is 483 kilometers from Shijiazhuang in the southeast, 280 kilometers from Beijing in the west and is 220 kilometers from Tianjin. It covers an area of 7,813 square kilometers and has a population of 2.86 million.

Qinhuangdao is an aged city with a long and rich history. It has a story in its name. In 215 BC, the first emperor of China, Emperor Qin went eastward. When he got here, he sent someone to go to the sea and search for immortals. Then the city got its name "Qinhuangdao", in which "huang" means emperor and "dao" refers to island. And thus it became the only city named after the title of an emperor.

It has abundant tourist resources including a section of the Great Wall, beaches. The most important costal attractions are distributed along the sea. Among them, there are the ideal summer resort-Beidaihe and Shanhaiguan Pass which is regarded as the "first pass of the world".

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Laolongtou (Old Dragon Head) is a national tourist attraction which is situated four kilometers south of Shanhaiguan Pass. This is where China s Great Wall meets the sea, and is the city s most important attraction. Laolongtou stretches 23 meters into the sea; ...Read More
Beidaihe Scenic Spot, located in the southwest of Qinhuangdao city, Hebei province, is one of the most visited summer resorts in China. Thousands of tourists swarm into this area to enjoy the beaches, ocean, moderate weather and wonderful environment. Along ...Read More
The 52.1-kilometre-long Golden beach is located southwest of the Beidaihe area. Its fine sand and shallow, calm, clear water make it a great place for swimming. West of the Golden Beach, sand dunes stretch 40 kilometers against a green belt of woodland. Some ...Read More

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by Sharmistha 2011-05-23
Jiayuguan Fort / Jiayuguan Great Wall Jiayuguan or Jiayu Pass is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China, near the city of Jiayuguan in Gansu province. It has also been called "Jiayuguan Pass"; however, this form is tautological since "guan" means "pass" in Chinese. Along with Juyongguan and Shanhaiguan, it is one of the main passes of the ...
by Batyah 2011-05-23
Ticket The tablet ticket of the dawn: 3 yuan. Traffic Old station take until China and Pakistan of Shitang direct from Wenling, less than 1 hour such as drive, the money of car is 6 yuan Introduce Shitang town lie in the intersection of Wenling and the intersection of city and the intersection of southeast and coastal cape, from the north to loose pieces of ...
by Monica 2011-05-20
On April 16, the commencement ceremony for the first residential housing project undertaken by MCC Hi-Tech Engineering Co., Ltd. (MCC Hi-Tech), an MCC company, took place in the Liuhe Valley in Lulong County and Daxin Town in Funing County, both counties in Qinhuangdao City, respectively. The ceremony was attended by Wang Santang, Secretary of the Qinhuangda...