Map of Qinghuangdao City
Qinhuangdao - a good place for summer vacation
Located at the junction of northeastern and northern China, being an important influx of inland China into the sea, Qinhuangdao used to be an isolate island until the first Emperor Qin Shi Huang made his east inspection tour to here and explored this area. Presently, it has been an important port city and tourist destinations in China and attracts numerous tourists with its brilliant historical relics and passionate zest. The tourists who have been there concluded that the city is a fascinating summer resort, famous for the beautiful coast and attractions relevant to the Great Wall, because it is the eastern end of the Great Wall, made by the period of Qin Shi Huang. The tourist resources are the integration of historical relics and natural airs, such as the Laolongtou, Shanhaiguan Pass and several theme parks, and the first-class summer resort Beidaihe is also one of the four finest bird watching resorts in the world.
Qinhuangdao city is quickly developed, and has held the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with well- equipped sports and cultural facilities.
Location and Topography of Qinhuangdao
Qinhuangdao is located in the northeast of Shandong Province, about 300 kilometers east of Beijing, on the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea. It is surrounded by Bohai to the southeast and Yanshan Mountain to the north, with a total coastline of more than 120 kilometers. The advantageous geographical location provides the city with a lot of famous summer resorts such as Beidaihe Resort.
Climate of Qinhuangdao
The city has a warm, temperate, semi-humid monsoon climate. Strongly affected by the sea, Qinhuangdao's weather is moderate throughout the year. Spring is a dry season that seldom sees rain. Summers are warm but not sweltering. Autumns bring clear skies and cool, refreshing days. Winter days are long, but the proximity to the sea removes much of the harsh chill felt in other areas of the country. The annual average temperature is above 10 C (50 F). All of the year are the appropriate time to have your tour.
Transportation in Qinhuangdao
Railways in Qinhuangdao
Qinhuangdao has four railways stations: Qinhuangdao Railway Station, Beidaihe Railway Station, Shanhaiguan Railway Station and Changli Railway Station and the last three ones are inclined to be built for tourist purposes. The tourists can take the trains to all the major cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen and much more.
Highways in Qinhuangdao
In the central urban area (Haigang District) of Qinhuangdao, there are two major bus stations. In addition, there are important tourist bus stations in the Shanhaiguan and Beidaihe Districts which greatly facilitate visitors getting to and around the main scenic areas of the city.
Airways in Qinhuangdao
Qinhuangdao Airport, also known as Shanhaiguan Airport, has been well expanded for catering for the 2008 Olympic Games. It boasts the airlines to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian, Harbin, Heihe, Shijiazhuang, Chengdu, Xian and Hangzhou.
Waterways in Qinhuangdao
Qinhuangdao Port, first built in 1898, is a large and multi-functioned harbor, second only to the Port of Shanghai. It is located on the west side of Liaodong Bay of the Bohai Sea, having the largest automatic coal and crude petroleum, general cargo and container docks. In point of passenger transport, there are regular shipping routes to Dalian and Inchon (Korea).
Travel & Sightseeing in Qinhuangdao
Qinhuangdao has abundant tourist resources with beautiful coastal resort in North China and numerous historical and cultural heritage relics. It has been the top tourist destinations in China tour. The top scenic spots are Shanhaiguan Pass, the stunning summer holiday resort, Beidahe and Beidaihe Scenic Area, Laolongtou, Nandaihe Tourist Resort and Golden Coast Scenic Spot.
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Qinghuangdao and Its Vicinity Map
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