Map of Hebei Province, China
With Shijiazhuang as its capital, Hebei province is located in the north of China. Occupying a total area of 190,000 square kilometers, it holds a vibrant population estimated to be at 67,440,000. Hebei enjoys a long and proud history which can be traced back to the spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC). Therefore, the tourists to Hebei have the unequalled opportunity to view many relics that can be found in this beautiful province. Notable cities include Baoding, Cangzhou, Handan, Hengshui, Langfang and Xingtai.
Location of Hebei
Hebei completely surrounds Beijing and Tianjin municipalities. It borders Liaoning to the northeast, Inner Mongolia to the north, Shanxi to the west, Henan to the south, and Shandong to the southeast.
With Mt. Taihang, Mt. Yanshan, and Bashang Plateau on the west, north and northwest of the province, its terrain descends from northwest to southeast, intersected by basins and hills. Hebei borders Bohai Sea on the east, and the Hai He watershed and Luanhe watershed cover the central, southern and northeastern province. The biggest lake is Baiyangdian, located in Anxin County.
Climate of Hebei
Hebei enjoys the four distinct seasons with arid and windy spring, hot and rainy summer, balmy and fine autumn and dry and cold winter. The annual rainfall averages between 300-800 millimeters and the corresponding temperature ranges from 0? to 13?. So the best time to travel is supposed to be autumn enjoying it's clear and crisp climate.
Transportation in Hebei
Railways in Hebei
There are eight main stems railways in Hebei, Beijing-Guangzhou, Beijing-Kowloon, Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Baotou, Beijing-Harbin, Beijing-Chengde, Beijing-Yuanping, and Beijing-Tongliao which run through Hebei province and are joined by several branch lines like Datong-Qinhuangdao, and Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan railways.
Highways in Hebei
Nearly 20 national highways run through Hebei, connecting it with all major cities in China conveniently. Express highways like Beijing-Zhuhai, Beijing-Shijiazhuang, Beijing-Shenyang, Beijing-Shanghai, Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan and Xuanhua-Datong all pass through Hebei.
Airways in Hebei
Shijiazhuang Airport is an international air harbor; Flight courses from Shijiazhuang can reach Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and over 20 cities of China as well as the destinations in CIS.
Waterways in Hebei
Hebei has a convenient water transportation system. Qinhuangdao, Huanghua, and Jiangtang are major export sea ports, of which Qinhuangdao is the second largest export sea port in China, with an annual throughput close to a hundred million tons.
Travel & Sightseeing in Hebei
Hebei has brilliant tourism resources, with not only the rich historical relics but also the unique natural landscapes. The most famous Mountain Resort of Chengde used to be the largest royal summer resort of Qing Dynasty, and the tourists can also find a display of several gorgeous and glistening temples, called "Eight Outer Temples". The Mulan Paddock used to be the hunting place for the emperors and presently the most popular destination for its huge natural grassland and fresh air. Shanhaiguan,Pass is the easternmost end of the Great Wall. In Beidaihe, tourists can enjoy the sunshine, beaches, an all the fresh air.
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Map of Hebei Province
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