Qinhuangdao in brief
Situated at the foot of Yanshan Mountain, facing the Bohai Sea, Qinhuangdao is famous for its ice-free harbour, the summer resort Beidaihe and the First Pass Under Heaven.Qinhuangdao was approved by the State Council in April 1984 as one of the 14 coastal cities that were opened furth to the outside world. The spring wind of reform and opening changes Qinhuangdao day after day, attracking attentio
Built in 1381 in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Shanhaiguan is a town situated in the northeast of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. It adjoins the Bohai Sea to the southeast and the Yanshan Mountain to the northwest. The city wall of Shanhaiguan is still well-preserved. While the Shanhaiguan Pass is now the main entrance to the town, in the Ming Dynasty the area to the north of S
Qinhuangdao Shanhaiguan Airport is about 13 km from downtown and there are flights to and from Shanghai, Nanjing, Dalian, Yantai, Taiyuan and Shijiazhuang weekly.
There are four main railway stations in Qinhuangdao°™Qinhuangdao Railway Station, Shanhaiguan Railway Station, Beidaihe Railway Station and Changli Railway Station. The four railway stations nearly c
Served in both Chinese and Western restaurants, this main dish is made from local Beidaihe prawns, served in a scrumptious dressing and usually accompanied by a soup.
Changcheng Bolo Bing
A type of cake made from flour, starch, the leaves of the Bolo tree and a variety of other fillings. It was first cooked in war time by Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) s
In Qinhuangdao, pearls of highly variable quality are used to make a variety of interesting products, including pottery, necklaces and bracelets. Do not expect everything to be genuine, bargain hard, and be suspicious if bargaining works too well.
In Shanhaiguan, you will also find pearl products, and various local handicrafts. The street market on Nan Dajie is worth checking out, as is t
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