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Hebei Province

Hebei Province is Beijing's neighbour with many sites just round Beijing. Within the province, there are 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 1 site voted as the Most Beautiful Places in China and 5 Historical and Cultural Cities.

World Heritage Sites :
Most Beautiful Places :
Prefecture Level Cities :

Chengde Summer Palace and Temples

Location:
522km from Shijiazhuang City
221km from Beijing
Travel Information:
2.2 hours from Beijing City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Puning Temples

This Buddhist temple, built in 1755, was designed with both chinese and tibetan architectural styles.The front section of the temple has traditional Chinese temple architectural designs while the back section has Tibetan temple designs.

Chengde Summer Palace and Temples

Tibetan architectural within temple compound.

Chengde Summer Palace Park

The landscape in the park were modelled after the south China garden designs.

Chengde Summer Palace

Chengde is an historical city built around the mountain resort and temples used by the Qing emperors. The mountain resort was built over 100 years from 1704. It is cooling in summer and used as the summer palace for the Qing Dynasty Emperor to escape the heat. It was also the shelter for the Chinese Emperor in 1860 when Beijing was invaded by the western powers.

Chengde Summer Palace

The plains with the mongolian tents.

Changli Golden Beach

Location:
50km from Qinhuangdao City
Travel Information:
30mins from Qinhuangdo City
Honours:
Most Beautiful Coastlines in China

Changli Golden Beach

Sand dunes on the desert.

Changli Golden Beach

Desert meets the sea.

Shijiazhuang City

Location:
285km from Beijing
Travel Information:
1 hour 20mins from Beijing by high speed train
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City
Province Capital

Changle Gate

Zhengding county level city 15km from Shijiazhuang City.

Changle Gate

Cultural Street

Linji Temple

Hua Pagoda

Longxing Temple

Longxing Temple

Longxing Temple

Longxing Temple

Tianning Temple

Tianning Temple Lingxiao Pagoda

Kaiyuan Temple

Kaiyuan Temple

Kaiyuan Temple

Linji Temple

Lingji Temple Chengling Pagoda

Shijiazhuang Railway Station

Baoding City

Location:
km from Shijiazhuang City
150 km from Beijing
Travel Information:
0.5 hour from Shijiazhuang City
1 hour from Beijing by high speed train
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Baoding Bell Tower

Baoding Bell Tower

Ancient Lotus Flower Pond

Ancient Lotus Flower Pond

Ancient Lotus Flower Pond

Zhili Governor's Office Building

Zhili Governor's Office Building

Zhili Governor's Office Building

Dacige Temple

Dacige Temple

Baoding Xida Street

Baoding Cathedral

Qinhuangdao City

Location:
589km from Shijiazhuang City
288km from Beijing
Travel Information:
2 hours from Beijing City by high speed train
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Old Dragon Head Great Wall

This is the starting point of the Great Wall of China, the only section that reaches the sea.

Old Dragon Head Great Wall

The "pipes" along the Great Wall channels water to the "home" side.

Old Dragon Head Great Wall

The Great Wall viewed from the "enemy" side.

Beidaihe Beach

One of the better known beach in North China.

Shanhai Pass

This is one of the more strategic pass along the Great Wall.

Shanhai Pass

Statues of generals review the soldiers.

Qinhuangdao Railway Station

Handan City

Location:
181km from Shijiazhuang City
Travel Information:
2 hours from Shijiazhuang by train
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Guangfu Ancient City

City Wall

Inside the city

Inside the city

Hongji Bridge

A 1000years old bridge built across Fuyang River during the Sui Dynasty. It was in use till 2006.

Location: 2.6km from Guanfu Ancient City, Yongnian County, Handan City

Hongji Bridge

Fossils were found on the stones on the bridge.

Goddess Nuwa's Palace

Goddess Nuwa's Palace

Goddess Nuwa's Palace

Goddess Nuwa's Palace

Handan East Railway Station

Xingtai City

Location:
100km from Shijiazhuang City
430km from Beijing
Travel Information:
30mins from Shijiazhuang by fast train
2 hours from Beijing by fast train

Qingfeng Tower

Shopping Street

Modern shopping street with Ming dynasty era architectural design across Qingfeng Tower .

Dahuo Spring Park

Dahuo Spring Park

Dahuo Spring Park

Kaiyuan Temple

The temple was first built during the Tang Dynasty

A National historical and cultural site
Category: Ancient Building
Period: Ming Dynasty

Kaiyuan Temple

Tang dynasty bell in temple ground.

Xingtai Kaiyuan Temple Park

A park outside Kaiyuan Temple.

Cangzhou City

Location:
km from Shijiazhuang City
km from Beijing
Travel Information:
hours from Shijiazhuang by fast train
hours from Beijing by fast train
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Cangzhou Iron Lion

Cangzhou Qingfeng Tower

Cangzhou Nanhu Park

Cangzhou Nanhu Park

Cangzhou Deiba Si Mosque

Cangzhou Deiba Si Mosque

Cangzhou Deiba Si Mosque

Cangzhou Shicheng Park

Cangzhou Sports Stadium

Cangzhou Grand Canal

Cangzhou Grand Canal

Cangzhou Grand Canal

Cangzhou Grand Canal

Cangzhou West Railway Station

Langfang City

Location:
km from Shijiazhuang City
km from Beijing
Travel Information:
hours from Shijiazhuang by fast train
hours from Beijing by fast train

Langfang Tianzhi Hotel

Hotel is in Sanhe City 1 hour by bus from Beijing.

Chengde City

Location:
522km from Shijiazhuang City
252km from Beijing
Travel Information:
10 hours from Shijiazhuang by fast train
4.5 hours from Beijing by fast train
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Chengde City

Chengde city lies within a mountainous area.

Tangshan City

Location:
449km northeast of Shijiazhuang City
206km northeast of Beijing
Travel Information:
1 hour 20mins from Beijing by high speed train
Honours:

Dacheng Mountain Park

Tangshan Earthquake Memorial

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