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Hebei | Travel Guide to Hebei, China

Hebei Holiday Guide

Meaning ‘north of the river’, Hebei is conveniently situated at the northern end of the Yellow River surrounded by Beijing and Tianjin. It is a province of historical value with the Great Wall of China slicing through its northern reaches and natural spectacles with lakes and scenic areas dotting the landscape.

Hebei’s attractions are defined by the season. Spring brings the wind but is a great time to explore the magnificent grasslands while it’s not too hot or raining while enjoying the Yesanpo Scenic area. During summer the beaches are the place to be with the Bohai Gulf and Beidaihe scenic areas to enjoy. Autumn brings pleasant climate.

Hebei

* In 2005, Chinese archaeologists unearthed what is being called the Chinese equivalent of Italy's Pompeii. The find in question, located near Liumengchun Village (柳孟春村) in Cang County in east central Hebei, is a buried settlement destroyed nearly 700 years ago by a major earthquake. Another possible explanation may be the four successive floods which hit the area around the time when the settlement met its sudden end. The settlement appears to have been a booming commercial center during the Song Dynasty.

Capital, Shijiazhuang

* In spring it is arid and windy, hot and rainy in summer, balmy and fine in autumn and dry and cold in winter.

* In summer, tourists can enjoy the sunshine, beaches, and all the fresh air that blows in from the Bohai Gulf in the Beidaihe and Nandaihe Scenic Spots;

* In spring tourists can ride on the vast and magnificent grassland; In autumn, they can explore the fascinating Yesanpo Scenic Area in Baoding City.

* And in winter, another spectacular destination in Baoding City is the Baiyang Lake. The Baiyang Lake will be a very special attraction, because tourists can see very unique scenery of reeds and snows.