Qinhuangdao is the birthplace of China's modern tourism industry, China's first tourist poster, and the first tourist and sightseeing railway branch. Within a radius of 50 kilometers, it is rich in tourism resources such as the sea, the Great Wall, beaches, lakes, green mountains, hot springs, and wetlands. After many years of construction, Qinhuangdao has become a famous coastal leisure resort with 34 scenic spots above A-level. In 2018, more than 62 million tourists and ranked among the Best Leisure Cities in China, Top 10 Marine Tourism Destination, the 1st Batch of National High-quality Health-care and Leisure Resorts, and won 2018 Best Tourism Industry in China.
Great Wall Culture Tourism
Great Wall Tourism is the iconic symbol of Qinhuangdao. The ten-thousand-li Great Wall starts east from Qinhuangdao with 223.1 kilometers in its territory. Integrated with the mountains, sea, passes, and city, it is the most essential part of the Great Wall. There is the sole great wall in the sea - the Old Dragon’s Head, and the well-preserved Ming Great Wall brick kiln ruins. The Great
Wall in Qinhuangdao is hailed as the “Natural Great Wall Museum” because of its majesty, beautiful scenery, elegant buildings, ample cultural relics, and legends and folklore.
Coastal Vacation Tourism
The 162.7-kilometer coastline is the finest bathing beach in northern China. Along the coastline, there are famous landscapes such as the Site of Qin Shi Huang Seeking Immortality at the Sea, Xin'ao Underwater World, Pigeon Nest Park, Tiger Rock Bathing Beach, the Sand Sculpture World of Jinsha Bay, and Emerald Island.
Ecological Leisure Tour
Known as the “natural oxygen bar”, the four main urban areas are connected by green forest belts and have a unique beaded group layout. There are Liujiang National Geological Park, Coastal National Forest Park, Changshou Mountain National Forest Park, and Changli Gold Coast National
Marine Nature Reserve, forming an eco-tourism industry cluster based on hightech agriculture, wine culture, farming experience, and landscape tourism.
Bird Watching Tourism
As one of the four significant bird watching resorts in the world, Qinhuangdao is known as the “Mecca of Bird Watching” and was awarded the title “Bird Watching Capital of China”. At present, more than 500 species of birds have been found, accounting for 30.34% of the wild birds across China, of which 70 are national key protected birds. The best times for bird watching are from March to late May, and mid-November. Beidaihe Wetlands, Qilihai, Yanghekou, and Shihe Estuary are the foremost gathering places of various bird species, attracting a large number of bird lovers from home and abroad.
Celebrity Villas Tourism
The villas are typical old-fashioned buildings in Beidaihe. In 1898, the Qing government used this place as a summer resort for foreigners, therefore, celebrities and politicians from China and abroad came to build more than 700 villas in various architectural styles, 110 of which still remain. Thus, Beidaihe is hailed as the “World Architecture Museum” and has one of the four largest villa groups in China. Twenty modern villa groups are listed as national key cultural protection units.
Red Wine Tourism
With a history of more than 400 years of grape planting, Changli is known as the “Hometown of Chinese Wine Grapes” and “China’s Dry Red Wine City”. The first bottle of wine in China was produced here. It is home to the biggest underground wine cellar of Asia, a fascinating wine estate with advanced winemaking techniques, and a vast vineyard of 10,000 mu. Renxuan Winery, Langes Winery, Grape Town, and Huaxia Wine Estate are popular with tourists. You can experience everlasting romance and a soothing atmosphere here.
Hot Spring Tourism
Hot spring tourism is characterized by health and wellness, integrating tourism, leisure and business. Qinhuangdao has become a hot spot of tourism and vacationing in the 21st century, and it is also known as the “sunrise” in the sunrise industry. With the concept of “enjoying the sea in the hot spring”, Qinhuangdao City has vigorously developed hot spring tourism projects, combined hot springs with sea visits, and presented the marine hot spring projects—Fisher Island Hot Spring and Arcadia Ronghe Xinyuan Hot Spring that are favored by tourists.
Qinhuangdao is a tourist city good for all seasons. After years of cultivation by the Hebei Conference on Tourism for Development, a number of winter tourist attractions have also emerged. Ziyunshan Ski Resort, Laojunding, Tiannv Town, Jifa Agricultural Dream Kingdom, PVF Ice Hockey Stadium, and other places, provide visitors with a variety of winter sports and recreation activities, which will promote the rapid development of all-for-one tourism.
Yanzhao Gardens Tourism
The 2nd Hebei Garden Expo was successfully held in Qinhuangdao in 2018. The Garden Expo Park is located at Qiyun Hill in Qinhuangdao Economic and Technological Development Zone, north of Beidaihe Seashore, south of Zushan Scenic Spot, west of Haigang District downtown, and east of “Licheng” Funing District, with a total area of 2,000 mu and a total investment of 1.8 billion yuan. Based on the natural mountain topography of Qiyun Hill, the Garden Expo Park is planned out to form a spatial structure of “three valleys and one vein, three cores and two groups”. Highlights of the three valleys are a water vein running from north to south, three landmark buildings (the Main Venue, Green Pavilion, and Qiyunge Pavilion) which form a central core, and 40 exhibition gardens that are divided into two major areas: the south and the north. Combined with the artistic essence of Chinese and foreign gardens and the regional characteristics of Hebei gardens, it has become popular on business cards, giving new economic highlights and new leisure spaces to Qinhuangdao City.
Gourmet Experience Tourism
The rich variety of products provides a source of ingredients for Qinhuangdao, and made it a city for food lovers. Seafood is symbolic of Qinhuangdao cuisine, such as steamed crab, fried prawn, spicy fried clam, and fried mantis shrimp with bean sauce– you can indulge yourself with delicious seafood here. In addition to seafood, characteristically flavored snacks have always been favored, including “Hot Pot,” “Yangchangzi Sausage,” “Boluo Pie,” “Zhaojiaguan Jiaozi,” “Sitiao Steamed Buns,” “Huiji Green Pea Cake,” “Rose Petal Cake,” “Qinglong Laodoufu,” and “Eight Banners Sticky Buns”. These local specialties are amazing gifts from Qinhuangdao.regional characteristics of Hebei gardens, it has become popular on business cards, giving new economic highlights and new leisure spaces to Qinhuangdao City.