Qinhuangdao is a famous historical and cultural city in China. It was named after the first emperor of Qin, who sent people to the east to search for immortals. Qinhuangdao is the birthplace of modern tourism in China. With abundant tourism resources and a mild climate, Qinhuangdao is a well-known tourist and leisure resort at home and abroad, and enjoys the reputation of a “paradise city”.
Qinhuangdao is a cultural city full of both the charm of the ancient capital and modern flavour. It is one of the first demonstration areas of the public cultural service system in China. The Shanghainese, Great Wall, tourism and folk cultures have distinctive features. Here, Chinese and Western cultures blend and converge, and urban culture can be found everywhere.
Qinhuangdao has co-hosted the Beijing Asian games and the Beijing Olympic Games. The city won the title of “National Civilized City” in 2017 and “National Forest City” in 2018.
In the center of the old town, Shanhaiguan Pass (or the First Pass Under Heaven) is the first pass of great military importance along the Great Wall. Starting north from the Jingbian Tower is the Shanhaiguan Great Wall Museum, which contains a detailed history of this world monument.
Xin’ao Marine World
Walking distance from the Hotel, Qinhuangdao Xin’ao Marine World offers visitors a glimpse of marine life through displays in the Submarine Tunnel, Dolphin Performance Hall, Touch Pool, Penguin Hall, Seal Hall, Gigantic Insect Garden, and the Sea Knowledge Exhibition Hall.
Golden Coast Scenic Spot
The Golden Coast covers an area of 376 square kilometers (145 square miles) in Changli County and provides a relaxing and picturesque setting. (The first International Sand-skating Sports Center was built here in the 1980s.)
Located in Changli, Jade Island features natural scenery, swimming, fishing and areas for barbeques and bonfires. In addition, Fish Island boasts different types of fish, team building activities, camping and the sand carve. Furthermore, the International Sand Skiing Sport Center provides sand skiing and other fun games.
Qinhuangdao Safari Park is in the Costal National Forest Park of Beidaihe Scenic Area, between Qinhuangdao and Beidaihe. Covering an area of 334 hectares, it is the second safari park to have been built in China.
Qinhuangdao Safari Park utilises its forest and green land to provide a paradise for all kinds of wild animals, allowing them to recuperate and build up strength. The park combines human-made and natural characteristics to create an original atmosphere and imitate various animals' native environments. More than 5,000 wild animals from 100 species are well taken care of here. Visitors can drive their own car or take a distinctive forest train tour.
The Shanhaiguan Great Wall Museum is one of three such museums in China. Opened in 1991, its exhibits trace the history, culture, organization and military aspects of the iconic heritage site.
The pictures and cultural relics displayed in the museum offer visitors a fascinating insight into one of mankind's greatest feats of construction. The museum is made up of six galleries: the Preface Hall, History Hall, Construction Hall, Military Hall, Culture Hall and Shanhaiguan Great Wall Hall.