Qinhuangdao is located in northeastern Hebei province and is a beautiful coastal city known for its ice-free port. The city enjoys the splurge of nature to the fullest and lies between the mountains and the sea. It borders the Yanshan Mountains in the north and Bohai Bay in the south. The port city abounds in natural resources especially from the sea like fish, prawns and other aquatic products. The city is one of the six co-host cities of the Summer Beijing Olympic Games 2008. It will be hosting exciting Olympic football preliminaries at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Center Stadium.
The city has an agreeable climate and is considered an ideal summer
resort of China. It every year is inundated by a host of national
and international visitors both for leisure and business work. The
city also serves as a rest home for many exotic kind and migrant
birds, who sojourn here. The city is also one of the four cities
through which the Great Wall of China passes. The Shanhai Pass is
the easternmost tip of the Great Wall. Qinhuangdao has also lately
turned into one of the most significant ports in the Hebei Province.
The city boasts of a long coastline and a perfect ecological setting
that is a major attraction for many of its visitors.
The ancient city of China was ruled by and named after the first
emperor in Chinese history, Emperor Qin Shi Huang. The city
literally means the island of Emperor Qin. The historic city and now
a modern rapidly growing economic centre will witness influx of
visitors during the Summer Olympic Games. The Qinhuangdao Olympics
Sports Center Stadium which will serve as one of the football venues
for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games has a seating capacity of over
33,500 people. The construction for the sports centre had begun in
2002 and it was finally completed by 2004. In wake of the Beijing
Olympics 2008, the city has undergone tremendous change, pepping up
basic infrastructure, transportation and security facilities. The
historical city now beckons people from across the globe to be a
part of yet another historic sporting event, the Beijing Olympics
for the first time in the Peoples Republic of China.