Qinhuangdao is situated in the northeastern part of the Hebei province. The city has been adjudged one of the co-host cities for the Beijing Summer Olympic Games 2008.


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 People’s Republic of China.