Provinces | Hebei Province

Previous Index Next 
hebei
Chinese namehebei['river' (Yellow) 'north']
Population69,400,000
Area187,700
CapitalShijiazhuang
Main Industriescoal,oil
GDP19,746
Foreign Trade18,531
Ethnic minorities4%
Urbanization40%
Inner Mongolia Xinjiang Heilongjiang Jilin Gansu Liaoning Ningxia Qinghai Tibet Hebei Yunnan Shandong Sichuan Guangxi Shanxi Hainan Shaanxi Guangdong Chongqing Fujian Henan Guizhou Zhejiang Hunan Jiangsu Hubei Shanghai Jiangxi Beijing Anhui Tianjin

Logically both the great cities of Beijing and Tianjin belong in Hebei Province as they are located within its natural border. Deprived of these major cities the province has one big attraction for tourists and that is the Great Wall or Wanli Changcheng. This portion of the Wall is strategically important as there are no natural defences to keep the marauding Mongols out.

It is rich in coal and oil reserves and this gives its cities an industrial flavour. Much of the land is on the flat coastal plain. On the coast to the North the famous beach resort of Beidaihe attracts many Chinese and foreign tourists during July and August.


Hebei Travel and Tours Guide

Anji bridge, Hebei
Anji bridge, Zhaoxian, Hebei, the oldest surviving stone bridge in China, built in the Sui dynasty (581-618).


Here are some historic photographs of Hebei, click on the thumbnail to see the photograph in full


Bronze Knocker
pic
Tangshan Earthquake
pic
Jade Body Suit
pic
Carving of Taming a Unicorn
pic
Great Wall
pic
Great Wall
pic
Gilt Lantern
pic

Copyright © SACU 1965-2017. If you have any comments, updates or corrections please let us know via our Contact page.