Qinhuangdao (秦皇岛; Qínhuángdǎo) is a city in Hebei province.
Qinhuangdao has three main developed areas:
* Beidaihe: A summer seaside resort for senior government officials. Many political decisions affecting China are made here, making it the equivalent to resorts in Maine or Camp David in Maryland in the United States. * Haigang District: the harbor city. Qinhuangdao proper. Home of Yan Shan University, the leading university in NE Hebei province. * Shanhaiguan: a popular tourist destination, featuring the eastern end of the Great Wall.
It is a 3 hours journey from Beijing by train. There are express trains that can get to Beidaihe station in 2 hours, but is about double the price at ¥86.