Located in the heart of the North China Plain and enclosing Beijing and Tianjin, Hebei Province covers an area of nearly 190,000 sq km and has a population of over 63 million.
Hebei has become a pearl of China's tourism and an ideal tourist destination, due to its well-developed transportation, beautiful environment, agreeable weather, rich tourism resources and improving reception facilities. Hebei boasts not only the wide expanses of the Central Hebei Plain, but also the multiple-ranged Taihang Mountains and Yanshan Mountains with numerous perilous peaks and grotesque rock formations. The green mountains, clear waters, sea beaches, vast plains and luxuriant forests jointly constitute a well-arranged and colorful landscape. The famous places of interest and scenic spots include Chengde Mountain Resort& the Eight Outer Temples, the Great Wall, Mulan Imperial Hunting Ground, the Western Qing Tombs, Beidaihe, Yesanpo, etc, among which Chengde Mountain Resort and the Eight Outer Temples, and the Great Wall have been inscribed on the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List.