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Qinhuangdao Economic & Technological Development Zone (QETDZ) is consisted of two parts-the Eastern Zone and Western Zone. It was approved in October 1984, and now has a developed area of 8 square kilometers.
 
Geographical Location
The western zone, known as QETDZ West, lies in the west of Qinhuangdao urban area, 281 kilometers away from Beijing, the capital and 245 kilometers to Tianjin. Located between the two economic regions of Northeast China and North China, it is only 1.5 kilometers to Port of Qinhuangdao.

QETDZ East located along the coast to the southeast of Qinhuangdao city, and boarders on Liaoning province to the east and the Great Wall to the west.

Climate
Qinhuangdao is of warm temperate continental monsoon climate with mild winters and cool summers. The average yearly temperature is 10.1 centigrade, with an annual average rainfall of 698 milimeters.

Communication and Transportation
In the western section, the Beijing-Harbin, Beijing-Qinhuangdao and Dalian-Qinhuangdao railroads converge here. Beijing-Harbin and Tianjin-Qinhuangdao state highways pass QETDZ West on the south and west sides respectively. And the Beijing-Shenyang expressway passes on the north. QETDZ West is 15 kilometers away from Qinhuangdao Civil Airport, which now has 17 domestic routes open to cities such as Shanghai, Dalian, Xi'an, and Kunming.

For the eastern section, to the north it is connected with the Shanhaiguan Cargo Marshalling Station, which is part of the Beijing-Harbin Railway and one of the top 6 marshalling stations in China. And the zone is open to the Bohai Sea to the south. In the zone there is a specialized railway connecting the Shanhaiguan Cargo Marshalling Station of Beijing-Harbin Railway and the Shanhaiguan Harbor and the Port of Shanhaiguan Shipyard, which handles 600,000 tons of cargo a year. A new Shanhaiguan port, with an estimated annual cargo handling capacity of 10 million tons from 8 berths, is under planning. QETDZ East accesses No. 102 State Highway (Beijing to Harbin) from its north, getting connected to the Beijing-Shenyang Expressway and the Hebei provincial network of roads circumventing the Bohai Sea coastal areas. QETDZ East is only 3 kilometers away from Qinhuangdao Airport.

Mineral and Tourism Resources
There are over 40 kinds of proven metal and non-metallic mineral including magnesium, gold, lead, copper, iron, coal and marble. Magnesium reserves are estimated at 400 million tons. As an important export terminal for energies and a base of building material industry, Qinhuangdao is also a popular tourist resort, as evidenced from its nickname "the Summer Capital" of China. The Beidaihe Beach, Shanhaiguan, and Old Dragon Head are all well-known scenic spots.

Human Resources
In the Qinhuangdao City, there are 8 universities and colleges, including Yanshan University and Northeast University, 16 secondary technical schools and 15 vocational schools and 120,000 professionals and skilled workers of all kinds. Each year about 3,000 graduates from colleges and secondary schools and 3,000 from technical and vocational schools join the local labor force. Beidaihe Scenic Spot, the famous summer resort, is located in the southwest of Qinhuangdao City. Its coastlines, seaside attractions and convenient transportation all make it a popular destination for travelers. Beidaihe Scenic Spot is situated in the warm temperate zone, with a damp monsoon climate and four distinct seasons, neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. Therefore, it is suitable for all year round travel, though, the best time to visit is from May to October.

The long coastline to its south has soft sand and sea water of moderate salinity, making it an excellent place to sunbathe and swim. Many modern holiday villages and public bathing places have been established, where you can taste local snacks and delicious seafood, ride in a speedboat, or relax in a ballroom dancing. If you want to get away from the masses, a stroll on the pebbled sand will bring you close to nature

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In the central area of the scenic spot is a great attraction called Tiger Rock Park. It has many huge rocks looking like a herd of tigers. Standing on any of the rocks gives you a deep enjoyment of the beauties of nature. The sea breeze pushing against your face, the waves beating the rocks and the vast sea will make you feel refreshed and energetic. This is a good spot for photography.

To the east another famous attraction is the Yingjiao Stone - a twenty-meter (66 feet) steep rock like an eagle perched on the cliff. Because groups of doves nest in the cracks there, it is also called Dove Nest Park. The Yingjiao Pavilion on the top is famous as a place to watch the sunrise.

The pine-covered Lianfeng Hill, which backs on to Beidaihe beach, comprises two peaks, the east peak and the west peak. Taking the secluded path you can reach Wanghai Ting (Seaside Pavilion) at the top of the hill, where you can best appreciate the vast sea and the scenery around the mountain. At the foot of Lianfeng Hill is a beautiful park named Lianhuashi (Lotus Stone Park) because of the many unexpectedly huge lotus shaped stones.

Now, Beidaihe Scenic Spot attracts more and more attention from around the world with more than 4 million people traveling here every year. Add Beidaihe Scenic Spot to your itinerary and you will not regret your decision.