Hebei Province is one of the main birthplaces of the Chinese nation. During the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States Period, Hebei belonged to the Kingdom of Yan and Zhao, so it was called “Yan Zhao”. The Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties set the capital in Beijing, and Hebei was just next to the capital. Hebei has many cultural relics because of its long history.
Hebei Province is rich in tourism resources. It has a large number and a big range of natural resources, and it’s the only province in China that has coasts, plains, lakes, hills, and plateaus. Hebei Province also has abundant cultural relics and three world cultural heritage sites. There are 680 cultural relics protection sites at and above the provincial level, ranked first in the country, and the cultural relics have outstanding characteristics and high quality, many of which are the top level in China. China’s largest classical royal garden-Chengde Summer Resort, oldest stone arch bridge-Zhaoxian Anji Bridge, tallest ancient pagoda-Dingzhou Liaodigan Tower are well-known with many other historical sites. In addition, the vast land and long history of Hebei Province also brought about colorful folk culture and folk art. The splendid historical culture and beautiful natural scene make Hebei one of the most diversified tourist spots in China in the new century.
At the time when the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Beijing and Zhangjiakou of Hebei, China National Tourist Office in Sydney, and Hebei Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism jointly launched the “Enjoy Hebei Travel Photography Online Exhibition” on the CNTO’s website. It shows not only the splendid historical culture and modern charm of Hebei Province, but also the glorious natural scenery and the gorgeous folk customs.