About Hebei

Hebei ( means north of the (Yellow) River). As an important province in North China, Hebei (Chinese: 河北, means north of the (Yellow) River), completely surrounds Beijing and Tianjin municipalities, and borders Liaoning province  to the northeast, Inner Mongolia autonomous region to the north, Shanxi province to the west, Henan province to the south, and Shandong province to the southeast.

As a part of the North China plain, Hebei province lives more than 70 millions in 187,693 square KM, and the provincial capital is Shijiazhuang. In ancient China, Hebei known as Yanzhao, for the state Yan and the state Zhao existed here during the warring states period.
The most parts of the central and southern lies in the North China Plain. Meanwhile, the western part of Hebei rises into the Taihang Mountains and the the Yan Mountains (Yan Shan) run through northern Hebei. The grasslands of Inner Mongolia just lie beyond the Yan Mountains.

The Great Wall cuts through northern Hebei from east to west and then enter the border Beijing and at lat terminates at the seacoast og Shanhaiguan Pass in Northeastern Hebei. The Mount Xiaowutai, located in northwestern Hebei, is the highest peak with an altitude of 2882 meters.

Bohai Sea borders Hebei on the east. Hai He River watershed covers most of the province’s central and southern parts. Luanhe River watershed covers the northeast. Hebei is really rich in natural reservoirs among hills and mountains. The largest lake is the Baiyangdian白洋淀, located mostly in Anxin County.

Collection of Hebei Orphanages

Based in China, Lead to China works closely with Chinese Government and Social Welfare Institutes throughout China. This section contains detailed information like each orphanage address, photos, travel stories, visit arrangement, and travel tips.

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15 Days Hebei Children Reunion Heritage Tour

Destinations: Guangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Xian, Shijiazhuang, Orphanage City, Beijing

  • We can arrange the visiting to all the orphanages in Hebei Province
  • Famous places like Great Wall/ Giant Panda/ Terracotta Amy are all covered
  • Private guide/ vehicle and diver offer you valued sevice
  • No forced shopping activities

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Summer Schedule: Jun 10th, Jun 24th

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Tips for a China Orphanage Visit

When you plan to have a China return trip, you'd better prepare a gift for other children in the orphanage. You can ask our travel consultant about the details and buy some gifts several days before your trip or you can buy that after your arrival in China if you're inconvenient for the excessive baggage. The guide from LeadtoChina will give you proper suggestions and help you to buy these. If you're confused about what items the SWI need, here are some good examples: snacks, or a basket of fruit, backpack, books or other school supplies. You are also suggested to buy fans and air conditioning in summer in some poor SWI. Most of the SWI will give you a present in return for memory.

Many families care about the donation, and if you want to do this, we suggest you to exchange the donated money for RMB and show this to the director of the SWI. Some SWI will issue a donation certificate to you but not every SWI will do this.

According to the size of the SWI and the frequency of the families' return, the visit can be the most important thing for the staff or a small part of the orphanage's routine work. You can talk to your child about the actual situation you've known to let them make enough preparations. You'd better tell them what will happen and what to do if things are not the same as they expected. They should keep a flexible attitude towards life and enjoy the process instead of following a certain model to start as things are not exactly what we think and this is very important. One more important point which is often ignored is that most of the orphanage children always have various special needs. It is better to consider this before visiting and your child should know that some children in the SWI have physical or mental disability. All these can provide a better atmosphere for the children with special needs in the orphanage during your return visit.

If you'd love to invite the orphanage director to lunch, please don't forget other people in the SWI as they are usually the director's assistants. If you want to invite the caregiver or nanny, you'd better extend the invitation through the director to request the consent out of courtesy. Our guide can help you to do this and convey your invitation accurately and politely. What's more, some of the orphanages will offer you free lunch but many SWI will charge you for about 100 USD as lunch fee. You can inquire about this through your trip consultant before travelling.

At last, some Chinese individuals act turgidly in front of you for not losing face. But most people follow traditional Chinese values, modesty and gentleness. Bearing this in mind can help you deal with problems in different situations successfully during your return visit.