About Baoding: Baoding is a city in Hebei which has been famous for more than two thousand years. It was the provincial capital of Hebei from 1966 to 1968. The Zhili Provincial Governor’s Office and the Ancient Lotus Pool are two sites in downtown Baoding that showcase the glory of this ancient city. Leaving the city proper, the natural landscape of Yesanpo has become an excellent place for escaping the summer heat. You can also go to Lake Baiyangdian and take a wooden boat through the verdant reeds. If you find the history of China's Qing Dynasty interesting, the Western Qing Tombs won't let you down. This is the final resting place of many Qing dynasty emperors including Yongzheng and Daoguang.