Pinggu peach garden [Photo via tuchong.com]
Pinggu District, located in the northeast of Beijing, is of a temperate continental monsoon climate, with distinctive four seasons, winter the longest, summer the second and spring and autumn short. The annual average temperature of the district is 11.7℃. Covering 948.24 square kilometers, the district administrates 2 sub-districts, 16 towns and 273 villages. By the end of 2019, the district's permanent population was 462,000.
Pinggu District enjoys a fairly long history. As early as the Paleolithic Age, which was tens of thousands of years or even 100,000 years ago, human beings already started to live on this land. Nearly 6,700 years away from today, Pinggu ancestors created a brilliant and splendid Shangzhai Culture. It is the first national forest urban area of Beijing, and one of Beijing's ecological conservation areas, with the forest coverage rate of 67.94%, ranking the first in Beijing.
Pinggu focuses on the development of agriculture, also referred to as the "Hometown of Peaches" in China, possessing the largest peach garden in the world. It has been awarded as the Most Internationally Influential Tourism County, China's Major Eco-tourism County and the National Demonstrative County for Leisure Agriculture and Rural Tourism. The Jinhai Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center located in the district, is the main venue of the 2020 World Leisure Games.