Beijing locates in the middle of Hebei Province, which is on the southern part of the Liaodong Peninsula and northern part of the Shandong Peninsula. The terrain of Beijing is high in the northwest and low in the southeast. Mountains are located on the west side, north side and northeast side of Beijing, while in the southeast is the Beijing Plain which gently inclining to the Bohai Bay, with a general altitude from 20m to 60m. Such terrain provides natural, comfortable living environment for Peking Duck.
Peking Duck is one of the premium duck species in the world. Emperors in Dynasty Yuan (1271-1368) occasionally hunted this kind of white wild duck during their safaris about 1000 years ago. They bred this duck species for hunting purpose. Such tradition has been continued since that time; later the Peking White Duck has gained good reputations for its tasty meat. In the 1950s, the Peking Duck has been commercialized and bred in western countries. The Peking duck then was gradually improved to Cherry Valley duck and Maple Duck, which is suitable for large-scale and industrial production. Peking Duck down has qualities such as mature clusters, good resilience, high down content, pure white color, and less impurity.