Shijiazhuang

About Shijiazhuang Travel

Introduction:     Shijiazhuang has a population of 9,395,000. The area is 15,800 square kilometers (6100.4 square miles). Hebei's nondescript capital is o­ne of the few..

Districts: Shijiazhuang Baoding Beidaihe Cangzhou Changli Chengde Fengning Handan Henshui Langfang Luanping Nandaihe Qinhuangdao Sanheshi Tangshan Xingtai Bazhou GaobeiDian QianAn Renqiu

Attractions: The Great Bodhisattva at Zhengding Mansion Ancient Great Wall Dingzhou Pagoda Wooden Pagoda Tiangui Mountain Xibaipo Baodu Village Zhaowangcheng Wahuang Palace Lianfeng Mountain

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Shijiazhuang Introduction

     Shijiazhuang has a population of 9,395,000. The area is 15,800 square kilometers (6100.4 square miles). Hebei's nondescript capital is o­ne of the few places in China where the intention to rebuild everything from scratch in o­nly 20 years is actually improving the city. Down-at-heel Shijiazhuang is an accident arising from the crossing of major north-south and east-west railway lines -- here X really does mark the spot. It's grown from village to provincial capital in 100 years.
Even that status is a hand-me-down from Tianjin, after the metropolis gained the right to report directly to Beijing rather than through the provincial government. As a result there's little of glamour here. But the city has a decent infrastructure for visitors and provides a base for exploring marvelous sights in the surrounding countryside, including Zhengding, about 15km (10 miles) northeast. It was an important town for centuries before anyone had heard of Shijiazhuang. Today it is still home to Longxing Si, o­ne of the oldest, most atmospheric, and (luckily) least "restored" Chinese temples. Zhengding is also home to a number of pagodas so different from each other it's hard to believe they were produced by the same culture. Zhao Xian, 42km (26 miles) southeast, has an important example of religious revival in the large Zen (Chan) Buddhist temple, the Bailin Si. It also has the elegant Zhaozhou Qiao -- the first bridge of its kind in the world. Roughly 80km (50 miles) southwest, Cangyan Shan has the bridge-top temple featured in the closing scenes of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Shijiazhuang Traffic

Transportation to Shijiazhuang has a special meaning for this is a city, which really rises owing to modern transportation. Before the early 1900s, Shijiazhuang was o­nly a small, unknown village in north China. However, in 1902 and 1903, the finishing of Lu-Han Railway (Beijing-Hankou Railway today) and Zheng-Tai Railway (Shijiahzuang-Taiyaun Railway today) here started a new stage of Shijiazhuang. These two railways were no doubt an absolute advantage to its economic development since transport by road was rather backward at that time. Relying o­n the two railways, industry in Shijiazhuang grew quickly. Then, during the latter hundred years, the rapidly developing economy was responsible for promoting further development of the transportation infrastructure. Shijiazhuang has become the major transportation hub of China for it is the intersection of four main railways in China: Jing-Guang (Beijing-Guangzhou) Railway, Shi-Tai (Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan) Railway, Shi-De (Shijiazhuang-Dezhou) Railway, and Shuo-Huang (Shuozhou-Huanghua) Railway, which endows Shijiazhuang much convenience with its passenger transport. Almost since the mid-age of 20th century, Shijiazhuang has been the goods and capital distributing center of Shanxi and Hebei provinces. Transportation by road in this area then kept developing at high-speed to satisfy the requirement of trade. So far, 4 expressways, 4 national highways, 2 provincial highways, and 42 county highways forms a huge network in a total length of 6375 kilometers (3963.7 miles), which makes places in and around Shijiazhuang easily reachable.
Today, following the process of modernization, a modern airport has been built, which connects Shijiazhuang with over thirty major cities in China including Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. o­ne more choice for transport is thus provided for your trip here.

Taxi: the basic charge is 5 RMB within 3 Kms, and 8 RMB at night.

Shijiazhuang Festivals

CWICF has the longest history and the largest scale, since 1987 when the first CWICF was held, it has been arranged successfully nine times. With the help of the Ministry of Culture, The Acrobatics Artists Association of China, CCTV etc. after ten years of efforts, CWICF has become a splendid racing place of acrobatics famous both in China and abroad. Every country who is good at acrobatics has sent acrobatics groups to participate in the festival, altogether, there has been more than 30 countries and over 180 programs appearing o­n the stage of CWICF, so the scale, the quality and the organizing methods of CWICF all reached an international standard.
CWICF promoted the exchange and flourish of acrobatics arts domestic and foreign, and it has great influence in the world and has been honored with "The Oriental Acrobatics Racing Place of the World". During the period of CWICF, there are also Economic & Trade Meetings, their scale and international influence is gradually increasing as CWICF does and have achieved comprehensive effects in the construction of both spiritual civilization and material civilization. Economic & Trade Meetings, their scale and international influence is gradually increasing as CWICF does and have achieved comprehensive effects in the construction of both spiritual civilization and material civilization.
Ice and Snow Tourism and Culture Festival ------The main venue will be the Qingliang Mountain Skiing Ground, in the Taihang mountainous area, in the western suburban area of Shijiazhuang. With the theme of 'Passion with Snow, Olympics for All', the festival will present a series of activities, such as a 'Silver Christmas' fireworks evening party, a photography contest devoted to snow sports and a winter fashion show, as entertainment for visitors during the cold winter weather.

Shijiazhuang Service Telephones

Time Inquiries: 117
Telephone Number Inquiries: 114
Weather Forecast: 121
City-bus Inquiries:0311- 87218888
City-bus Service: 0311-86012572
Taxi Complaints:0311- 83622882
Tourist Complaints: 0311-86061719; 86061715
Consumer Complaints: 0311-12315
China Mobile Service Tel:0311-10086
China Union Service Tel: 10010; 10011
China Telecom Service Tel: 10000

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