Tangshan Hebei China Travel Guide And Tips

Tangshan is a coastal city of heavy industry,which has a history of about one hundred years. Tangshan lies near the center of Bohai Bay. South of Tangshan is Bohai Sea.Tangshan abuts on Yanshan to the north. Qinhuangdao City is on the East of Tangshan. The west of Tangshan is the capital of China ,i.e.,Beijing,and Tianjin.Tangshan connected the northeast China and Huabei region. Tangshan has a total area of 13472 square kilometers, and the population of 7.06 million. Urban area of Tangshan is about 3874 square kilometers, while the population is 2.95 million.
Tangshan is known as “the cradle of China’s modern industry.” Tangshan plays a very important role in the industrial history of China. And many NO.1 apeared here,such as, first modern coal mine, the first standard gauge railway, the first steam locomotive the first thing sanitary ceramics,and so on.In addition,Tangshan is rich in turism resources.The Great Wall,the emperors” mausoleum of Qing dynasty,and the beautiful coast,attract many tourists both in and abroad to spend their holidays.

What to see:
(1). Tangshan Earthquake Monument: You can get a better understanding of the Tangshan Earthquake here. To get here, you can take the city bus line 1. Admission fee: free.
(2). Kailuankangshan Park: It is open on 2009. Opening hours: 8:30-11:30, 14:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday. Admission fee: 30 rmb for a person.
(3). Panjiakou Reservoir: It is located in Luotai County, Qianan City. As the main project of Reply Luan River to Tianjin, Panjiakou reservoir is one of the reservoirs in North China area which is composed of a dam and to subsided dams. The largest area is 72 square kilometers, while the deepest is 80 meters. The reservoir is located in the composed area of Yanshan Range and Huaxia composing zone with complex geology constitution, the great lake which forms the most beautiful scenery. There are over ten scenic spots including Ten li gallery, Xiangbi Mountain, Yixiantian, Yueya Cave, Tuoyuantian, Shuangyan Cave, tortoise Island, Bangchui Cliff, Tianzhu Peak, Kulong Mountain, Monkey Mountain. Panjiakou Reservior is located in the famous fortress of Ancient Great Wall, Xifengkou. The main body is ancient military project, which forms a series of ancient cultural relics tourism scenic spots including Xifengkou Fortress, Songting Pass, Panjiakou Great Wall.
(4). Xifengkou: It is located in Qianxi County, Hebei province, the Xifengkou Gateway was an important stronghold west of Shanhaiguan pass. It is one of the 32 passes built during 1368-1398 under the supervision of General Xu Da. The successive emperors of the Ming dynasty continued the construction and reinforcement of this spot and in 1452, a 13-meter tower named “Zhenyuan Lou” (Pacify the Border Tower) was set up on the pass.The present name, which means “Peak of happiness,” has developed from an earlier one which means “Site for a Happy Reunion”. Legend has it that a young man yearned to see his father, who had gone to build the Great Wall. He traveled a long distance and finally found his father working at this site. Overjoyed after a separation of years, both father and son died on the spot.

Tangshan belongs to warm monsoon continental climate with annual average temperature 11c to 13c. The mail climate character in Tangshan is clear seasons, tropical monsoon climate, and Precipitation focus. So the best travel season in Tangshan is autumn.