Map of Shijiazhuang City
Shijiazhuang - capital city of Hebei Province
As the capital city of Hebei Province, 280 kilometers southwest of Beijing, Shijiazhuang is the most important hubs of the railway and the chief base of the textile industry. It is lucky, because it was used to be a small village and the advantageous geographical location gives it the opportunity to develop its transportation so as to be an important modern city presently. Although it is young compared with the centuries-old cities such as Beijing, Nanjing, Xian, etc, it is home to numerous historical and cultural relics due to its location on fertile land that boasts splendid cultural history. The significant relics include the oldest stone-arch bridge in China, Zhaozhou Bridge, and one of China’s three hanging temple Qiaoloudian Hall.
As the economic, political, cultural and transportation center of Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang has become more and more beautiful with recent urban development. Therefore, whether the tourists or the businessmen travel the city, they will have an amazing feeling.
Location and Topography of Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang is located on the edge of the North China Plain at the foot of the Taihang Mountains which lies to the west. It stands south of the Hutuo River. In the west of Shijiazhuang is the hilly country of Taihang Mountain. This part occupied forty percent of the area. In the east, there lies the Hutuo Rover. The part occupied sixty percent.
Climate of Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang has a temperate, monsoon climate with four distinct seasons and an average annual temperature of 14.2 C (57.56 F). The region has hot summers and cold winters; in June the average monthly temperature can reach around 26.5 C (79.7 F), while in January it can reach a low of around -2.9 C (26.78 F). It is therefore recommended that tourists planning on visiting Shijiazhuang do so in the autumn, when the temperature lies at a happy medium between the two extremes.
Transportation in Shijiazhuang
Railways in Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang Railway Station is situated in the cross of Zhanqian Street and Zhongshan Road. 29 bus routes such as Bus No.1, 3, 5, 8 and 14, service the railway station. Trains from this station connect Shijiazhuang with more than 50 cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Taiyuan, Xian, Guangzhou, Lhasa, Kunming and Guilin.
Airways in Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport is the largest civil Airport in Hebei Province. It now serves 44 air routes to more than 30 domestic and international cities, including four routes to Russia. The airport has been expanded to be an alternate airport to Beijing Capital International Airport for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Highways in Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang Passenger Transport Station lies in No.81 Zhanqian Street of Shijiazhuang City, which stands to the south of Shijiazhuang Railway Station. Here, buses connect Shijiazhuang with cities inside Hebei Province, such as Baoding and Qinhuangdao as well as cities outsides Hebei like Shanghai and Beijing. Shijiazhuang North Passenger Transport Station has coaches heading for Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia and places within Shijiazhuang are available here. Moreover, tourism lines to Mt. Wutai and Xibaipo etc. can be found in this station. There are some tourist lines within the city. Buses to Lingshou, Pingshan counties, Tiangui Mountain, Xipaipom Tuoliang and Juguiyuan are all available there.
Travel & Sightseeing in Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang boasts numerous historical and cultural relics as well as charming natural beauty. Zhengding, a national-level historical and cultural county, is located 15 kilometers north of Shijiazhuang. There, the tourists must visit the majestic Longxing Temple, which houses the largest copper figure of the thousand-armed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva in China. Another Provincial –level historical an cultural place is Zhao County, which boasts the famous Zhaozhou Bridge. The other sceneries include the Mt. Cangyan Scenic Area and the Zhangshiyan Scenic Area and much more.
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Shijiazhuang City Map
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