Shijiazhuang Travel Guide

  • Cangyanshan, 1 hr outside of ShiJiaZhuang
    Cangyanshan, 1 hr outside of...
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  • Hebei Provincial Museum
    Hebei Provincial Museum
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  • Revolutionary Martyrs' Mausoleum
    Revolutionary Martyrs' Mausoleum
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Shijiazhuang Things to Do

  • Zhengding

    Zhengding is located about 15km (9 miles) north of Shijiazhuang and has been an important religious centre for more than 1,000 years, from - at least - the times of the Sui Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. It is the founding place of several major schools of Zen Buddhism and the noted temple of the Longxing Monastery and also home to four nice pagodas....

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  • Chang'an Park

    This large park is located in the city centre on the corner of Zhongshan Donglu and Jianshe Beidajie. The park features a large lake, bridges and pavilions. I came here in the afternoon after visiting Zhengding and sat by the lakes bank and a group of Chinese students came over to me and practiced their English with me.

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  • Tomb of Norman Bethune

    Norman Bethune (1890-1939) was born in Ontario, Canada and in 1938 travelled to Yan'an in the Shanbei region of Shaanxi province in China. There he joined the Chinese Communists led by Mao Zedong in their struggle against the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Bethune performed emergency battlefield surgical operations on war casualties and...

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  • Revolutionary Martyrs' Mausoleum

    The Revolutionary Martyrs' Mausoleum is located along the main east-west road called Zhongshan Xilu, to the west of the city centre. In its grounds is the tomb of Dr Norman Bethune who joined the Chinese Communists led by Mao Zedong in their struggle against the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. There's also a memorial hall and an...

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  • Hebei Provincial Museum

    This vast museum was closed when I visited in July 2008 which was a real shame as it's about the only thing worth visiting in the city. There were some new buildings being built behind the exisiting main museum building and the whole museum is set to re-open in 2010. However, there were a couple of exhibitions on the ground floor that were open....

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  • Mao Zedong Statue

    This was one of only a few Chairman Mao statues that I saw throughout my time in China. It's located on the main east-west road called Zhongshan Donglu, just south of Chang'an Park.

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Shijiazhuang Restaurants

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    by Willettsworld Written Aug 29, 2009

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    This is a steak restaurant that is located just off Zhongshan Rd. It was similar to a few other steak restaurants I had eaten at in China where the steak comes on a sizzling hot-plate that is more like it being radioactive than sizzling. For some reason, this seems to be a popular way to cook steaks in China and I can't see why. Anyway, like the other places, you can order a set menu which comes with soup, salad, bread roll etc and is pretty good value. However, my steak came raw so I sent it back and got another one that was cooked!

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Shijiazhuang Transportation

  • Bus to Zhengding

    To get to Zhengding, first take a bus (No. 201) from opposite the train station in Shijiazhuang to a small bus station on the main road in Zhengding (RMB2). Then take a small yellow bus (No.1 - see photo) from the bus station to the Longxing/Dafo Temple which costs RMB1.

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  • Train Station

    The train station in Shijiazhuang is very well located in the centre of the city and I actually stayed in a Home Inn hotel opposite it (see my accomodation tips). The city grow when the railway arrived here in 1905. Trains from this station connect Shijiazhuang with more than 50 cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Taiyuan, Xian, Guangzhou,...

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Shijiazhuang Warnings and Dangers

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    by bhemak Written Sep 26, 2004

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    I don't mean to keep going on this, but the air is really, really bad. I can recall the visiblity dropping from 100ft. to suddenly being 10ft. when a 'cloud' would appear from nowhere, and then I would cough and my eyes would burn.

    If you didn't have breathing problems before you came, you are more likely to have some when you leave.

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