Langfang Travel Guide

Langfang Facts

Langfang MapChinese Name: 廊坊 (láng fáng)
Population: 3,957,000
Area: 6,429 square kilometers (2,482 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Location: Situated in the eastern-central part of Hebei Province, Langfang City borders Beijing in the north, Tianjin in the east, Cangzhou in the south, and Baoding in the west. It is in the central area around Bohai Sea, and is regarded as a nexus linking Beijing and Tianjin.

Administrative Division: 2 districts (Guangyang, Anci), 2 county-level cities (Sanhe, Bazhou), 6 counties (Dachang, Xianghe, Yongqing, Gu'an, Wen'an, Dacheng)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0316-2190161
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiries: 184

Langfang Attractions - Things to Do

Grand Epoch City

Located in Anping Town in Xianghe County, about 22 miles from Langfang City, Grand Epoch City is a large tourist resort that recreates the original scenery of old Beijing during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. It is a reproduction of an ancient architectural complex which conveys the essence of Chinese culture in both past and present times.

Grand Epoch City is composed of an outer city and an inner city. From the vast square in front of the inner city, you can see the moat and the Golden-River Bridge across it. Every morning, at nine o'clock, there is a grand ceremony recreating the traditional way of opening the city gate. Walk across the Golden-River Bridge and you come to the most unique place in Grand Epoch City. Here, the old Beijing City Wall has been reborn. There are ten city gates which have been built to replicate the originals. They are Yongding Gate, Zuoan Gate, Youan Gate, Guangan Gate, Guangqu Gate, Dongbian Gate and Xibian Gate as well as two turrets and one embrasure watchtower.

Pass through the huge Yongding Gate, and you enter the inner city where a replica of the Old Summer Palace (Yuanming Yuan) lies in the eastern quarter. Covering an area of 186,574 square yards, it was rebuilt to include eight scenic sights according to the original look of Yuanming Yuan. They are Zhengda Guangming (Open and Aboveboard Hall), Pinghu Qiuyue (Smooth Lake and Autumn Moon Hall), Jiuzhou Qingyan, Wanfang Anhe, Shangxia Tianguang, Dashuifa, Yuanyingguan and Wanhuazhen. Here, you can experience and admire the extravagant luxury of Yuanming Yuan in the past.

The western section of the Grand Epoch City is a high-tech amusement park which contains several entertainment attractions such as Donggan (Energetic) Cinema, Super Train and Animal World.

Welcome to Grand Epoch City. It will take you back to the old Beijing. 

Entrance Fee: CNY 20
 

Nature Park

Located in the northwestern outskirt of Langfang City, the Nature Park is the natural landscape famous for its rustic charm. Covering an area of 193 hectare, 90% of it is verdant woods where more than 40 varieties of wild birds established their homes.   An artificial lake in the middle of the park sparkles brightly in the sunlight. To the west of the lake stands a newly built cultural forest of tablets. To the east, one finds eight lifesize white marble elephants. To the north is an animal sightseeing park. To the south, on the other hand, is the elegant and classic "Jingyun Fengqing" (The Appeal and Charm of Beijing) which resembles the courtyard layout of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). Moreover, many pieces of commemorative woodlands have been opened recently, such as Qingnian (Youth) Wood, Jinguo (Heroine) Wood, and Shimin (Citizen) Wood.

Covered by green wildwood, Langfang Nature Park appeals to those intending to return to nature and emphasize on living harmoniously with nature. It enjoys a resounding prestige over Hebei Province and north China.
 

How to get to Langfang

This city is only a 20 or 30 minute ride from Beijing and Tianjin respectively. There are buses and trains daily from this city to Beijing and Tianjin departing every 15 to 20 minutes. Many trains go to Beijing and Tianjin via the city, the trip taking about one hour.

Weather

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Langfang enjoys a temperate, continental monsoon climate with four clear seasons. The weather in spring is dry and windy, and it is hot and rainy in summer. Autumn is cool and comfortable, while winter is chilly. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 4.7°C (40.5°F) and July the hottest with an average temperature of 26.2°C (79.2°F).

 When to Go: Autumn is the best season in which to visit there.

Langfang Travel Tips

 Physical Features: The terrain of the city is low and flat. Depressions and dunes can both be found in this area. Its northern part is mainly comprised of hills and mountain areas. But the central and southern part of the city is alluvial plain which is much lower in altitude.

 History: According to historical records, ancestors of the Langfang people inhabited this area as early as 6,000 thousand years ago. It was included in the territory of the Yan Kingdom during the Warring States Period (476BC-221BC), and as a national boundary of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and Liao Kingdom (an ethnic regime in north China). It was just a small and shallow village in the eighteenth Century and gradually became a town in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

 Special Local Products:
Foods: pear, walnut, golden thread small jujube
Handicrafts: willow knitting of Gu'an County, cloisonne

 Langfang New Century Walk Street is a good shopping destination which is located in the central downtown area. The European style architecture of the street truly provides a feast for the eye. In addition, the city has rich geothermal resources. It is a wonderful idea to have a spa in the Mingtang Hotspring in Bazhou City.

- Last modified on Jul. 23, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Langfang Travel
Asked by Navneet Bhatnagar from INDIA | Jul. 22, 2018 19:58Reply
I want to go from Linyi to Langfang city by train. Can any one suggest the best route?
Is there any direct train between the two cities?
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Answered by Michelle from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 23, 2018 01:52
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Yes, one train departs from LY at 14:43 and it takes around 12.5 hours to get.
Asked by Lyailya from KAZAKHSTAN | Feb. 20, 2018 01:21Reply
please i want to make police certfcate no crime record.
please advice some agency whom i can to apply?
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Answered by Phebe from FRANCE | Feb. 23, 2018 01:08
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If you need a no crime record in China, you are suggested to apply for it in local Public Security Bureau; if you it refers to the record in your country, you need to contact an agency of your country to help you.
Asked by mamdouh from OMAN | Aug. 25, 2015 08:07Reply
Please I want make booking in the Green tree inn in Langfang.
How can make it i will visit the city for visit seed expo from 16-19 /09/2015 can you help me
Mamdouh
S.Of Oman
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Answered by Guina from DENMARK | Aug. 26, 2015 03:32
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You must plan to stay at Green Tree Inn Conference and Exhibition Center Branch. Just dial 0316-6088998 to book the hotel in advance.
Answered by mamdouh from OMAN | Aug. 29, 2015 03:22
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Thanks so much my dear and nice to meet you
Asked by juergen from GERMANY | Apr. 14, 2014 02:38Reply
Whats intersting in langfang? good place to live?
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Answered by Bob from SINGAPORE | Apr. 14, 2014 04:40
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I only know the Grand Epoch City is worth seeing. Besides, I heard the Jiutian Leisure Valley is a good place to spend the weekends.

I think this city is good place to live. It is not very far from Beijing, but much cleaner than Beijing. There is not so many people and the transportation is convenient.
Answered by Juergen from GERMANY | Apr. 15, 2014 21:38
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Thanks bob
Asked by Nadia from EGYPT | Jun. 30, 2013 13:22Reply
Inquiry about Langfang shuttle bus from Tianjin airport
I want to come from Tianjin airport to LF at 1 o'clock night time. Could anyone help me to tell that can i take the shuttle bus? what is the timing of shuttle buses to LF? Thanks
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Answered by Iris from UAE | Jun. 30, 2013 20:42
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There is no shuttle bus from TJ airport to the destination directly, so I think you need to stay one night in TJ.
In the next morning, you can go to TJ South Railway station to take the bullet trains or take the direct buses at local West Bus Station. The only one direct bus leave at around 07:15.
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