Shijiazhuang Travel Guide

Shijiazhuang Travel Guide

Basic Facts

Shijiazhuang MapArea: 15,800 square kilometers (6100.4 square miles)
Population: 9,395,000
Area Code: 0311
Zip Code: 050000

Located in the vicinity of the North China Plain, Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province, neighbors Beijing and Tianjin in the north, Bohai Sea in the east, and lies against the continuous Taihang Mountain in the west. Covering an area of 15.8 thousand square kilometers (6100.4 square miles), it has 6 districts, 12 counties, 5 county-level cities and 1 national-level new and high-tech development zone under its prefecture. This city has a population of 9.395 million, 2.313 million of whom live in the urban area.

This city is often referred to as being lucky in recent Chinese history. Once a small village, it developed under modern railway construction. A century ago, when the Lu-Han Railway stretched to the former Shijiazhuang Village, it brought with it new opportunities, opening an industrial chapter in  this city. No one could have predicted that this small, unknown village would have developed rapidly into the modern capital city of Hebei Province.

As the economic, political, cultural and scientific center of Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang is becoming more and more beautiful with recent urban development. A jade-like moat  embraces the city gently, bordered by 20 charming parks. This beautiful city is filled with culture and development, attracting visitors with new features daily. 

Stone Arch Bridge
Zhaozhou Bridge

Though it is a relatively young city, it is located on fertile land that boasts splendid cultural history. As such, the city is home to many significant cultural relics, such as the oldest stone-arch bridge in China, Zhaozhou Bridge, and one of China's three hanging temples Qiaoloudian Hall (Bridge-Tower Hall). Moreover, the grand Taihang Mountain, which lies to the west, provide charming natural scenery. Mt. Cangyan Scenic Area and Zhangshiyan Scenic Area also attract visitors from all over China and the world.

 Famous Attractions:
Anji Bridge (Zhaozhou Bridge)

Xibaipo Village


From December 28th, 2017, citizens of some countries and regions such as USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, and Netherlands are granted a visa-free stay of not more than 144 hours when making an international transfer via Zhengding Airport.

Shijiazhuang Travel Tips

 Emergency Numbers:
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Traffic Accident Call: 122
Street View, Shijiazhuang
Local Modern Buildings and Malls

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

 Banking Services:
A foreign exchange service is available at the Bank of China. Below are listed some of the major branches in this city:
Provincial Branch: No.80, Xinhua Road
Zhongshan Road (West) Branch: No.691, Zhongshan Road (West)

Meiji Street Branch: No.413, Yuhua Road (East)
Tinan Branch: No.265, Tiyu Dajie (South)
Yucai Branch: No.180, Yucai Street

Post Office
Branch Office of China Pos

 Post Offices:
Fanxi Road Branch: No.3, Fanxi Road
Jiangshenan Branch: No.23, Jianshe Dajie (South)
Yuhua Road (West) Branch: No.243, Yuhua Road (West)

Peace Hospital (Bethune International Peace Hospital)
Address: No.398, Zhongshan Road (West)
Bus routes: 1, 15, 38

The First Hospital of Shijiazhuang City
Address: No.36, Fanxi Road
Bus routes: 10, 30, 26, 6

 Internet Bars:
Stratagem Fiend
Flagship Branch
Address: No.225, Jianshe Dajie (North)
Bus routes: 2, 31, 41, 112
Zhonghua Branch:
Address: No.265, Zhonghua Dajie (North)
Bus routes: 8, 17, 23, 118

 Book Stores:
Book Building
Address: No.166, Zhongshan Road (East)

- Last modified on Dec. 03, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shijiazhuang Travel
Asked by Sarawut from THAILAND | Dec. 02, 2018 01:22Reply
Would The glass bridge in Hongyagu Scenic Area be opened in March 2019?
Answers (1)
Answered by Qahira from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 18:25

Yes, it would.
Asked by Khairil from MALAYSIA | Mar. 24, 2018 19:04Reply
Hi! How to go to Hongyagu Glass Bridge and what is the price?
Would like to know its opening hours too. Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Hermione Ivy Brooks from CHINA | Mar. 25, 2018 00:52

Hello my friend !It is located in Ping shan,opening from9to17:30.You can go there by car,or by traveling bus.Hope l have helped you.
Asked by Kim from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 17, 2018 18:11Reply
What is the cost of a ticket to walk across the world’s longest glass bridge near Shijiazhuang
Answers (1)
Answered by Tomson from USA | Feb. 22, 2018 02:48

As I know, the fare of the combo ticket (Hongya Valley +Glass Bridge) is 170yuan. Enjoy your time!
Asked by Chantal from HOLLAND | Jan. 28, 2018 10:47Reply
Where is the glass bridge in or near Shijiazhuang?
Aside from some information regarding The opening of the glass bridge, we can not find a lot of info. Where is the bridge located exactly and how can we reach it? Do we need to reserve in advance? Thank you for your reply!
Answers (3)
Answered by Alina from SINGAPORE | Jan. 28, 2018 20:50

The glass bridge has opened and is in Hongyagu Scenic Area whose exact location is Banshan Village, Wentang Town, Pingshan County. At SJZ North Bus Station, direct buses to Hongyagu leave at 10:10, 12:35 and 15:30, and the last bus to return leaves at 15:00. It takes 60-70min and CNY25 per person for a single trip. I heard it is fine to buy ticket on the spot and no reservation is required.
Answered by Edlina from RUSIA | Mar. 24, 2018 19:07

Hi Alina. The bus leaving to Hongyagu is it a direct bus to the Hongyagu Scenic Area i.e. the glass bridge?
Answered by Nigel | Mar. 25, 2018 21:06

The bus will drop you off at the parking lot of the scenic area, and then you can walk or take the battery car to the glass bridge.
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