Shijiazhuang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 石家庄 (shí jiā zhuāng)
Area: 14,464 square kilometers (5584 square miles)
Location: in the south-central of Hebei Province, north China
Administrative Division: 8 districts (Chang’an, Qiaoxi, Xinhua, Yuhua, Jingxing Mining, Gaocheng, Luquan, Luancheng);11 counties (Jingjing, Zhengding, Hangtang, Lingshou, Gaoyi, Shenze, Zanhuang, Wuji, Pingshan, Yuanshi, Zhaoxian); 2 city-level counties (Jinzhou, Xinle)
Area Code: 0311
Zip Code: 050000
GDP (2019): CNY 580.99 billion (USD 84.21 billion)
Key Transportation Hub of China’s Railways
Located in the vicinity of the North China Plain, Shijiazhuang is the capital of Hebei Province, neighboring Beijing and Tianjin to the north. It also borders the Bohai Sea to the east and lies against the continuous Taihang Mountain to the west. 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 new opportunities, opening an industrial chapter in this city. Now, it is a city where the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan Railway, Shijiazhuang-Dezhou Railway and Shuozhou-Huanghua Railway meet. Among them, Beijing-Guangzhou Railway is important to Chinese and foreign exchanges, and Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan Railway is the main channel for Shanxi coal transportation. All of those make it one of China’s main railway transport hubs.
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.
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.
Anji Bridge (Zhaozhou Bridge)
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
Traffic Accident Call: 122
|Local Modern Buildings and Malls|
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
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
|Branch Office of China Pos|
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
Address: No.225, Jianshe Dajie (North)
Bus routes: 2, 31, 41, 112
Address: No.265, Zhonghua Dajie (North)
Bus routes: 8, 17, 23, 118
Address: No.166, Zhongshan Road (East)
From there to the research center, you can take Bus Line 67 from East Square to Provincial Seismological Bureau. Get off the bus, walk south about 50m, you can see the center.
1. May you advise me the Metro station which is nearest to Zhengding International Airport?
2. Any Metro line connects the Metro system with Zhengding International Airport?
3. We will visit Shanghai and then visit the city, which Railway Station should we chose in Shanghai and Shijiazhuang? We have planned to stay at hotel near The Bund ̣(Shanghai) and Xinbai Plaza (Shijiazhuang).
Thank you so much in advance.
2. At present, there is no metro line to the airport.
3. Shanghai Railway Station and Shijiazhuang North Railway station are more recommended.