Tangshan Travel Guide

Tangshan Facts

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Chinese Name: 唐山 (táng shān)
Population: 7,190,000 (Urban Population: 3,010,000)
Area: 13,472 square kilometers (5205 square miles
Nationalities: Han, Man, Hui, Mongol

Location: Seated in eastern part of Hebei Province, the city is 180 kilometers (112 miles) east of Beijing, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of Tianjin and 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of Qinhuangdao with the Bohai Sea 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the Tangshan downtown. The city neighbors Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Henan, Shandong provinces

Administrative Division: 6 districts (Lubei, Lunan, Guye, Kaiping, Fengrun, Fengnan); 6 counties (Luan, Luannan, Leting. Qianxi, Yutian, Tanghai); 2 county-level cities (Zunhua, Qian'an); 4 development zones; 1 precinct; I industrial area

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0315-2802893
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0315-2219198, 2217768

Tangshan Attractions - Things to Do

 Eastern Qing Mausoleum: the most magnificent and well preserved architectural complex of Imperial Tombs of Ming and Qing Emperor with 15 catacombs

 Jingzhong Mountain: a religious mountain well-known for its combination of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian buildings since Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

 The Great Wall under Water (Xifengkou and Panjiakou Great Wall): a part of the Great Wall constructed in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in northern Tangshan City with several passes submerged under the water of Xifeng Lake

Other tourist attractions:
Islets: Puti, Jinsha, Yuetuo
Mountains: Lingshan Mountain, Jiufeng Mountain

How to get to Tangshan from Beijing/Tianjin

The transport from Tangshan to Beijing and Tianjin is convenient. There are many buses and trains a day to Beijing and Tianjing from the local West Bus Station taking about 2 to 3 hours.

Weather

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Enjoying a warm-temperate monsoon climate, Tangshan is dry in spring, hot and rainy in summer, and chilly in winter. The average annual temperature is near 11C (51.8F), and its average yearly rainfall reaches 760 millimeters (30 inches).

 When to Go: Summer and autumn are the beat seasons to visit - with the calm sea in summer, cool and pleasant weather in autumn.

Tangshan Travel Tips

 Dining: The local dishes have typical salty flavor of North China. Sea cucumber with pork joint, sliced fish with sauce and braised turtle rim are the specialties while the local honey sesame candy and Chinese chessman shaped pancake are the favorite snacks of locals.

 Physical Features: Situated at the bottom of Yanshan Mountain's southern slope, the north of the city occupies mountainous areas, the central plain and the coastline of 199.3 kilometers (124 miles) to the south. Coal, iron, petroleum, natural gas, and salt make up the main natural resources.

 History: According to archaeological discoveries, it was validated that this area was inhabited as far back as 45,000 years ago. It became a shire in Han dynasties (206BC-220AD) and obtained its name 'Tangshan' by the Dachengshan Mountain which was vouchsafed by the emperor in Tang Dynasty (618-907). Since Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it has been an industrial center and was officially founded as a city in 1938.

 Local Highlights: Ping Opera and Leting Drums Song (the most characteristic local operas); Tangshan Shadow Puppetry Play.

 Special Local Products:
Handicrafts: shadow puppetry, willow knitting crafts
Foods: Jingdong chestnuts, Gushu golden thread small Jujube

- Last modified on Jul. 05, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Tangshan Travel
Asked by Ali from CHINA | Jul. 04, 2018 00:26Reply
Yuetuo Island (Leting County, Hebei Province)
Hi. I will be staying in Tianjin, this September for three days. What is the best way to reach Yuetuo Island (Leting County, Hebei Province) from Tianjin?
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Answered by Jim from CANADA | Jul. 05, 2018 18:33
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Hi. You can take a high speed train from TJ to Tangshan and it takes about 40 minutes. Then take a tourism bus line 5 to TS West Bus Station to take a bus to Leting Bus Station. Then take a bus from there to Laoyujian Wharf.
Asked by Sario from PHILIPPINES | May. 30, 2017 15:36Reply
Where can I go to play bowling in Tangshan city?
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Answered by Carl from UK | Jun. 04, 2017 22:55
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As I know, you can play bowling on the 8th floor of TS Hotel, which is loctaed at no.25, North Jianshe Road, Lubei District.
Answered by Sario from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 07, 2018 04:57
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TS Hotel has been demolished since 2013. Could there be another bowling alley in the city?
Answered by Carl from UK | Apr. 07, 2018 21:31
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No, it’s not demolished! I’ve lived there last year. Anyway, you can also play bawling in Yutian Hotel Bowling Room in 2995 West Wuji Street, Yutian County.
Asked by Paulo Rebelo from BRAZIL | Sep. 09, 2016 19:14Reply
Computers and Gadgets in Tangshan
Hi, this will be my first visit to China. Would you know if there any good place for visiting/buying gadgets? Digital and electronic gadgets. Thank you so much. --Rebelo.
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Answered by Hank | Sep. 10, 2016 03:26
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For small quantity of personal use, you may go to Ruide Digital City at No.90, South Jianshe Road in that city. For large quantity, you may consider Guangzhou, there are many wholesale markets for the staff there.
Answered by Paulo Rebelo from BRAZIL | Sep. 11, 2016 14:21
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Thank you so much! I'll see if I can make it to Guangzhou, but it's just for personal use. Thanks!
Asked by kevin from USA | Dec. 22, 2015 17:39Reply
Is there fast train from Tangshan to Beijing now? Cost, time?
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Answered by Li Ming from CHINA | Dec. 22, 2015 20:28
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Yes! There are fast trains between the two cities. The duration is about 1.5 hours.

For a D train, it costs CNY 44.5 or 52 for a second-class seat, and CNY 52.5 or 62 for a first-class seat. For a G train, you need to pay CNY 110.5 for a second-class seat, CNY 184 for a firs-class seat, and CNY 349.5 for a business class.
Answered by Kevin from USA | Dec. 23, 2015 06:51
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Thank you
Asked by Me from MALAYSIA | Sep. 18, 2015 00:17Reply
where will be the good place to do fabric shopping in Tangshan?
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Answered by Jolin from UKRAINE | Sep. 18, 2015 01:42
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You can go to Xiaoshan Clothes Wholesale Market. As I know, there are several shops that sell fabrics. The products usually have good quality and cheap price. This market is located at No.166 to 168, Fuxing Road, Lunan District.
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