Shijiazhuang attractions

Mountain in Shijiazhuang

Cāngyán Shān

This is the site of the transcendent, cliff-spanning Hanging Palace, a Sui-dynasty construction perched halfway up a precipitous gorge. If you think you’ve seen it before, you probably have – this was one of the loc…
Bridge in Shijiazhuang

Zhàozhōu Bridge

China’s oldest bridge still standing, the Zhàozhōu Bridge has spanned the Jiǎo River (Jiǎo Hé) for 1400 years. As the world’s first segmental arch bridge (ie its arch is a segment of a circle, as opposed to a comple…
Museum in Shijiazhuang

Héběi Provincial Museum

Wandering the cavernous halls of the provincial museum will take you deep into the multilayered realms of Chinese history, with most exhibits focusing on archaeological excavations that date as far back as the Shang…
Memorial in Shijiazhuang

Revolutionary Martyrs’ Mausoleum

With its emphasis on patriotic education, this mausoleum is located in a pleasant, tree-shaded park and contains the tomb of Canadian doctor Norman Bethune (1890–1939), a surgeon with the Eighth Route Army in the wa…
Park in Shijiazhuang

People's Square

People's Square comes alive in the early morning with legions of taichi practioners, and in the early evening, when group dancers descend en masse.