Location: Hebei Province, North China
Population: 10 million
Shijiazhuang is the capital of the Hebei Province and, because of this, it is one of the fastest developing cities in China. It has a vibrant culture, incredible historical sites and stunning natural landscapes thanks to its location near the Taihang Mountains.
PLACES TO GO
Shijiazhuang Zoo – a beautiful zoo boasting over 250 different species of animal including pandas, tigers and Indian elephants. Shijiazhuang Botanical Gardens are also located in the same area.
Baodu Zhai – an ancient fortified settlement located at the top of Baodu Mountain. The site is full of ancient buddhist statues, ornate garden areas and ancient military ruins.
Yutang International Sports Centre – a huge stadium in the centre of the city. Not only does the stadium hold exciting sports games, it is also regularly used as a massive concert venue.