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Beifang Destination Guide

Delve into Beifang in China

Beifang in the region of Beijing is a city in China - some 22 mi or ( 35 km ) South-West of Beijing , the country's capital .

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Current time in Beifang is now 02:28 AM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Shanghai " with a UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Zhoukoudian, Xinzhou, Xiaohongmen, Wajing, and Tianjin. While being here, make sure to check out Zhoukoudian . Are you curious about the possible sightseeing spots and facts in Beifang ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

China Experimental Fast Reactor

The China Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR) is China's first fast nuclear reactor, and is located outside Beijing at the China Institute of Atomic Energy. It aims to provide China with fast-reactor design, construction, and operational experience, and will be a key facility for testing and researching components and materials to be used in subsequent fast reactors. It achieved first criticality on July 21, 2010. It started generating power a year later on July 21, 2011.

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Located at 39.74 116.03 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Nuclear reactors, Nuclear technology in China

Fangshan District

Fangshan District is situated in the southwest of Beijing, 38 km away from the downtown Beijing. It has an area of 2,019 square kilometres and a population of 814,367 (2000 Census). The district consists of 8 subdistricts of the city of Fangshan, 14 towns, and 6 townships.

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Located at 39.73 115.96 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Districts of Beijing, Fangshan District

Peking Man

Peking Man, Homo erectus pekinensis, is an example of Homo erectus. A group of fossil specimens was discovered in 1923–27 during excavations at Zhoukoudian (Chou K'ou-tien) near Beijing (written "Peking" before the adoption of the Pinyin romanization system), China. More recently, the finds have been dated from roughly 750,000 years ago, and a new Al/Be dating suggests they are in the range of 680,000–780,000 years old.

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Located at 39.73 115.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: Archaeology of China, Early species of Homo, Fossil taxa described in 1927, History of Beijing, Hominin fossils, Lost specimens, Mammals of China, Pleistocene, Prehistoric China, Prehistoric mammals of Asia

Liangxiang, Beijing

Liangxiang is a township of Beijing, Fangshan District, located 25km southwest of the city center. It has 80,000 registered inhabitants with local hukou and a total population of 112,000. Covering approximately 69.2 square kilometres, Liangxiang is one of the largest subdistricts of Fangshan by land area.

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Located at 39.73 116.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: Districts of Beijing

Haotian Pagoda

Haotian Pagoda (Chinese: 昊天塔; pinyin: haòtiāntá; also known as Liangxiang Pagoda, 良乡塔) is a pavilion-style tower in the Fangshan District of Beijing. It has 5 octahedral shaped hollow tiers and is 36m high. Originally constructed during Sui Dynasty, the pagoda has been rebuilt a few times in the last few centuries. The brick tower standing today is built by the Liao Dynasty.

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Located at 39.74 116.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: 1100s architecture, 12th-century architecture, Buddhist temples in Beijing, Chinese architectural history, Chinese architecture, Chinese pagodas, Fangshan District, Khitan history, Liao Dynasty, Octagonal buildings