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Changhetao Destination Guide

Delve into Changhetao in China

Changhetao in the region of Hebei is located in China - some 71 mi or ( 114 km ) North-East of Beijing , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Changhetao

Local time in Changhetao is now 04:06 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Shanghai " with a UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Weichanglu, Jinan, and Beijing. While being here, you might want to check out Tianjin . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Changhetao ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Xinglong Station (NAOC)

Xinglong Station is an observatory (IAU code 327) situated south of the main peak of the Yanshan mountains in Hebei province, China. Installed are seven telescopes: a Mark-III photoelectric astrolabe; a 60 cm reflector; an 85 cm reflector; a 60/90 cm Schmidt telescope; an 1.26m infrared telescope; and a 2.16m telescope. The most recent telescope is the 4m LAMOST. It is a popular tourist site.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 40.39 117.57 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Asteroid-discovering observatories, Astronomical observatories in China, Buildings and structures in Hebei

LAMOST

The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST), also known as the Guoshoujing Telescope after the 13th century Chinese astronomer, is a meridian reflecting Schmidt telescope, located in Xinglong Station, Hebei Province, China. Undertaken by the Chinese Academy of Science, the telescope is planned to conduct a 5-year spectroscopic survey of 10 million Milky Way stars, as well as millions of galaxies. The project’s budget is RMB 235 million yuan.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 40.39 117.57 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Hebei, Chinese telescopes, Telescopes

USS Monocacy incident

The USS Monocacy incident was an attack on the American gunboat Monocacy in January 1918 by Chinese soldiers along the Yangtze River. It was one of many incidents at the time involving armed Chinese firing on foreign vessels.

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Located at 40.36 117.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 13 km away
Tags: 1918 in China, Battles and operations of the Yangtze Patrol, Battles involving China, China–United States relations, Combat incidents, Maritime incidents in 1918, Military history of the United States

Huangyaguan

Huangyaguan or Huangya Pass is a small section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Ji County, Tianjin municipality, approximately 78 miles north of urban Tianjin city. The site lies on a steep and abrupt mountain ridge. Huangyaguan was originally built over 1400 years ago in the Northern Qi Dynasty and reinforced with brick walls in the Ming Dynasty. In 1984, major repair work has been performed on over 3 kilometres of the wall including on 20 water towers and 1 water pass.

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Located at 40.23 117.41 (Lat./Long.); Less than 23 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Tianjin, Great Wall of China

Malanyu

Malanyu is a town approximately 30 kilometres west of the city of Zunhua, Hebei, China, which administrates the town. It is the location of the final resting place of some of the Qing emperors and empresses. Malanyu lies about 120 kilometers from the Forbidden City in Beijing.

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Located at 40.19 117.70 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: Cities in Hebei