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Explore Maoshan in China

Maoshan in the region of Hebei is a town in China - some 61 mi or ( 98 km ) North-East of Beijing , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Maoshan

Current time in Maoshan is now 12:54 AM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Shanghai " with a UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Yangquan, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Weichanglu, and Jinan. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Yangquan . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Maoshan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Chine Beijing (CH-2) 中國

9:07 min by M8MAM
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45-voyage en Chine en 1996. La cité interdite. www.marcopoloimaginaire.com ..

Women weaving sweaters

1:19 min by thegreatwallker
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A look around in a very small weaving factory. It was a hot day, so I just strolled in to get a look, have a little chat and get out of the sun. Notice the dog making sure I don't get too close. I oft ..


Great Wall Marathon 2010 - Start

1:05 min by shwankalt
Views: 1018 Rating: 5.00

The start of the 2010 Great Wall Marathon! (Look for the runners in working suit and hardhat.) ..

Entering a long and very dark tunnel

0:25 min by thegreatwallker
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This tunnel was at the top of some high mountains. There was not lighting at all, and I only had a three LED lightweight headlamp. I had to hold it close to the ground to see anything. Just as I was a ..


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Interesting facts about this location

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 40.23 117.41 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Tianjin, Great Wall of China

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 40.36 117.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 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

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 17 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 17 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Hebei, Chinese telescopes, Telescopes