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Tuchengtou Destination Guide

Touring Tuchengtou in China

Tuchengtou in the region of Hebei is located in China - some 75 mi or ( 121 km ) North-East of Beijing , the country's capital city .

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Time in Tuchengtou is now 04:14 PM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Shanghai " with a UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Weichanglu, Jinan, and Beijing. Being here already, consider visiting Tianjin . Check out our recomendations for Tuchengtou ? 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 11 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 11 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 20 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

Simatai

Simatai, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall. It was closed in June 2010.

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Located at 40.65 117.41 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Beijing, Great Wall of China, Major national historical and cultural sites in Beijing, Visitor attractions in Beijing