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Handan (邯郸; Hándān) is a city in Hebei.

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  • Jinjiluyu Martyrs Cemetery (晋冀鲁豫烈士陵园 Jìnjìlǔyù lièshì língyuán) - a cemetery of soldiers and heroes who died during the war against Japan. A tomb for a chief-of-staff of the army is also here.
  • Dragon Lake Park (龙湖公园 Lónghú gōngyuán) - a park beautifully illuminated at night.
  • Xiangtangshan Grottoes (响堂山石窟 Xiǎngtángshān shíkū) - the Xiangtangshan Grottoes are caves carved into the mountain as temples. They are the largest grottoes ever discovered in Hebei and also one of the largest religious grottoes in China. Digging of the grottoes began during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577) and continued through the Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties. There are 16 grottoes and about 4,000 statues on the north and south sides of the mountain. The distance between the north and south sides are about 15km. Hours: 8AM to 5:30PM. Admission: 40RMB. How to get there: Travelers can take a bus from Handan West Railway Station to Pengcheng city or take the No. 5 bus from Handan East Railway Station and get off at the Southern Xiangtangshan Grottoes stop. Travellers to the Northern Xiangtangshan Grottoes can take the No. 4 bus.
  • Wahuang Palace (娲皇宫 Wāhuánggōng) - also well-known as Grandma Temple (奶奶顶 Nǎinɑidǐng), it was first built during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 - 577), constructed in remembrance of Nuwa, a goddess in Chinese mythology. The temple is built along the contours of a mountain amid beautiful scenery. It's far from Handan city center itself, but only 10km from She County (涉县). Hours of operation: 8:30AM-5PM. Admission: 60RMB.
  • Guangfu Ancient City (广府古城 Guǎngfǔ gǔchéng) - similar to the more-famous Pingyao, it's a walled city surrounded by a moat with a history of roughly 2,600 years. Located 20km from Handan in Yongnian county.
  • Jingniang Lake (京娘湖 Jīngniánghú) - a lake where you can take a boat and go through scenic gorges. Located in Wu'an city (武安) roughly 60km from Handan.

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Routes through Handan
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