Handan is a medium-sized city located in the southern part of Hebei
Province in China. It is 163 kilometers away from Shijiazhuang, the
provincial capital of Hebei province. The city administration
governs four districts, the city itself and 14 counties. The entire
administered area is 12,000 square kilometers, and the main urban
area is 457 square kilometers.
The city has a total population of 8.9 million. In the past, it was
the capital of the Zhou Kingdom. The city has a history of more
than 2,500 years, and is considered one of China's historical and
cultural cities. There are many archaeological sites and ancient
places of interest.
Handan was the capital city of the Zhao Kingdom that was one of the
strongest states during the Warring States Period. Many renowned
historical figures were born and brought up here such as the First
Emperor of China, Qinshihuang ; Emperor Wuling of the Zhao Dynasty
about who it was said "He Practices Horse Riding and Arrow Shooting
in Hu's Garbs," and Lian Po and Lin Xiangru who figure in the story
"The General and the Premier Make Up".
Handan has many places for you to tour and enjoy, including as many
as 400 cultural heritage sites and 100 important attractions. You
can visit Wuling Cong Tai Terrace, the Golden Millet Dream, Lu Xian
Ancestral Hall, Toddler Bridge，Xiangtangshan Grottoes，Zhao Wang
City，and Huche Lane.
The city is called an "Excellent Tourism City," a "National Garden
City," "National Double-supported Model City," the "City of Idiom,"
the "City of Prose" and the "City of Tai Chi." The city is approved
by the State Council with local legislative power.
Telephone area code: 0310
Postal zip code: 056002
City flower: China rose.