Daiwangcheng Site in Zhangjiakou
Chinese Name: 张家口市蔚县代王城遗址
English Name: Daiwangcheng Site in Zhangjiakou
Type: Historical site & Cultural site, Cultural relic
Best Time: Spring and Autumn
Recommended Visiting Hours: 2 or 3 hours
Opening Hours: All day
Location: Yu County, Hebei
Why is Daiwangcheng Site so Special?
In 2001, the Daiwangcheng Site(代王城遗址)was announced by the State Council as the fifth batch of national key cultural relics protection units.
Daiwangcheng Site is situated around the Daiwang Town Government (10 kilometers) east of Yuxian City, Hebei Province. According to the field investigation and the analysis of the relics unearthed in Daiwangcheng, the Daiwangcheng Site is the capital city of the Spring and Autumn Period to the Han Dynasty.
Location & Background
Daiwangcheng Site is located in Daiwang Town, Yu County, Hebei Province. Built in the Zhou Dynasty (about 11th century B.C. to 256 B.C.), the city has a wall site about 2 meters high, 3 meters wide and 9.7 kilometers long. It is now a key cultural relic protection unit in China. In 2001, the Daiwangcheng Site was announced by the State Council as the fifth batch of national key cultural relics protection units. The plane shape of the imperial city site in the Han Dynasty is very rare, which provides important material for the study of the urban construction history of the Han Dynasty and China. At the same time, because it is located in the north, it is also very important for the study of cultural exchanges between ethnic minorities and Han people in northern China.
The plain- formo f the imperial city site in the Han Dynasty is very rare, which provides important material for the study of the urban construction history of the Han Dynasty and China. At the same time, because it is located in the north, it is also very important for the study of cultural exchanges between ethnic minorities and Han people in northern China.
Main Attractions in Daiwangcheng site
The Range of Daiwangcheng Site
Daiwangcheng Site belongs to the national key cultural relics protection unit, the city wall was built in Zhou Dynasty, 3400 meters wide in East and west, 2200 meters long in North and south, 9265 meters in circumference. The city wall is 3-12 meters high, with 11 horse faces on the South wall, and 9 gate sites are still indistinguishable.
Tombs of Han Dynasty
The southeastern part of the city is a palace area with a huge area. Han Dynasty relics were found. There are many Han Dynasty tombs outside the city, 63 of which are the Royal noble tombs at that time.
There are Jinbo river(金波泉) and Mihe(密河) river in the city. The both flow out of the city to north and finally flow into Huliuhe River(壶流河). The west part of the city is saline-alkali beach, and the east part is cultivated land of the city wall.
Useful Travel Tips
- Traffic Guide: You can Directly Take a bus from Zhangjiakou to Yuxian, when you get to Yuxian county, you will find it.
- Best Time to Visit: During Spring and Autumn, the weather is very cool, it is the best time to visit Daiwangcheng site.
- Tickets: No admission fee.
Surrounding Scenic Spots
Baoyun Pagoda is a brick and wood structure with a height of 35 meters and a base circumference of 25.6 meters. The whole tower is nine-storey octahedral pyramid, vigorous and simple, which reflects the architectural talent of the working people.
Every October, thousands of Oriental storks(东方白鹳) come to Tanghai Wetland to inhabit, and stay for about one month. Oriental stork has only 3000 birds in the world. It is a kind of national protection bird. It breeds in the Northeast in summer, returns to the South with its wife and children in autumn, and winters in Poyang Lake(鄱阳湖) in winter. Tanghai wetland is an important post station for Oriental storks to migrate to the south. Every year, they stay in the wetland for more than one month to supplement nutrition, then cross the Bohai Sea(渤海) and finally reach Poyang Lake.
Baiyangdian Hot Spring Town(白洋淀温泉城)
Baiyangdian Hot Spring City is located on the shore of Baiyangdian Lake in Xiongxian County, Baoding City, Hebei Province(河北省保定市雄县境内). It is a newly developed tourist resort in North China, which integrates tourism, vacation, leisure, recuperation, recreation and conference. It is now a tourist resort in Hebei Province. Baiyangdian Hot Spring City is known as the “North Little Jiangnan”.