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It's a must-see in Hebei - Wa Huang Palace

By Li Yang ( Updated: 2014-06-25 14:40

The Wa Huang Palace, in Shexian county near the city of Handan, Hebei province has developed into the scenic spot to see in Hebei, after a local government renovation and in line with its opening-up policy.

The palace area covers 1.96 square kilometers of land and contains several places that represent the culture and history of China’s legendary ancestor Nu Wa.

These include three places - Chaoyuan, Guangsheng, and Wa Huang - and it is worth noting that Wa Huang is a "hanging temple", 23 meters tall that is tied to the cliff by iron chains.

Thanks to the government's renovation work, there is also a new 5-kilometer pedestrian street, Wifi coverage in the whole scenic area, and an electronic audio tour guide, which breathe new life to the area and have attracted more tourists.

The local tourism bureau reports that, by the end of 2013, it had as many as 1.7 million tourists coming to see the Wa Huang Palace, and more than 5,6000 from overseas.

Edited by Roger Bradshaw


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