The city of Langfang is in Hebei Province, China. The city borders the capital Beijing in the north, Cangzhou in the south, Tianjin to the east and Baoding to the west. As it is a 20 or 30 minutes’ bus or train ride into Beijing, the city is a popular commuter area. It is also home to many computer and technology manufacturers. With an abundance of parks, stadiums, conference centres and shopping facilities it’s a popular city to visit for both business and pleasure.
Langfang Nature Park is a popular place to begin a city exploration. The park landscape incorporates an artificial lake and crystal springs where many flowers and rare birdlife can be viewed. Keen botanists will enjoy seeking out Turui and Lotus flowers as they stroll through the park, and birdwatchers can attempt to spot over 40 varieties of wild birds in the forest zone. Families will enjoy taking a boat ride, relaxing with a picnic or admiring the various statues, monuments and wildlife. In the centre of Langfang, New Century Walking Street is a regular haunt for both locals and tourists. It’s one of the main shopping and dining locations in the city. The European style architecture will draw admiring glances, as there are plenty of places to sit, relax, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Langfang is also home to a world-class exhibition and conference centre which showcases some of the largest expos, events and exhibitions in China.
Visitors arriving by air will do so via Beijing Capital Airport or Tianjin Airport, both of which are accessible by shuttle bus. The journey time is around one hour to both. Regular train services run to and from Langfang, incorporating stations at Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Tianjin and many more locations. There are over 15 bus routes servicing the city, and most suburbs are accessible. Taxis are readily available, and most city centre attractions are within a short walk of one another.
The history of Langfang dates back over 6,000 years, archaeological discoveries in the area show that the district was inhabited during this period. It gradually progressed into a town, then into a city during the latter years of the Qing dynasty. The city specialises in the growth of produce including walnuts and pears and is famed for local handicrafts such as willow knitted items. The city is a large manufacturing zone in the field of technology and possesses vast natural and mineral resources. It was named recently as one of the best locations for tourism in China.