Cangzhou Travel Guide

Cangzhou, named after the “Blue Sea” (Cang Hai), was established as a prefecture in the second year of Xiping during the Northern Wei Dynasty (517 AD), giving it a history of 1,493 years. Originally set in Raoyang, now Qiantong Town in Yanshan County, it was known as “Qiantong City” during the Qin Dynasty. It is famously the departure point where Qin Shi Huang sent Xu Fu to seek the elixir of immortality, leading thousands of boys, girls, and skilled craftsmen on this journey, earning it the title of China’s first overseas hometown.

Cangzhou is also known as the “Lion City” due to its possession of the Cangzhou Iron Lion, a national key cultural relic. Cast in the third year of Guangshun during the Later Zhou Dynasty (953 AD), the iron lion weighs 40 tons, making it a significant historical artifact.

Attractions in Cangzhou

beida mosque cangzhou
Beida Mosque, Cangzhou - Ticket Price, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
Nestled in the heart of Cangzhou, China, Beida Mosque (北大寺), also known as Muslim North Temple, stands as one of the four great mosques in the country,...
acient goverment office of hejian
Ancient Government Office Of Hejian - Ticket Price, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
The Ancient Government Office of Hejian (河间府署), located in Hejian City, Cangzhou, Hebei Province, China, is a historical treasure that has earned the title...
nandagang wetland
Nandagang Wetland - Ticket Price, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
Nandagang Wetland (南大港湿地), located in the northeastern part of Cangzhou City, Hebei Province, is a renowned coastal wetland formed by the siltation of...
wuqiao acrobatics world
Wuqiao acrobatics world - Ticket Price, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
Wuqiao Acrobatics World (吴桥杂技大世界) is nestled in Wuqiao County, located in the southeastern part of Hebei Province, China. It stands as one of the cradles...
cangzhou iron lion
Iron Lion of Cangzhou - Ticket Price, Opening Hours, Transportation, and Highlights
The Iron Lion of Cangzhou (沧州铁狮子), forged during the later years of the Five Dynasties period, holds a history spanning over a thousand years. This remarkable...