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Cangzhou is a city of 7.4 million people (2015) in the south-eastern part of Hebei province in China.


Cangzhou city view

Cangzhou is the hometown of martial arts and acrobatics in China, and was awarded the title of the hometown of Chinese calligraphy in 2009.

In 2021, the original Shijiazhuang Yongchang Football Club moved to Cangzhou and changed its name to Cangzhou Lions , becoming the first Chinese top league club in Cangzhou.

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Map of Cangzhou
  • 1 Cangzhou Station (沧州站). One of the stations of the Beijing-Shanghai Railway. The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway passes through Cangzhou and stops at Cangzhou West Railway Station. It only takes 50 minutes to reach Beijing directly. Cangzhou railway station (Q5032349) on Wikidata Cangzhou railway station on Wikipedia

The stations of the Beijing-Kowloon Railway in Cangzhou City include Xinzhongyi Station, Suning Station, Wangzuo Station, Hejian West Station, Beiluzhuang Station and Renqiu Station, and the South.

Expressway: National Highway 105 and National Highway 307 run through the city.

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Iron Lion of Cangzhou
Qingfeng Building
  • 1 Iron Lion of Cangzhou statue (沧州铁狮子). The majestic Cangzhou Iron Lion was built during the Five Dynasties. Iron Lion of Cangzhou (Q6072648) on Wikidata Iron Lion of Cangzhou on Wikipedia
    • In 2011, the new Cangzhou Iron Lion (新滄州鐵獅子) was built in the Lion City Park. This new iron lion is bigger than the original one (1.32 times the original size) and weighs about 120 tons.
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  • Qingfeng Building (清风楼 (沧州)), Jiefang West Road, Yunhe District. It is a modern reconstruction of a building constructed in the Yongkang Dynasty. It was built in 1992, with 5 floors and a height of 30 m on the bank of the Grand Canal. It is an important symbol of Cangzhou City. The first floor displays historical and cultural materials of Cangzhou City. The top floor is an observation deck and the exhibition hall of modern Cangzhou achievements. The remaining three floors are teahouses that display ancient Qingfeng Tower Poems and history. (Q98136668) on Wikidata


The China Wuqiao International Acrobatic Art Festival is held every two years, with the participation of acrobatic troupes from more than a dozen countries and regions. Wuqiao Acrobatics World brings together all traditional Chinese acrobatics performances.



Cangzhou's "Jinsixiaozao" and "Botou Yali" (known as Tianjin Yali, the name of the export port) are famous specialty fruits, and now the newly cultivated Huanghuadongzao has become famous all over the country.




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