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Zhangjiakou

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Zhangjiakou (张家口; Zhāngjiākǒu) is a city in Hebei. It will host some of the events in the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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It is connected to Beijing, the rest of Hebei and Shanxi by the Xuanda and Jingzhang expressways, and Inner Mongolia by National Highway 207.

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In December 2019, a high speed rail link from Beijing North Station was completed and entered operation, in preparation for Zhangjiakou's co-hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The high-speed rail line continues on to Hohhot and Botou in Inner Mongolia. The high-speed line has cut travel times from Beijing North Station to Zhangjiakou from approximately 4 hours to just 47 minutes. Tickets cost approximately ¥80 (May 2020).

There are also still the slow trains which come from the Beijing Main Railway station, via the Beijing-Baotouu conventional railway.

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  • Dajing Gate. A gate in the Great Wall, famous for its dangerous terrain. In ancient China, Zhangjiakou was a ghetto of several ethnic groups near the Mongolia Grassland, a place of military importance. It also plays an important part in the transportation and trade between Han and Mongolia people. The unique geographical location turns to beautiful landscape. Man of letters in ancient times were attracted to the gate.

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