Tangshan (唐山) is located in the eastern part of Hebei Province. It's about 112 miles (180 km) to the east of Beijing, 75 miles (120 km) to the northeast of Tianjin and 78 miles (125 km) to the west of Qinhuangdao.
Tangshan is physically divided into three areas: the northern mountainous areas (end of southern slope of Yanshan Mountain), the central plain area, and the southern 124-mile coastline. Tangshan was largely rebuilt after suffering a 8.2 magnitude earthquake in 1976, which destroyed most part of the city.
Besides the scenic spots and heavy industries, ceramic art is another thing that puts Tangshan on the map. First founded over 600 years ago in the Ming Dynasty, Tangshan's ceramic industry is still flourishing today, with its products enjoying great popularity all over the world.
As the "Northern Ceramic City" of China, Tangshan has been hosting the annual China Ceramic Fair successively for 10 years since 1998. Every September, hundreds of ceramic makers will come here from all over China and abroad with their best products, attracting numerous visitors and customers to the Fair.
Tangshan city has a history of over one hundred years. Its name derives from Dachengshan Mountain in the urban city.
Tangshan suffered an earthquake of moment magnitude 8.2 (7.8 from official report) at 3:42 a.m. on July 28, 1976, the Tangshan earthquake, which resulted in a tragically colossal number of casualties. The official death toll was 255,000, but many experts believe that the actual number of fatalities was two to three times that number, making it the most destructive earthquake in modern history. As a result of the earthquake, most of the town had to be rebuilt.
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Tourist sites are aplenty in and around the city. The Eastern Qing Tombs, the ruins of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall, the former residence of Li Dazhao, and many other spots welcome millions of visitors from all over the world each year. In addition, though a city of heavy industry, Tangshan enjoys fresh air from the Bohai Sea 40 km away.
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