(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2018-05-15Print Print
Liaocheng is known as a Water City in the north of the Yangtze River. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Liaocheng, situated at the juncture of Hebei, Shandong and Henan provinces, currently comprises a district, a county-level city, and six counties, with a total area of 8,715 square kilometers and a population of 5,970,600 (in 2015).
It is recognized by the State as a famous city with profound history and splendid culture. The Yellow River, mother of the Chinese nation, and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal wind through this city and connect each other to nurture this age-old but modern city. It presently boasts over 400 cultural relics, including three key heritage sites under state protection, and 15 provincial-level protected cultural relic units. Many stories described in the famous Chinese Classical Novels, Water Margin and Jin Ping Mei, are set in Liaocheng.