The First Town under the Heaven is located at the Anping Development Zone in Xianghe County, Hebei Province, which with an estimated total investment of 2.0 billion RMB, had its construction commenced on August 18, 1992, covers a total floor area of 1.333 million square meters, including a building area of 380,000 square meters, and consists of one center, five major scenic regions and 88 sets of attractions. The Town is a large-scale modern tourist and scenic park second to none in China and integrating both history and reality, both the classical and the modern, both palace and folk elements, both enlightenment and enjoyment and both reason and sense. On April 28, 1998, the Town officially opened to welcome tourists from all over the world.
Situated at Langfang Economic & Technical Development Zone, the oriental university town is adjacent to the Beijing-Tianjin-Tanggu Expressway and 40 KM to Beijing and 60 KM to Tianjin. With a planned floor area of 20,000 mu and an estimated investment of 12 billion RMB, the Oriental University City will complete construction of teaching buildings, scientific research and laboratory buildings, modern libraries, sports centers, teachers’ apartments as well as a complete series of supporting service facilities, including those for preschool education, primary school education, middle school education, medical care, catering service, recreation and entertainment, etc. The building area will reach 7.80 million square meters, making the City an education park that can accommodate 150,000 students and 50,000 teachers and workers.