Chinese Simplified

    The name of TangShan originated in Tang Dynasty. In the 19th year of ZhenGuan Period (AD 645), Emperor TaiZong of Tang LI ShiMin made an east tour and garrisoned in DaCheng Mountain. He once came to the mountainside for view and fishing. Pleased with what he saw, he granted and surnamed the mountain TANG. So the mountain became MOUNT TANG and the water became TANG XI (XI for brook in Chinese) which is now the DouHe (River Dou). The bridge on water was called TangShan Bridge while the town over the bridgehead was called TangShan Township. That was the story.