Dingzhou City is located between Baoding and Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province and is a famous city in the history and culture of Hebei. Dingzhou's Kaiyuan Temple Pagoda is one of its Eight Great Sights. Yangge drama is an artistic form unique to Dingzhou, that is highly praised by those who see it performed. Dingzhou is known throughout the world for its long history and brilliant, rich culture. Since the days of the Zhou and Shang dynasties (c. 1600-256 BCE), Dingzhou has always been a political, economic, military, and cultural center in northern China and has left behind a rich cultural heritage.