Luan River

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Luan River basin

The Luan River (Chinese: 滦河; pinyin: Luánhé, formerly known as Lei Shui, or Ru Shui) is a river in China. It flows northwards from its source in the province of Hebei into the province of Inner Mongolia, and then flows southeast back into Hebei to its mouth on the Bohai Sea. The headstream of the river is known as Shandian River. This part of the river flows near the ancient Mongol capital city of Shangdu. Another important settlement in this section of the river is Duolun. From here, the river's course turns to the southeast.[1] Its length is about 600 km. One subsidiary of the Luan River is the Yixun He, which runs through Hebei.

During its course, the Luan also passes by the Great Wall. After Chengde, the river is navigable.[2]

The largest city on the course of the river is Chengde.

Fountainhead of Luan River


  1. ^ "Luan River". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Luan River". Answers Corporation. Retrieved 13 March 2013.