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Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province, is geographically the center city of China. It is renowned as one of the eight historical capitals of China. Early as 3600 years ago, Zhengzhou was the capital of the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC - 1050 BC). During the following dynasties, it served as capital for four times. It is considered to be the cradle of China's civilization.

It borders Yellow River to the north, Mount Songshan to the west and Huanghuai Plaint to the southeast. Zhenzhou is the transportation conjunction of Henan Province, as well as one of the transportation hubs of China. It was called Zhongzhou in the ancient time, which means the Transportation Hub of Ten Provinces. It is about 760 km (about 472 miles) south of Beijing and 480 kilometers (about 298 miles) east of Xi'an. It just takes about one hour to get to Luoyang and Kaifeng of Henan Province from Zhengzhou respectively, which are both one of the eight historical Chinese capitals.

The tree of Zhengzhou, chinar is planted at both sides of the main streets of the city, which wins Zhengzhou a title of the Green City of Central China. The climate here is distinct with abundant sunshine. The annual average temperature is 14.3℃. the highest temperature reaches 43℃ in July. And the rain season is in July, August and September. The coldest season is in January and the lowest temperature reaches -17℃.

Over 3600 years long history endows Zhengzhou with plenty of historical and cultural relics. Henan Museum, one of the oldest museums in China, is a history and art museum. It has a collection of more than 130,000 pieces of cultural relics through the ages. Mount Songshan, located at Dengfeng city (one county-level city of Zhengzhou), is one of the Five Sacred Mountains of China. It is applying to be one of the World Heritage Sites in China based on its natural beauty and historical and cultural significance. Shaolin Temple, situated at the food of Mount Songshan, is the birthplace of Shaolin Kungfu. Chenjiagou, the cradle of Chinese Taiji Quan, is located at Jiaozuo city, just one hour drive from Zhengzhou city. Both of them should never be missed for Chinese Kung Fu enthusiasts. Loyal Family Tombs of the Song Dynasty are located at Gongyi (one county-level city of Zhengzhou), whose large scale is rare in China. Yinxu, the ruins of the last capital of China's Shang Dynasty (1766 BC - 1050 BC), is one of the oldest and largest archaeological sites in China and is one of the Historical capitals of China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located near the modern city of Anyang; just about two hours drive from Zhengzhou city.

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Yellow River Scenery Area The Yellow River Scenic Area is situated northwest of Zhengzhou City, in Henan Province. The scenic area is surprisingly beautiful. As seen from a high point in this scenic area, the mighty Yellow River rushes by and demonstrates ...Read More
The Yellow River Park is located near Zhengzhou city, about 28km northwest, and is backed by a beautiful mound called the Yue Hill. The park is composed of four parts: Wanglongfeng Scenic Spot where the Water Conservancy Project to divert the Yellow River ...Read More
Ticket 20 yuan Introduce Have another name called YanGong Yun, 37 kilometers southwest of Zhengzhou new dense city east military to make the intersection of Hubei and bank, , praised as Cultural and educational first ancestor s Holy Land of China , peerless ...Read More

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by Raissa 2011-05-23
Ticket 20 yuan Traffic Take advantage of Zhengzhou go tiger-hunting the intersection of pavilion and station get off to long-distance bus to step on copy, about 1 hour such as drive. Introduce Lie in the new dense city of 40 kilometers of southwest of Zhengzhou, that was more than 1800 years ago. The tomb divides the part of the things two, two tombs stand ...
by Tomo 2011-05-23
Traffic Take Bus No. 322 and get off at terminus Introduce Smelt the iron site and lie in market the Northwest of Zhengzhou in ancient Ying. With an area of 120,000 square meters. Find two big blast furnaces of iron-smelting at present, stove jar is shown in oval, the oven, stove base were built with dark brown seat clay rammer, a wooden trace that in front ...
by Francisco 2011-05-23
Ticket 10 yuan Traffic Can arrive to take Bus No.s 16, 310. Introduce Lying in the north suburb of Zhengzhou, Song Shi once built the floodgate to harness the river here, had formed the village gradually later. Move with the south of the Yellow River river, the village is flooded by the river, become the Yellow River ferry, named the garden mouth. In June of ...