Xinxiang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 新乡市 (xīn xiāng shì)
Area: 8,629 square kilometers (3,332 square miles)
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Weibin, Hongqi, Fengquan, Muye); 6 counties (Xinxiang, Huojia, Yuanyang, Yanjin, Fengqiu, Changyuan); 2 county-level cities (Weihui, Huixian)
Seat of the City Government: 1A, Renmin Dong Lu, Weibin District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0373-303314, 3079160
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 134, Bei Gan Dao, Hongqi District
China Post: 189, Heping Lu, Muye District
Location: Situated in northern Henan Province, Xinxiang is an important manufacturing and farm production base of the province, separated from Zhengzhou and Kaifeng by the Yellow River in the south in neighborhood of southeastern Shanxi Province in the west and western Shandong in the east.
History: This area was known as the territory of ancient Yong Kingdom before the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC). It had been over 1,400 years since the Sui (581-618) Court first established Xinxiang County in 586. During the early years after the founding of the PRC, it was the capital city of Pingyuan Province.
Physical Features: The city lies in the drainage areas of the Yellow River and Haihe River. Therefore, plain is the principal type of landform in this city, occupying seventy-eight percent of its total land area.
Climate: Enjoying a warm temperate continental climate, the city has four distinct seasons with an annual average temperature of 14℃ (57.2℉). Coldest and hottest days appear in July and January. The autumn is cool and the spring usually comes early.
When to Go: Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit the city.
Special Local Products: hawkthorn, apricot, honeysuckle, megranate, Luoguo Marinated Meat
Mausoleum of King Lujian is located 13 kilometers (8 miles) north of the downtown Xinxiang at the south foot of the Fenghuang (Phoenix) Mountain. Being the most intact princly mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), this memorial consists of two tombs, the King Lujian tomb in the east and the tomb of his wife in the west. Stone carvings preserved in the mausoleum are definitely treasures showing the exquisite standard of art in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Baligou Scenic Area nestles in the foothills of the Taihang Mountains. The forest coverage of the scenic area is over ninety percent. In addition to the peerless waterfalls of Northern China and spectacular mountain scenery, it is also a natural reserve for the macaques.
Baiquan Scenic Area is the largest and well-preserved ancient garden architecture complex in Henan Province. According to historic records, Baiquan rose before the Shang Dynasty (16th -11th century BC) with more than three thousand years of history. Through dynasties of exploitation and construction, the area is blessed with abundant historical relics.
Other Scenic Spots: Bigan Temple, Wanxianshan Scenic Area, Guanshan Geo-park
Xinxiang Travel Tips:
The city is only 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan. For the short distance to the traffic hub of the province, visitors can have Zhengzhou as a transfer station to many other places. The city is no more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, but there is no airport bus reach this city. Visitors should get to Zhengzhou Civil Aviation Hotel in No.3, Jinshui Lu and changes to the airport buses, or take taxis from Xinxiang directly to the airport.
Xinxiang Central Bus Station: Ziyou Lu, Weibin District