Zhengzhou Travel Guide

Zhengzhou Travel Guide

Zhengzhou MapZhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province, is located in the middle of China. The famous Shaolin Temple near this city is the cradle of the Chinese martial arts that provided the inspiration for Kung Fu movies. Zhengzhou is a vital transportation hub especially for railways as many important railway trunks pass the city such as the Longhai Railway (Lanzhou to Lianyungang) and Jingguang Railway (Beijing to Guangzhou).

The city is a national historical and cultural city and also the first destination for any Henan Tour. The ancient city was the capital of Shang Dynasty (16th - 11th century BC) 3,500 years ago when porcelain and the Chinese technique of bronze smelting were comparatively more developed. A green ceramic glaze pot unearthed in Zhengzhou has been shown to be the most ancient porcelain in China.

For anyone interested in Chinese ancient history and wishing to know more on it, Zhengzhou is one city that should not be missed.

Erqi Memorial Tower
Erqi Memorial Tower

A long history has left the city with many cultural and historic sites. Shaolin Temple situated at the foot of Songshan Mountain is the cradle of Shaolin Kong Fu. If you are interested in Chinese Kong Fu, the temple and the performances must be seen.

One of the four Academies of Classical Learning in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), Songyang Academy, gives a complete depiction of Chinese ancient education. In addition, many ancient tombs, temple buildings and battle sites all show the dense culture of the city.

 Other Scenic Spots:
Huangdi Hometown
Yellow River
Yin Xu (Yin Ruins)
Henan Museum

Transportation provision in the city is excellent. Arriving and departing, whether by air, train or bus, is a smooth process as Zhengzhou is a center of transportation in middle China.

With a pleasant climate, Zhengzhou is welcoming all year round. The hottest month is July and the average temperature is about 27°C (80.6°F) while the coldest month is January with an average temperature of -0.2°C (31.64°F). Autumn and spring are the best and the peak tourist seasons. You can enjoy a more beautiful Zhengzhou at that time.  You can find various grades of hotels inside and near the city. With comprehensive facilities, they provide safe and clean places to stay at a reasonable price. As a provincial capital, this city is the height of fashionable entertainment and shopping in Henan - you won't be disappointed.
- Last modified on Nov. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Zhengzhou Travel
Asked by Anna from POLAND | Nov. 07, 2019 03:38Reply
How can I get from henan Univ. Of Technology to Henan Museum?
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Answered by Selina from CANADA | Nov. 07, 2019 18:18

You can take bus No.B2 to the museum station directly. I costs CNY1 with 50 minutes.
Asked by Anna from POLAND | Nov. 06, 2019 17:12Reply
Is there any swimming pool close to the Henan Univ.of Technology campus?
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Answered by Kim from ITALY | Nov. 07, 2019 18:15

I find there is a swimming place located at No.25, Yinxing Road, Zhongyuan district.
Asked by Anna from POLAND | Nov. 05, 2019 16:49Reply
Is there a hostel in Shaolin temple? How much is a night?
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Answered by Tina from MALAYSIA | Nov. 07, 2019 18:10

Yes, there are hotels in Shaolin temple. But there is no need living in it because of high price. People usually choose the hotel in Dengfeng city.
Asked by Anna from POLAND | Nov. 05, 2019 16:47Reply
What is the time schedule of buses from Shaolin to Zhengzhou?
I am especially interested on evening buses
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Answered by Gina from CANADA | Nov. 07, 2019 18:07

I didn't find the evening bus. Usually, the last bus leaves for Zhengzhou from Shaolin temple departing around 17:00-18:00.
Asked by Anna from CHINA | Nov. 05, 2019 16:39Reply
From Henan University of Technology campus to the Yellow River sceniczny area
How can I get from Henan Univ. of Technology ( one of the streets nearby is Jue Song Lu)to the Yellow River Sceniczny area? There is No use going to the main railway station.
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Answered by Ada from CANADA | Nov. 07, 2019 18:00

You can take bus B66 from the front gate of university to North Sanhuan Rd station, then transfer to bus line of You 16 to Yellow River scenic area station. It takes 2 hours with CNY6.
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