Zhengzhou Travel Guide

Zhengzhou Travel Guide

Zhengzhou Facts

Chinese Name: 郑州 (zhèng zhōu)
Population: 10,136,000
Area: 7,446 square kilometers (2,875 square miles)
Location: on the north central of Henan Province, central China
Area Code: 0371
Zip Code: 450000
GDP (2018): CNY 1,014.33 billion (USD 153.3 billion) 
Administrative Division: 6 municipal districts (Zhongyuan, Erqi, Guancheng, Jinshui, Shangjie, Huiji); 5 county-level cities (Gongyi, Xingyang, Xinmi, Xinzheng, Dengfeng); 1 county (Zhongmou)

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
Erqi Square

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.

See Also Top 10 Things to Do in Zhengzhou

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- Last updated on Nov. 12, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Zhengzhou Travel
Asked by Rev Vimutti Shakya from SRI LANKA | Jan. 10, 2024 18:17Reply
Wutaishan Scenic to Wutaishan Railway Station
1. I will be at Wutaishan Scenic area in May 2024.
2. We will be taking a midnight train K603 from Wutaishan Rail Station.
3. Is there a public bus from Wutaishan TaiHuai Scenic area to Wutaishan Rail Station.
4. What is the timing.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny | Jan. 11, 2024 01:00

Yes, there will be a direct bus from Wutaishan Station to the scenic area. It departs at 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, and 12:30. The return bus departs from 7:30 to 18:30 with an interval of around 1 hour. The ticket fare costs CNY 25 and a single journey takes about 1 hour.
Asked by Sue from LUXEMBOURG | Nov. 12, 2023 06:20Reply
Few days transit visa
Does Zhengshou airport offer a few days transit visa as in some other Chinese airports? How does the system work?
Also, is vaping allowed in the airport and city?
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kelly | Nov. 12, 2023 23:46

As I know, Zhengzhou has not been included in the 144-hour visa-free transit policy. So you can only transit visa-free for at most 24 hours.
Asked by Procter from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 14, 2023 11:41Reply
I am 78 years old, is there any restrictions in obtaining a visa
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Jul. 17, 2023 00:29

Generally, there is no problem.
Asked by May Lin from USA | Jun. 13, 2023 13:38Reply
Female Water Dragon, Aug 1952 and Male Water Tiger Dec 1962 Soul Mates?
It is odd that her Father was Dragon and his Father was Tiger
Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah | Jun. 13, 2023 20:59

Well, you are best matches in Chinese love compatibility. You have a great possibility to be soul mates. Best wishes : )
Asked by Rev.Vimutti from SRI LANKA | Feb. 20, 2023 19:52Reply
Policy to enter in April 2023
1. I plan to visit Zhengzhou in early April, 2023.
I have already been vaccinated three doses.
Do I need further clarification to enter China?
My passport allows 15-day free visa. Is there any change after covid-19.

2. From Zhengzhou international airport, how can I get to the high speed train station.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mike | Feb. 22, 2023 17:31

1. Vaccine is not a problem any more and you don't need to care about it, either. Currently, only covid-19 test is required before departure for China. Why does your passport allow 15-day free visa visit to China?

2. From the airport to Zhengzhou East Railway Station, you may take airport bus line 4 to Civil aviation hotel, then change to subway line 1 to get there.
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