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 modified on Mar. 17, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Zhengzhou Travel
Asked by Rev. Vimutti from SRI LANKA | Feb. 24, 2020 05:02Reply
Zhengzhou to Louyang Longmen
1. I will arrive Zhengzhou international airport at 17:25 and will take the high speed train to Louyang Longmen
2. Is it at Zhengzhou East Station to take the station? Must I book the ticket in advance?
3. From airport, what is the best transport to the high speed train station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sandy from UKRAINE | Feb. 28, 2020 19:33

Yes, it is at Zhengzhou East Railway Station to take the train. You are suggested to book the train tickets in advance. Upon landing, the transportation is convenient. Take airport shuttle bus line 2 to East Railway Station directly.
Asked by Anna from POLAND | Dec. 14, 2019 13:42Reply
How can I get from the Henan University of Technology campus to Fengleyuan Hot Springs?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gabbie from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 17, 2019 17:40

You can take taxi to there directly. It costs around CNY20 with 30 min.
Asked by Anna from POLAND | Dec. 14, 2019 06:21Reply
Is the Yellow River Scenic Area still open?
I have heard (the rumours, I hope) that it is closed. I want to go there in a few days.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ada from USA | Dec. 16, 2019 19:58

Sorry to disappointed you. It has been closed from November 25 for maintenance.
Asked by Alexandr from RUSSIA | Dec. 12, 2019 13:26Reply
How can I go to Shaolin Temple from Zhengzhou East station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Larry from SINGAPORE | Dec. 15, 2019 17:59

Is it East Coach Station or East Railway Station? It is suggested to go to Central Coach Station and take tourist bus in there.
Asked by JACK6029 | Dec. 12, 2019 02:35Reply
How to go from zhengzhou airport to shaolin temple by public transport ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Susan from THAILAND | Dec. 15, 2019 17:49

You can take shuttle bus line of Railway Station to the final stop, Central Coach Station, and take direct bus from there to the temple.
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