6 Days Henan Highlights Tour from

In-depth Henan Culture Exploration

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Henan Province is one of the Cradles of Chinese Civilization with long-lasting history and significant culture. This 6 days Henan Tour takes you to explore the essential highlights of Henan in a brief but enjoyable way, including the ancient Yinxu Site in Anyang, legendary Millennium City Park in Kaifeng, famous Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng and amazing Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang and other featured places.

Highlights of this tour

  • Explore the best highlights of two great ancient capital cities of China - Luoyang and Kaifeng, including World Heritage Site Longmen Grottoes;
  • Witness splendid sites and ruins of ancient Chinese civilization - Yinxu;
  • Take a unforgettable trip to the legendary Shaolin Temple and experience authentic Shaolin Kung Fu.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Zhengzhou / Anyang / Kaifeng / Dengfeng / Luoyang
Travel Length:
6 Days and 5 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-PDCT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulture
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Zhengzhou Arrival

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Welcome to Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan province! Your local guide will meet you at the airport and pick you up to your hotel in a private vehicle. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of today is yours to explore this city on your own.

Arrival Idea:

There are flexible flight and trains for you to get to Zhengzhou. So far, you can transfer to Luoyang by bullet trains from Luoyang (41 mins), Xian (2 hrs and 23 mins), Beijing (2.5 hrs), Taiyuan (4 hrs), Wuhan (4 hrs), and more cities. If you prefer air travel, you can take flights from most cities in China to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport which is operating more than 120 airlines to both domestic and international cities, covering major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Chongqing, Kunming, Lijiang, Xiamen, Sanya etc. The international flights are connecting with Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Seoul.

Zhengzhou Airport
Day 2 Zhengzhou - Anyang (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you'll be driven to Anyang, one of the ancient capitals of China. First, reach Youli Castle in Tangyin County - the origin of prison in the world and where the I Ching originated. Explore temples, statues, imperial steles and have better understanding about Bagua (the Eight Diagrams) and King Wen.

Later, head to Museum of Chinese Characters where you can see more than 4000 pieces of character relics including inscriptions on bones, tortoise shells, ancient bronze, bamboo, silk, etc.

Then, drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Yinxu Museum. Explore the ruins of Shang Dynasty, like the Palace Temple, Royal Cemetery, Huanbei Shang City to know the capital of Yin.

Stay overnight in Anyang.

Museum of Chinese Characters
Day 3 Anyang - Kaifeng - Zhengzhou (B, L)

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This morning, you will be driven to Kaifeng to visit Dragon Pavilion, a part of the ancient ruin of the imperial palace of the Song and Jin Dynasties. Then visit the Grand Xiangguo Monastery, which related to so many legends, dramas, and fictions, full of legendary color.

After lunch, you will visi the Millennium City Park, which is a real reflection of Zhangzeduan’s most famous artwork-a panaromic silk scroll tilltled ‘Qingming Shanghe He (Along the River at the Qingming Festival)’. This historical cultural theme park is a recreation of the buildings, merchant life and landscape in Kaifeng during the Song Dynasty.

Later, you will explore Kaifeng Iron Pagoda, a Buddhist Chinese pagoda built in 1049 during Song Dynasty. This pagoda is made of iron, with octagonal-base structure standing at a height of 56.88 meters with 13 stories.

After the visit, drive back to Zhengzhou.

Millennium City Park
Day 4 Zhengzhou - Dengfeng - Luoyang (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Drive about 1 hour to Dengfeng where your lifetime Shaolin Kungfu tour begins. You’ll first visit Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the cradle of Kung Fu. “All martial arts under heaven arose out Shaolin”. In Shaolin Monastery, you could explore the authentic Shaolin Kung Fu. Then continue your visit to the Pagoda Forest, where hundreds of stone pagodas, memorials to past monks, are tightly grouped together in a forest.

Then continue your visit to enjoy a magnificent free Kung Fu Show in the Shaolin Wushu Hall, lasting for half hour each day. In the show, the typical Shaolin Kung Fu “Shaolin Boxing”, “Shaolin Stick” and “Tongzigong” etc. are performed.

Lastly, proceed to visit White Horse Temple, built in Western Han Dynasty. With a history of 1900 years, the temple is regarded as the “No.1 Ancient Temple under Heaven”. Then drive to Luoyang city for accommodation.

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Day 5Luoyang (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will take you to pay a visit to the local historical Musuem - Luoyang Museum, which displays Luoyang’s long history and rich culture.

Later, visit Longmen Grottoes. Densely scattered along the cliffs on both banks of Yi River, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Longmen Grottoes contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). You’ll appreciate the Chinese Buddhist art by visiting the major caves (Fengxian Temple, Guyang Cave, Three Bingyang Caves etc.) with notable displays of Buddhist sculptures and calligraphic inscriptions.

Accommodate at Luoyang city.

Longmen Grottoes
Day 6 Luoyang Departure (B)

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According to your Train / Flight schedule, your guide will take you to the Railway Station or the airport in time.

Service end.

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