Things to Do in Zhengzhou
Want to know the interesting things to see and do in Zhengzhou?
Zhengzhou was one of the eight ancient capitals of China, meaning that its history is quite long and its cultural relics are quite unique. The best way to review Zhengzhou and even Henan province history is by visiting Henan Provincial Museum, Yellow River Scenic Area etc.
From Zhengzhou, travelers could make a trip to nearby Shaolin Templee (in Dengfeng), the home of China’s most famous martial art - Shaolin Kung Fu. Here, you could watch Kung Fu performance, study Kung Fu, walk through the Pagoda Forest, meditate in the ancient surrounding…For whatever reason you come, Shaolin Temple is worth a visit.
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No.1: Henan Museum
Location: No.8 Nongye Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou City, Henan, China
As one of the four museums in China, Henan Museum ranges the second in collections, after the Palace Museum in Beijing and Taipei. Founded in 1927, formerly known as the Henan Provincial Museum, this museum has basic galleries, thematic galleries and temporary exhibition halls. The collections mainly date back to early twentieth century with over 130,000 pieces of prehistoric artifacts including Shang and Zhou bronzes, ancient ceramics, jade, etc. Besides, it has many relics of nature, like dinosaur bones and fossils.
No.2: Yellow River Scenic Area
Location: 30 km northwest of Zhengzhou City, Henan, China
Zhengzhou as the last city for Yellow River, the second river in China running to plain from a height, enjoys a perfect location to see the hanging Yellow River. Visit Yellow River Scenic Area and see the mighty pouring river, greenly mountain trees and beautiful scenery with pavilions matched. Now this area has more than 50 scenic spots, including Five Dragons Peak, Camel Mountain Range, Yueshan Temple, Stone Figures of Yandi and Huangdi, and Ancient City of Liu Bang and Xiang Yu. Here you can appreciate the vastness of the river scenery, enjoy the scenic spots, and learn the history of the Yellow River culture.
No.3: Erqi Memorial Tower
Location: Erqi Square of Zhengzhou City, Henan, China
Located at the Erqi Square of Zhengzhou, Erqi Memorial Tower was built in 1971 to the memory of Railway Workers Strike occurred on February 7, 1923. With 14 storeys of 63 meters high, the Erqi Memorial Tower has a total of 10 towers layers museum hall and a basement hall, displays variety of historical artifacts of images, text data about this strike. It’s like a twin tower from distance and now it’s the landmark of Zhengzhou city.
No.4: Shaolin Temple (Shaolinsi)
Type: Temple, Historical Site
Location: Dengfeng City, 95 km from Zhengzhou
Situated in the foothills of the west side of Mount Songshan, Shaolin Temple was the birthplace of Shaolin Kung Fu and many martial arts movies shooting site. Built in 495 AD and it became famous after Bodhidharma had come to teach “Zen”. Today there are three main areas to visit here and know the history of Shaolin Temple: Shaolin Temple Complex, the Pagoda Forest and Kung Fu Performance.
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