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Henan Province

Henan Province is one the cradle of Chinese civilisation. It is home to 4 out of 8 Chinese Ancient Capitals. Within the province, there are 3 UNESCO World Heritage site, 1 site voted as the Most Beautiful Places in China and 7 Historical and Cultural Cities.

World Heritage Sites :
Most Beautiful Places :
Prefecture Level Cities :

Historical Monuments of Dengfeng - In the Center of Heaven and Earth

Location:
Dengfeng City
Travel Information:
80 km and 1 hour from Zhengzhou City.
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Shaolin Temple

Birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts.

Pagoda Forest

The resting place for the monks and the pagoda records their attainment and achievements in their lifetime.

YinXu

Location:
Anyang City
Travel Information:
168 km and 1 hour 50 mins from Zhengzhou City by high speed train.
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

YinXu

Yinxu is the last capital of the Shang dynasty. Earliest recorded Chinese writings on oracle bones were found here.

YinXu

Oracle bones found in storage pits.

Fu Hao

Fu Hao was a military leader and wife of Shang dynasty King. Her tomb is within the Xinxu compound.

Longmen Grottoes

Location:
Luoyang City
Travel Information:
134 km and 35mins from Zhengzhou City by high speed train.
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Longmen Grottoes

The statues are carved onto the cliff.

Longmen Grottoes

The largest statues in the Longmen Grottoes.

Grand Canal

Location:
Hebi City
Travel Information:
several sites in Henan Province
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Liyang Granary Ruins

Liyang Granary Ruins

Taihang Shan

Location:
Anyang City
Travel Information:
City Transport
Honours:
Most Beautiful Gorges in China

Taihang Shan

Landscape of the mountain range

Zhengzhou City

Location:
722km from Beijing
Travel Information:
5 hours by high speed train from Beijing, attraction by city transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Birthplace of Huangdi

Statue of Huangdi who is leader of the tribe around the yellow river. Together with Yandi, they are referred as the ancestors of chinese.

Birthplace of Huangdi

The house of Huangdi.

Er Qi Memorial Tower

The tower is in the centre of Zhengzhou. It commemorates a strike by railway workers on 7 Feb 1923.

Yellow River

Section of Yellow River at Zhengzhou.

Zhengzhou Mutton Hui Noodles

Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Kaifeng City

Location:
71km from Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
50 mins high speed train from Zhengzhou City. Attractions by city transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Da Xiangguo Temple

The temple was first built in 555 AD and is one of the famous temple in chinese history.

Kaifeng Fu

The court of Justice Bao.

Historical Theme Park of the Song Dynasty

A Song dynasty theme park.

Night Food Street

Popular outdoor food street in the city.

Luoyang City

Location:
134km from Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
1hour 40 mins by high speed train from Zhengzhou. Attractions by city transport.
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

White Horse Temple

The cradle of Buddhism in China. In 64AD, Indian monks brought Buddhist sutras to China. The sutras were carried by a white horse. The temple was built to place the sutras and translation was done in the temple.

Yi River

Scenery of Yi River. The Longmen Grottoes is on both side of the river.

Anyang City

Location:
168km from Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
1hour 30mins by high speed train from Zhengzhou City. Attractions by city transport.
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Wenfeng Pagoda

Anyang City's landmark was City built in 1722.

Hongqi Canel

An irrigation project started in the 1960s.

Hongqi Canel

The canels were dug manually.

Shangqiu City

Location:
203km from Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
2 hours by train from Zhengzhou City.
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Shangqiu City Gate

Zhoukuo City

Location:
206km from Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
3 hours by train from Zhengzhou City.

Sanmenxia City

Location:
271km west of Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hour by high speed train from Zhengzhou City.

Sanmenxia Dam

The dam is the first major project across yellow river. It was completed in 1960 and used for power generation, flood control and irrigation.

Sanmenxia Dam

Sanmenxia Zhanggong Island

Sanmenxia Yellow River

Yellow River upstream of dam.

Sanmenxia Yellow River

Yellow River downstream of dam.

Sanmenxia Guo State Museum

The museum is built on the site of the tombs from the Western Zhou and Spring and Autumn period discovered in 1956.

Xinyang City

Location:
334km south of Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
1.5 hours by high speed train from Zhengzhou City
Honours:

Mingyang Pavilion

A 150m 5 storey pavilion constructed in 2007.

Shi River

Shi river flows through the city centre of Xinyang city. Shi river is the largest tributary of Huai River

Xinyang East Railway Station

Xinxiang City

Location:
km north of Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
25 mintues by high speed train from Zhengzhou City
Honours:

Guandi Temple

Mosque

Qishitong Archway

Xinxiang Railway Station

Xinxiang East Railway Station

Xuchang City

Location:
km south of Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
20 minutes by high speed train from Zhengzhou City
Honours:

Spring Autumn Mansion Spring Autumn Tower

Spring Autumn Mansion Saint Guan's Temple

Spring Autumn Mansion The Greeting Pavilion

Confucius Temple Dacheng Hall

Confucius Temple

Confucius Temple Screen Wall

Xuchang East Railway Station

Tomb of Hua Tuo

Tomb of Hua Tuo

Tomb of Hua Tuo

Tomb of Hua Tuo

Farm in Xuchang

Farm in Xuchang

Luohe City

Location:
km south of Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
40 minutes by high speed train from Zhengzhou City
Honours:

Heshang Street

Heshang Street

Heshang Street

Farm near Luohe West Railway Station

Luohe West Railway Station

Zhumadian City

Location:
km south of Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hours by high speed train from Zhengzhou City
Honours:

Zhidi Park

Buildings around West Railway Station

Zhumadian West Railway Station

Jiaozuo City

Location:
km south of Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hours by high speed train from Zhengzhou City
Honours:

Jiaozuo TV Tower

North South Water Diversion Project Canal

Fucheng City Site

Shanyang City Site

Jiaozuo Railway Station

Hebi City

Location:
km south of Zhengzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hours by high speed train from Zhengzhou City
Honours:

Wei River Grand Canal, Xun County

Wei River Grand Canal, Xun County

Wei River Grand Canal, Xun County

Wei River Grand Canal, Xun County

City Wall and Gate, Xun County

City Wall and Gate, Xun County

City Wall and Gate, Xun County

City Wall and Gate, Xun County

Xun County Confucius Temple

Former Xun County Government Office

Former Xun County Government Office

Hebi East Railway Station

Hebi East Railway Station

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