Located in the northeast of the Henan province, Puyang borders Hebei Province, Shandong, and Anyang City. Covering a total area of more than 4,000 square kilometers, it is the new modern petrochemical city in China. Aside from this, Puyang is also known as an excellent tourism city, a national sanitation city, a national garden city, and international garden city.
Due to its location, Puyang serves as a transportation hub in the northeastern Henan province. The city is part of the Yellow River alluvial plain. The stagnation, siltation, burst, and course changing of the river have helped shaped the landform of the city. Its terrain is flat and declines from the southwest to the northeast. 20 percent of the city is covered with small areas of water and sand.
Puyang is one of the birthplaces of the Chinese nation. It has bright ancient civilization and long history, which said to have started 5,000 years ago. It was previously named Ancient Zhuanxu Capital. It was known as Kunwu State during the Xia Dynasty. In the Spring and Autumn Period, it was called Wei Capital.
Many legends which include Retreating about Ninety Miles, Cangjie inventing Chinese Characters, and Dutiful Son Named Qingfeng are much told here. Important ancient events that took place in Puyang include War of Chengpu, War of Maling, and War of Chanyuan.
Puyang has a humid warm-temperate climate. During winter, the city is typically dry and windy. On spring, the city is hot. Summer is torrid and rainy. Autumn is fine with more sunlight; although it is cold, it seldom snows or rains in winter. Annual temperature falls around 13.3 degrees Centigrade or about 56 degrees Fahrenheit.
The city offers different local snacks. Some of the must-try are Mutton Soup, Zhuang Mo (fried pancake), and Puyang Braised Chicken.
With fertile soil, warm climate, and spectacular irrigation, Puyang is a major producer of grain, oil, and commercial food bases.
Recommended Puyang Restaurants
Address: 60 Zhongyuan Road
Address: Maoming Road
Haobinlai Food Company (hotpot)
Address: Renqiu Road
Qicheng Cultural Relic Park (Qicheng City Ruins)
The ruins of Qicheng is one of the crucial evidence proving that Puyang is one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. The relic park, which covers 50 hectares of land, features 3 sites of relics and ruins and 5 commemoration spots. In here, visitors can find the ancient town walls that extend to 1,520 meters long and cover 1,440m². Underground is where the historical remains of different periods can be found. The park mirrors Chinese history and culture. According to history books, several important events took places in Qicheng. One of the most important events involved Zi Lu, one of Confucius’ disciples who was killed in a political conflict that involved this town.
The remains of the city walls and relics of six thousand years from the Yangshao culture to the Han Dynasty are all under national protection.
Location: West of Jingkai Road, Puyang
Cangjie Museum is said to be the official in charge of word-formation in China. It celebrates Historian Huang Di’s painstaking efforts that lasted for decades to collect and sort hieroglyphics symbols to create written Chinese characters. For this reason, he made an immortal contribution to the country. He was later known as the Emperor of History.
The museum features the Cangjie temple, Cangjie tomb, and some stone inscriptions. It is a key cultural heritage site protected by the national government. It is also one of the few attractions, which has AAA-level. The temple, which lies in Shiguan Village, is the only temple to commemorate the creator of written Chinese characters.
Location: Wu Village, Liangcun Township
Maolou Ecological Tourist Zone
Maolou Ecological Tourist Zone lies in Xinzhuang Township of Fan County, reputed as the First Ecological Tourism Zone along the Yellow River. It stands at the border between Shandong and Henan Province. One the South, it faces the Yellow River and on the north, it borders a dam. This tourist zone offers visitors grand natural view.
Legend has it that ancient emperors Shun and Yao have left many footprints in the area. Main attractions are Maogang Martyr’s Memorial Park and Danzhu Tomb. Other attractions and facilities include Listening to Waves under the Moon, The Yellow River Wonder, Summer Escape on the Sand Beach, and Watching Carps in Autumn.
Visitors can watch the waves, row in the river, stroll on the path surrounded by flowers, or just simply return to nature.
Location: Xinhuang Township, Fan County
Phone number: 0086-400-666-0166
At the heart of the old city district of Puyang City, you can find Si Pailou. There are four streets that feature several ancient buildings and stores. It is a great place for sightseeing and for shopping.