Zhengzhou Travel Guide

Written by Sally Guo Updated Oct. 13, 2021

Zhengzhou is the capital city of Henan province in the center of China with the Yellow River in the north and Huang-Huai Plain in the south. To its, East is Kaifeng, an ever capital city of seven dynasties, and another ancient capital city Luoyang lies to the west. Zhengzhou covers an area of 7,446.2 square kilometers, governing six districts, five cities, and one township, including Gongyi city which is the birthplace of Dufu, a world-famous poet, Xinzhen city where Huang emperor, the ancestor of Huaxia civilization was born, Yingyang city, and Xinmi where the Mi jade is produced. The city gross domestic product is 82,210, 000,000 and the local government finance income is 5,590, 000,000

Zhengzhou is an old dynamic city. About 3500 years ago, it had become the capital of the Shang Dynasty. Zhengzhou had been a capital city for five times, respectively of the dynasties of Xia and Shang and of the states of Guan, Zheng, and Han; and a prefecture in the eight dynasties of Sui, Tang, the Five Dynasties, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing.

Zhengzhou, located in the middle of China is a railway transportation hub throughout the country. The Beijing-Guangzhou and Liangyungang-Lanzhou railways, two major track systems in China, meet here. The Zhengzhou North Railway Station is the biggest marshaling station in Asia. Zhengzhou East station is the biggest transfer station of a Less-than-carload lot in China.

Some travelers glance over the city and grouse it is unattractive. Ignore the rumor and try to find the city's true nature through your own eyes. The Dahe Village Ruins, the sight of pre-historical culture, the Guxian Iron-smelting ruin, and the Songyang Academy are good places for exploration if you are after history.

The city is developing fast in recent years. The market system is being perfected and the retail network has taken its preliminary shape. More than 100 hundred national or regional trade fairs take place in Zhengzhou each year.

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