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Located at the geographical center of China, Zhengzhou has always been a traffic fort from ancient times and has the name of 'crossroad of China'. Zhengzhou has a long history. 4200 years ago, Zhengzhou was one of the important metropolitan cities in the Xia and Shang Dynasties. It is one of the eight ancient capitals of China, a major cradle of Chinese civilization and the Chinese nation, and also the historical and cultural center of China Central Plains.

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple was built in 495 AD and faces the ancient capital of Luoyang across the hills. According to the rumor, Emperor Xiaowen built Shaolin Temple on the north side of Mount Shaoshi in the Songshan mountains in order to house Ba Tuo, an eminent Indian monk he admired. Shaolin Temple is a world famous Buddhist temple and also the birthplace of Shaolin martial arts. Shaolin Temple was named due to its location in the dense jungle at the foot of Wuru Peak of Mount Shaoshi in Dengfeng County of Zhengzhou, Henan province.

Address:South side of Songshan Mountains, 13 kilometers northwest of Dengfeng County, Zhengzhou.

Ruins of Peiligang Culture

Also known as PeiLiGang Ruins. PeiLiGang Ruins represent 8000 years of human cultural heritage, and are significant for studying prehistoric civilization in China.

Address:West of Peiligang Village, about 8 kilometers northwest of Xinzheng County, Henan Province.

Imperial Tombs of the Northern Song Dynasty

The construction of Song tombs started from 963 AD and lasted for over 160 years, forming a group of imposing royal tombs on a vast scale. They can be called an open-air museum of art and provide valuable materials for modern scholars to study the ancient laws and regulations and stone carving art of Song Dynasty.

Address:84 Dufu Road on the outskirts of Gongyi City (belonging to Zhengzhou), Henan Province.

Erqi Square Shopping Circle

In the early 1990s, the well-known Central Plains business war in China occurred here. The Erqi business district is a business area composed of several department stores such as Hualian and Tianran, where the Asia Department takes the dominant position. Here, the major type of business is the traditional department store.

Address:West Street in Central Zhengzhou City.

New shopping centers

A number of rebuilt and newly built shopping centers such as Zhengzhou Commercial Building, Dennis Shopping Center, Jinboda Shopping Center, Zijingshan Commercial Building and Shanghais Building have sprung up all over the city. Now, shopping centers in Zhengzhou are distributed in different downtown districts. However, the Zijingshan Commercial Building, Jinboda Shopping Center and New Zhengbai Building are still around the Erqi Square.

Address:Near West Street of Central Zhengzhou City.

Zhengzhou people like to eat flour-based food, including steamed bread, battercake and fried vegetable dumplings. Zhengzhou is called 'the city of braised noodles'. Braised noodle stalls can be seen all over the streets. Henan cuisine is a cuisine with the local characteristics of Zhengzhou. Spring chicken in salt is a representative Henan dish.

Spring chicken in salt

As one of the specialty dishes in Kaifeng, spring chicken in salt is famous for its bright yellow color, and tastes salty, crisp and tender. It is fatty but not greasy. Local Yun hens of high quality are selected and roasted with soup stock of a hundred years. Therefore, spring chicken in salt is fresh, tender, crisp and delicious.

Recommended restaurant:Kwok Kee roast chicken

Address:West Street (near Shuncheng Street), Erqi District, Zhengzhou City.

Spiced sheep hoof

Spiced sheep hoof is one of the top five pot-stewed fowls in Henan cuisine and a famous snack in Kaifeng. Spiced sheep hoof is soft and savory and can be classified into two flavors: salty and spicy. It is very popular.

Recommended restaurant:Night market in Xisi Square

Address:Dingjiao Street (near Memorial Temple of Lord Bao), Gulou District, Zhengzhou City.

Henan braised noodles

Henan braised noodles are specialties of Henan and have a long history. Zhengzhou braised noodles became popular in the 1980s. They are traditional flavored snacks mixed with meat, vegetables, soup and noodles and taste fresh. Zhengzhou braised noodles are affordable and are renowned in the Central Plains and popular throughout the country.

Recommended restaurant:Ma Kee braised noodles

Address:200 meters east of the crossroad between Longhai Road and City East Road, Zhengzhou City.

Airport Bus

Ticket Office: Ticket Counter Inside Gate 2 of Transportation Hall on the 1st floor of T2
Pick-up Area: Outside Gate 2 on the 1st floor of T2
Ticket: RMB 20 /ride
For specific hours of operation, please follow our WeChat account "Zhengzhou Airport Business - Passenger Services – Airport Bus Inquiry"

Airport to Surrounding Cities (Intercity Buses)

Ticket Office: Ticket Counter in Domestic Arrival Hall on the 2nd floor of T2
Pick-up Area: West Zone on the 1st floor of the Ground Transportation Center (GTC); you can go through the connecting corridor in the Arrival Hall on the 2nd floor of T2 to the Ground Transportation Center to take the intercity bus.
Currently in operation are intercity buses to 31 cities, including Luoyang, Kaifeng, Xuchang, Xinxiang, Pingdingshan, Anyang, Zhoukou, Jiaozuo, and Nanyang
For specific hours of operation, please follow our WeChat account "Zhengzhou Airport Business - Passenger Services – Airport Bus Inquiry"

Intercity Trains (Zhengzhou, Jiaozuo, and Kaifeng)

Ticket Office: On Floor B2 of the Ground Transportation Center, or through App12306 on your phone
Pick-up Area: On Floor B3 of the Ground Transportation Center
Currently in operation are trains to Zhengzhou East Railway Station, Zhengzhou Railway Station, Jiaozuo Railway Station, and Kaifeng Songcheng Railway Station.
You can find out specific hours of operation through App12306 on your phone.


Pick-up Area: On the 2nd floor of Ground Transportation Center


Currently you can access Zhengzhou Airport T2 along Sigang Liandong Road, G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Highway and S1 Airport Highway.

CurrencyRMB (CNY)

Power consumption:220 V/50 Hz

Telephone area code86-0371


Zhengzhou has a northern temperate continental monsoon climate, with distinctive seasonal changes and a moderate temperature. In spring, Zhengzhou is dry and it seldom rains; in summer, it is hot and it frequently rains; in fall, it is sunny; in winter, it is cold and it seldom rains. In Zhengzhou city, winter is the longest season, followed by summer. The annual average temperature is around 14℃. Zhengzhou has an average annual precipitation of about 640.9 mm.


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