Zhengzhou Tourism

Situated on the Yellow River’s south bank in the East-Central China, Zhengzhou is the capital of Henan province and a prefecture-level city. It is one among the eight great historical capitals of China, and is often considered as the Cradle of China’s civilization. The City is famous for its Shaolin Monastery which is the birthplace of Chinese Martial arts (Kung Fu). With an incredible cultural and historical heritage, Zhengzhou remains on thousands of trip planners every year.

Zhengzhou has more than 3,600 years of history. It served as a capital of the Shang Dynasty from 16th to 11th century BC. Archaeological evidences trace the settlements of the Neolithic Shang dynasty in the region, and the ancient city has turned into ruins long before the reign of China’s first emperor. The region remained a capital during the time of Xia, Shang, Guan, Zheng, and Han dynasties, and a prefecture under eight dynasties including Sui, Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing.

The long history of Zhengzhou left the region with a number of memories, all of which turned into tourist attractions today. The city’s itineraries are filled with a long trail of historical heritage and evidences of an ancient civilization. This ancient heritage combined with the natural beauty of the mountains, lakes and rivers form a large part of Zhengzhou’s tourism.

Chinar trees adorn the main streets of the city on either sides, thus giving Zhengzhou the title of ‘Garden City’. However, the amount of greenery in the city has been considerably decreasing over the years. Balancing its historical wealth, Zhengzhou also takes pride in modern engineering and construction of the city which has a number of skyscrapers, fancy shopping districts and entertainment areas.

Add Zhengzhou to your vacation planners and experience the place where all the ancient Chinese civilization started. Walk around the illuminated city streets during the nights, indulge in some shopping and treat yourself with LiyuSanchi or other traditional meals at one of their restaurants.

Essential travel information and Zhengzhou tips for your visit

  • The best way to clothe is in layers. Because there might be changes in the temperature suddenly.
  • It’s always better to bring your own medication and women hygiene products as they may be hard to find here.
  • Know the pollution level of Zhengzhou before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 98.44 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 70 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 85 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 96.15 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Zhengzhou for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zhengzhou.

    • Burglary and Theft 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.88 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.13 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.71 (Low)
    • Safety Index 73.4 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.29 (High)
    • Pollution Index 99.25 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 35.01 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.78 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 82.22 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Zhengzhou

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.76 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.83 USD

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