Zhengzhou Tourism

Visit Zhengzhou - Best of Zhengzhou

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.

Zhengzhou Travel Tips

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.
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Facts and Stats for Zhengzhou*

  • Pollution Statistics in Zhengzhou

    Know the pollution level of Zhengzhou before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 98.08 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 60.71 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 89.29 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 71.43 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 97.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 82.14 (Very High)
  • Zhengzhou: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Zhengzhou for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zhengzhou.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Living in Zhengzhou - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 80.86 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 74.29 (High)
    • Pollution Index 98.28 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.37 (Very High)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Zhengzhou

    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 7.54 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 192.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.23 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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