One Week in Depth Travel in Henan Province
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One Week in Depth Travel in Henan Province

By Ruru ZhouUpdated May. 17, 2021

Chasing the origins of China and discovering the depths of Chinese history by visiting the ancient temples and other historic relics, I made a luxury tour of Henan Province, and had a unforgettable time.

The great wealth of history and culture of Henan Province really took me aback. The old-style buildings and the Chinese old folk culture impressed me a lot. Apart from the architecture and the culture, the natural scenery of Mt. Yuntai was stunning and wonderful.

Food in Henan is full of local features. Pastries are the main dishes. Among the dishes the water feast in Luoyang and the steamed dumpling feast in Kaifeng are my favorites.

It seldom rains in Henan Province. It was hot outdoors in August. The sunshine was so strong I almost got sunburnt.

You can read Top Things to Do in Henan Province for more practical travel tips in Henan Province.

For the itinerary below:

Day 1: Songyang Academy, Shaolin Temple and Shaolin Zen Music Ritual - Dengfeng

1. Songyang Academy

Songyang Academy

The General Cypress in Songyang Academy

2. *Shaolin Temple (including Shaolin Kung Fu Performance)

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Kung Fu Performance

3. *Shaolin Zen Music Ritual

Shaolin Zen Music Ritual

Shaolin Zen Music Ritual

  1. Dengfeng → Luoyang: one and a half hours' drive
  2. Accommodation in Luoyang: Luoyang Peony Hotel

Day 2: Longmen Grottoes, Guanlin Temple and the White Horse Temple - Luoyang

1. *Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes

The Night Scenery of Longmen Grottoes

2. Guanlin Temple

Guanlin Temple

Guanlin Temple

Lunch: *the water feast in Luoyang Longfeng Restaurant

3. *White Horse Temple

White Horse Temple

White Horse Temple

  1. Luoyang → Jiaozuo: two and a half hours' drive
  2. Accommodation in Jiaozuo: Shanyang Jianguo Hotel

Day 3: *Mt. Yuntai - Jiaozuo

Mt. Yuntai

Mt. Yuntai

  1. Jiaozuo → Anyang: three hours' drive
  2. Accommodation in Anyang: Anyang Hotel

Day 4: Yinxu Museum, Museum of Chinese Writing, Ruins of Youli City and Yuefei Temple - Anyang

1. *Yinxu Museum

Yinxu Museum

Yinxu Museum

2. *Museum of Chinese Writing

Museum of Chinese Writing

  1. Lunch: the restaurant near the Museum of Chinese Writing

3. Ruins of Youli City

Ruins of Youli City

Ruins of Youli City

4. Yuefei Temple

Yue Fei Temple

Yue Fei Temple

  1. Anyang → Linzhou: 40 minutes' drive
  2. Accommodation in Linzhou: Linzhou Huifeng Hotel

Day 5: The Red Canal and the Paragliding Site - Linzhou

1. The Red Canal

The Red Canal

2. The Paragliding Site

The Paragliding Site

  1. Linzhou → Kaifeng: four hours' drive
  2. Accommodation in Kaifeng: Kaifeng Zhongzhou International Hotel

Day 6: Kaifeng Museum and Millennium City Park - Kaifeng

1. Kaifeng Museum

Kaifeng Museum

2. *Millennium City Park

Millennium City Park

Millennium City Park

Lunch: the restaurant on the food street in Millennium City Park
Supper: eat Steamed Dumplings in Kaifeng Diyilou

  1. Kaifeng → Zhengzhou: one and a half hours' drive
  2. Accommodation in Zhengzhou: Zhengzhou Novotel Convention Centre Hotel

Day 7: the Yellow River Scenic Area and Henan National Museum - Zhengzhou

1. the Yellow River Scenic Area (including a cruise on the river)

The Yellow River

2. *Henan National Museum

Henan National Museum

Henan National Museum

Return to Guilin: two hours by flight from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport

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