Zhengzhou Overview

Chinese Name: 郑州 English IPA: /'dʒeŋ'dʒəu/ Location: In the middle of Henan province, in central China Population (city): 10,136,000 Language: Zhengzhou Dialect and Mandarin Zip code: 450000 Tel code: 0371 Time zone: UTC+8

Zhengzhou, referred to as Zheng for short, was the capital of commerce in ancient times. It is the capital of Henan province, an important central city in central China, megacity, national important comprehensive transportation hub, commercial logistics center, and the central city of the central plains city cluster. Zhengzhou is located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River and the transition zone from the northeast wing of Funiu mountains to the Huanghuai plain. Zhengzhou is high in the west and low in the east, high in the middle and low in the northeast or low in the southeast. Zhengzhou enjoys a north temperate continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. Zhengzhou is an important hub city of railway, aviation, electric power, post and telecommunication in China, and has the largest truck marshalling station in Asia. The Zhengzhou aviation port area is China’s only state-level airport economy comprehensive experimental area, and the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange is China’s first futures exchange. Zhengzhou is also a core component of the China (Henan) pilot free trade zone. Zhengzhou is an important birthplace of Chinese civilization, a famous national historical and cultural city, and a member of the world historical city alliance. Zhengzhou has been the capital for five times in history, and is the hometown of the Yellow Emperor Xuanyuan, the ancestor of Chinese culture.

Highlights of Zhengzhou:

  • Long History: Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, is one of China’s eight historic capitals. Zhengzhou, with its profound culture and long history, is an important birthplace of Chinese culture and civilization. Five thousand years ago, the first ancestor of Chinese culture, the Yellow Emperor Xuanyuan, was born and founded the capital in the land of Zhengzhou. The Yellow River civilization and central plains culture were formed in the long history as well.
  • Famous Attractions: Zhengzhou has numerous cultural relics and historic sites, including the ancient city, ancient culture, ancient tombs, ancient buildings, ancient passes and ancient battlefields, a total of more than 10000 ruins. The Erqi Memorial Tower of Erqi Square is the landmark building of Zhengzhou, where there is the earliest astronomical building- Dengfeng Observation Platform, and the world-famous Shaolin temple. Other major attractions include the Yellow River Scenic Area, the Hometown of the Yellow Emperor, Songshan Mountain, Songyang Academy, Zhongyue Temple, Henan Museum and so on.
  • Traditional Opera Culture: Henan Opera(Yu Opera), Qu opera and Yue Tune(越调) have a great influence on the types of opera in Zhengzhou, among which Yu Opera, together with Peking Opera, Ping Opera and Yue Opera(Shaoxing Opera), is known as one of the four major types of opera in China. Henan opera originated in Kaifen of Henan province, inherited, reformed, innovated and developed on the basis of Henan Bangzi. After the founding of the nation, since Henan is referred to as “Yu”, hence Yu Opera.
  • Shaolin Kungfu: Shaolin temple, located in Dengfeng of Zhengzhou, at the foot of the Wuru peak of Mount Songshan, is the birthplace of Shaolin martial arts. The Shaolin temple is famous for Shaolin Kungfu, and has the reputation of “the ancestral temple of Zen Buddhism, the most famous temple in the world”. Therefore, Zhengzhou is also known as “the center of heaven and earth, the capital of Kung Fu”.

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