6 Days Luoyang, Dengfeng & Zhengzhou Tour
Henan is the cradle of Chinese civilization. Over the past 5000 years
more than 200 emperors in over 20 dynasties have chosen to build their
capital cities there. It was used to serve as a political, economic and
cultural center of ancient China, which spanned over 3000 years. Among
the eight ancient capitals in China four are located in Henan, including
Luoyang (an ancient capital of nine dynasties), Kaifeng ( ancient
capital of seven dynasties), Anyang (the ancient capital of the Yin and
Shang Dynasties), and Zhengzhou (the ancient capital of the Shang
Dynasty). Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, the ruins of the ancient capital
of the Yin Dynasty in Anyang and the ancient architectural ensemble in
Dengfeng have been placed on the list of world cultural heritage sites.
Additionally, Henan is the birthplace of martial arts, world-renowned
Shaolin martial arts and Chen-style taiji boxing.
- Fascinating Shaolin Kungfu show
- Amaze by exquisite Longmen Grottoes
- Discover the history and culture of Luoyang
Customizable Tour Itinerary
When you step out of the railway station or airport you will see your
guide holding a name sign. Your guide will take you to the driver and
take you to the hotel. You will make full use of the day by visiting the
Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple. Longmen Grottoes is famous for
being one of the four greatest grottoes in China. The niches and
shrines chiseled there are complete and demonstrate spectacular Buddhism
artworks from late North Wei Dynasty to Tang Dynasty.
New Friendship Hotel Luoyang,
Hyatt Place Luoyang,
Holiday Inn Express Luoyang City Center
In the morning you will visit the Eastern Zhouwangcheng Tianzijialiu
Museum. It was built over the original site to display the horses and
chariots for emperor and officials in the Eastern Zhou period. After,
you will take a stroll around Laochengqu, which means “old district of
the city.” It is the first district in Luoyang with many temples,
memorial halls and drum towers could be seen. After lunch at a local
restaurant you will visit the White Horse Pagoda, which is the first
Buddhist temple in China. You will see relics from the Yuan, Ming and
Qing dynasties. Later, you will be escorted to Dengfeng.
Dengfeng Shaoling Temple
Wake up early for the Kungfu day tour. It takes about an hour to get to
Dengfeng where Shaolin Temple is. Shaolin Temple was built in 495 AD and
is well known for Shaolin Kungfu taught in the Temple. There are monks
living in the Temple that practice martial arts every day. You will not
only see a Kungfu show but also take a look at the environment and way
they live. After a vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant you will visit
the Pagoda Forest (tombs for famous monks), and Songshan Academy (the
cradle of Neo-Confucianism in Song Dynasty). Later, you will take the
private vehicle to Zhengzhou.
Yuda Palace Hotel in Zhengzhou
You should not miss the Henan Museum when you are in Zhengzhou. Its large collections rank after the Forbidden City in Beijing and Taipei, due to its prehistoric relics, bronze ware of Shang and Zhou Dynasties, porcelains and jade artworks. It is worth the three hour visit. Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant and followed by a visit to the Yellow River Scenic Area. Yellow River is the mother river of China and the second longest river in the county and the fifth longest river in the world. Feel free to climb the Jimu Pavilion to have a great view of the roaring yellow water. Later, you will be escorted to Kaifeng for the night.
A full day city tour in Kaifeng is arranged to include Millennium City
Park/ Qingming Grand-River Park, Dragon Pavilion, Kaifeng House Scenic
Resort, and Jewish xx site. Qingming Grand-River Park/ Millennium City
Park is made based on the famous picture of Qingming Grand River by
Zhang Zeduan, a painter in North Song Dynasty. The Park is themed by
daily life, folk customs, imperial gardens and entertainment, and
successfully creates a picturesque scene. Walking in the Park is like
walking back in time. Your tour guide will advise you on the people
living during the Song Dynasty. Dragon Pavilion, despite it sounding
like a pavilion, is a palace built high enough to have great views of
Pan Lake and Yang Lake. Iron Tower is a wooden building of 13 floors
that is 55.88 meters. It also has dark black glass tiles that were
embedded on Iron Tower resembling a tower made of iron. The patterns
carved on the glass tiles include unicorns, bodhisattva, singing and
dancing girls and lions. After lunch in a local restaurant you will
visit Kaifeng House Scenic Resort. There, you will learn about Bao
Zheng, which is a symbol of justice and a government officer in Song
Dynasty. He gave rulings with justice in mind. Besides historical
records there are live shows available to experience the ancient
courtroom in Song Dynasty. You may also find the Jewish Quarters
interesting though Jews in Kaifeng are not recognized by Israel Jews.
Many records show that Jews in Kaifeng moved there more than 700 years
Silhouette of Kaifeng Pagoda against the red sky of sunset
You’ll ride back to Zhengzhou to catch your flight or train for next destination.
- In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
- Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
- Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
- Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
- Your own English-speaking guide service.
- Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.
- International transportation.
- Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
- Travel and medical insurance.
- Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Personal expenses.
- Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
- Gratuities to guide and driver.