Kaifeng

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Introduction:Kaifeng city is located in the northern part of Henan province. It is o­ne of China's most famous ancient capitals, with around 3000 years of history, and still today retains mu..

Districts: Zhengzhou Hebi Jiyuan Kaifeng Nanyang Puyang Xinxiang Luoyang Lingbao Xuchang Sanmenxia Zhumadian Anyang Dengfeng Dengzhou Jiaozuo Luohe Pingdingshan Shangqiu Wugang

Attractions: Iron Tower Fan Tower The Memorial Temple of Lord Bao Imperial street of Song dynasty capital White Garden Dahuting Han tomb Peiligang Site Imperial street of Song dynasty capital Carp with Noodles in Sweet and Sour Sauce Cradle of Chinese Buddhism--White Horse Temple

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Kaifeng Introduction

Kaifeng city is located in the northern part of Henan province. It is o­ne of China's most famous ancient capitals, with around 3000 years of history, and still today retains much of the charm, mostly in a small area enclosed by the Old City Walls. During the Spring and Autumn Period, the place became the fief of Duke Zaung (757-701 B.C.) of the State of Zheng, who started to build a city and named it Kaifeng, meaning "opening up new territory." It was also called Bianliang after the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.).

Kaifeng became the most prosperous in Song Dynasty as its capital city. It was o­ne of the greatest cities in the world in terms of population and territory. Kaifeng served as capital for seven feudalist dynasties in Chinese history. As o­ne of the "six great capitals" of China, together with Beijing, Xi' an, Nanjing, Luoyang, and Hangzhou, it used to be a very prosperous city, especially during the Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1127). The grandeur and prosperity of Kaifeng is vividly presented in a classical painting, "River Scene at Qingming Festival," by the well-known artist Zhang Zeduan of the Northern Song Dynasty

However, the city has also been plagued by many tragedies. Frequent floods, invasions and dynastic disintegration had taken place in Kaifeng. These floods, apart from destroying countless lives, also destroyed many of the beliefs, customs and buildings Kaifeng kept trying to create. The city scenic spots nowadays are mostly half destroyed relics or newly made memorials of these disastrous periods of history, including crumbling City Walls, remains of the old Synagogue and an Imperial Song Street.
Kaifeng is also known for having o­ne of the last Jewish communities in China.
As an old cultural center, Kaifeng is well known for its silk products and embroidery.

Kaifeng Traffic

By Train
Since Kaifeng is an important station o­n the Shanghai-Lanzhou railway, taking trains to and from Kaifeng is relatively convenient. Most east-west trains pass through Kaifeng.  There are direct trains available daily to Shanghai (12 Hours), Nanjing (8 Hours), Hangzhou (15 Hours), Beijing (8 hours), Chengdu (30hours), Wuhan (8 hours). Trains from the southern cities such as Guangzhou cannot, however, get to Kaifeng directly and will need to get to Zhengzhou first before taking a bus o­n to Kaifeng. The railway station of Kaifeng is located to the south of the ancient Kaifeng town, which is enclosed by city wall o­n Xinmengguan Jie. The station itself is located 2km from the city center.
Since Zhengzhou is not a big city, taking a taxi to most areas in the city from the station costs less than RMB10. The main ticketing office is still in the Railway Station, but there is also a place for advanced tickets at 70 Sihou Jie (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm; 2:30-4:30).
 
By Bus
The main bus station is right opposite the railway station. But most of the buses to Zhengzhou and Luoyang park o­n the Railway Station Square to collect travelers. Kaifeng is 70km from Zhengzhou the provincial capital, express highway is available between Kaifeng and Luoyang via Zhengzhou. Most buses for Zhengzhou charge RMB15 and the trip takes around 1 hour. Buses to Luoyang (RMB30) take 2.5 hours. For travelers already in the city, you don't need to bother to go all the way to the Railway Station, since the Western Bus Terminal is o­n the southern tip of Yingbin Lu, just inside the city wall. Buses from the Western Station also have both Zhengzhou and Luoyang as destinations.
Public bus
The kaifeng urban is not big ,the main scenic spots is in the urban area. You can visit them by public bus conviently.
Taxi
The fare of taxi is 6 Yuan for the first 3 kilometres . the journey charge is 1 Yuan in 7 kms, over 7 kilometres is 1.5 per km.

Kaifeng Festivals

China Kaifeng Chrysanthemum Festival
Chrysanthemum is the flower of Kaifeng City, whose history can be dated back to Tang Dynasty.
In October, 1983, the Kaifeng Chrysanthemum Festival was held at “Dragon Pavilion” that is regarded as the symbol of Kaifeng. During the festival, more than two million pots of chrysanthemum will be decorating the city include kaifengfu, Tieta Park, Baogong ci, Longting Park , Qingming shanghe garden and so o­n.  tourists can admire chrysanthemum blooms and view cultural displays from Song.

Kaifeng Service Telephones

Southern Airlines kaifeng ticket sale:0378-5955555
Kaifeng raiway station telephone :0378-5951404
Kaifeng railway Ticket Center, Tel :0378-3966888-2018
Long-distance terminals telephone :0378-5653504
long-distance Passenger Station Tel :0378-3931487
Xiangguo Temple Passenger Station: Tel :0378-5972309
Kaifeng Tourism bureau (Yingbin Road 14,Kaifeng City) :0378-5954370
Bus Corporation complaint phone :0378-5950601
Taxi complaint phone :0378-3870100

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