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Dengfeng, Henan

Dengfeng, Henan
The Land of Temples and Pagodas
By Nikhina

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Title pic Zhongyue TempleTraveling not only gives us pleasure but also helps us to learn a lot about people鈥檚 culture and imparts practical knowledge about important places, person and their nature. If you are a nature lover and planning a trip with your family, this travel guide about Dengfeng (Henan) China would help you to better to plan your trip. Dengfeng is in Henan Province and situated south of the Yellow River. Henan, in Chinese means 鈥楽outh of the Yellow River,鈥 and is the cradle of Chinese civilization and their culture.

 

The name Dengfeng means 鈥楢scending to Bestow Honor,鈥 named by the Tang Dynasty Empress Wu Zetian. It is one of the best places to admire in our lifetime with its historical and cultural attractions during Dengfeng travel. The city is famous for its rich cultural and historical heritage and mind-blowing natural sceneries. It is also one of the most famous spiritual centers of China, home to various temples and religious reunions, such as the Taoist Zhongyue Temple, and the Buddhist Shaolin Temple. Because of this, it is literally known as the spiritual Centre of Heaven and Earth.

TP 201812 China 03How to reach Dengfeng

 

Henan province, located in the central part of China is known as the cradle of Chinese civilization in Dengfeng. The capital city of Henan is Zhengzhou, which is 693 kilometers away from Beijing. It has excellent rail and road connectivity and more than 90 pairs of trains are plying between Beijing to Zhengzhou. High-speed trains can cover the distance within 2.5 to 4 hours. The distance from Zhengzhou to Dengfeng is 72.3 kilometers and can cover it within 1 hour and 10 minutes. Tourists can also travel by bus from Beijing to Dengfeng, and 768.6 kilometers can be covered within 8 hours and 10 minutes.

 

Tourists from Tianjin can also reach Dengfeng by bus, train, and air. Bullet train can cover the distance of 825.2 kilometers within 4 hours and 15 minutes from Tianjin to Luoyang. By bus, it will take about 8 hours and 15 minutes to cover 825.2 kilometers.

 

Dengfeng also has excellent air connectivity, and tourist from Beijing and Tianjin can fly down to Luoyang Beijiao Airport. The airport is 96.6 kilometers away from Dengfeng and 135.3 kilometers away from Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province. Many Chinese Airlines are operating daily flight services to Luoyang Beijiao Airport. For budget airline services, you may go through the Dengfeng travel guide for more details.

 

Booking air tickets is hassle-free as most of the airlines are offering mobile app services with easy navigations. So don鈥檛 delay further to book your airfare to Henan today and be ready to embark on the most unforgettable getaway.

 

Attractions in Dengfeng


There are a variety of exciting and enchanting places in Dengfeng. You can enjoy right from historical sites to cultural attractions and explore the miracles of nature in this region. Before planning a Dengfeng trip, check into the amazing sightseeing places and the nearby sites. It will help to prepare better for a perfect trip there with its natural attractions and entertaining activities. Through the Dengfeng travel guide, you can learn about its historical monuments, natural attractions and recreational activities, places to eat and drink, best camera friendly locations and destinations.

 

Following are some of the best attractions in Dengfeng:

 

Shaolin Temple (Shaolin Monastery)
Shaolin TempleMartial arts are the bastion of China, and the Shaolin temple, which is otherwise also known as Shaolin Monastery plays a unique role in promoting Chinese Kung Fu. It is also a famous cultural center of Zen Buddhism. The ancient temple has unbridled historical significance and is a trendy part of Chinese history. Previously they had many monks, and these monks of the lower level mostly came from the secular society, and some of them knew martial arts before getting into temple activities. Those who knew martial arts taught fellow monks and helped each other to improve their skills.

 

Martial art is their traditional practice for safety and self-protection, and its techniques have been carried forward through generations. Pagoda forest is the graveyard of Shaolin temple. You can find many housing tombs of eminent monks of a different historical period.

 

Location: The Monastery is located 13 kilometers north west of Mount Songshan, near Dengfeng City and 49 kilometers from Luoyang City.

 

White Horse Temple
White Horse TempleWhite horse temple is located between the Luo River and Mang Hill. With its attractive red walls, adorable palaces, and towering pagoda, the temple lies peacefully amidst the green pines and cypress groves. As the place adds peace to the mind of whoever pays visit there, honoured as 鈥榯he cradle of Buddhism in China.' The great and minute architecture can be divided into parts namely the Great Buddha Hall, Hall of Heavenly Kings, Guidance Hall, Mahavira Hall, and the clear terrace with a serene ambiance.

 

How to reach here? It is about 80 kilometers from Luoyang Railway station. The bus ride will take less than 3 hours approximately.

 

Yellow River Scenic Area (Zhengzhou)
Yelllow RiverThis place is full of green trees surrounded by huge pavilions and towers. A north view at a higher location at Zhengzhou overlooks the Yellow River. The park has four parts, namely, Yueshan Temple Scenic Spot, Wanglongfeng Scenic Spot, Hanba Erwangcheng, and Luotuo (Camel) Bridge. At the end of the hill, you can see a statue of a mother and son reflecting the mutual affection between the river and the Chinese people.

 

Location: It is 30 kilometers away from Zhengzhou Town.

 

Zhongyue Temple
TP 201812 China 04The temple is located on the footsteps of Taishi Mountain in the southern part of Songshan Mountain. It is 4 kilometers away from the east of Dengfeng. Zhongyue temple is one of the largest existing ancient architectural and well-maintained complexes in China. Surrounded by dense hills, the temple is surrounded by beautiful sceneries.

Zhongyue temple was first built in the Qin Dynasty. It was previously known as Taishi temple. The emperors who came after the Quin Dynasty made their contributions towards reconstructing it. The area is surrounded by many ancient cypresses, planted during the period from the Han Dynasty to the Song Dynasty. Inscriptions found on old bronze and stone tablets attract visitors. Besides, you can see beautiful classics of Taoism engraved over hundreds of granite blocks.

How to reach here? The temple is located between Zhengzhou and Luoyang and is just 12 kilometer from Shaolin Temple. It is 70 kilometers from Zhengzhou and 80 kilometers from Luoyang by road.

 

Shaolin Zen Music Ritual
TP 201812 China 05It is one of the world's most significant lighting systems with 2,800 lights controlled by computers stretched along Mt. Songshan from the foot to the summit. It covers 5 square kilometers, the biggest stage project. The biggest man-built moon attracts tourists, where the moon is controlled by computers. Lights change colours according to the music and it is a marvelous experience to watch, and it shows the architectural brilliance of Chinese engineers. The high mountains, vast building, minute architecture carvings, dense forests, and silvery waterfalls with realistic decorations on the big stage render the place fabulous and magical.

 

The show will have 5 sections and they are Water Music, Wood Music, Wind Music, Light Music and Stone Music in the same sequence.

 

Location: The music ritual takes place at Daixian Valley. It is 7 kilometers away from Shaolin Temple and 10 kilometers from Dengfeng City.

 

Show time: The annually recurring music show is conducted from the middle of March to November, and the show begins at 8:00 pm and concludes at 9:15 pm every night lasting for 75 minutes.

 

San Huang Village Scenic Resort
TP 201812 China 06San Huang Village Scenic Resort is another feast for our eyes with beautiful highlights. It reflects the Chinese culture along with scenic nature. If you are an adventurous person, you can go hiking in the mountains. On the sideline of the entrance, you may see people practicing Kung Fu. The center of attraction of the mountain is its book shaped rocks. It is not only a resort but a good location for hiking.

 

From the base of the mountain, you can see a steep climb with more than a hundred steps before you reach the monastery. But visitors are not allowed inside the compound. But you can take snaps of the external surroundings. The monastery compound is quiet and pleasant.

 

By cable car, you can reach Shaolin Temple, and cable car journey lets you explore the overwhelming beauty of Dengfeng from the top. The sky road is peaceful, amazing and spectacular. Walking along the hinterland is a fantastic experience while enjoying the cool breeze. From there you can visit pagodas forest and Shaolin temple. It is better to visit in the afternoon as the crowd will be less during that time.

 

Location: It is in the southern sector of Shaolin Templin and 15 kilometers far from Dengfeng City.

 

How to reach here? The resort is easily accessible by cable car from the rear of Shaolin Temple costing RMB50 for a single trip and RMB60 for round trip. Another way to reach the resort is by taxi from Dengfeng City. But it would be ideal to take the cable car after visiting Shaolin Temple as a ticket to the resort center includes the temple visit.

 

Conclusion


So, there are numerous exciting things to do in Dengfeng. You can visit the historical sites of importance to cultural attractions and explore the beauty of local attractions as much as possible. The city enjoys a temperate climate with four unique seasons. The best season to plan Dengfeng Henan travel is during February, March, April, August, September, and October. So don鈥檛 forget to miss one of the world's most vibrant and historical site and carry the city's unforgettable cherishing memories forever.

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