The Shaolin Temple is steeped in history and is a spiritual oasis for travelers wishing to see the authentic practice of Kung Fu and Qigong meditation in one of the oldest centers of martial arts learning in the world.
The Songshan mountain, Mount Song, or the middle of Yue. This area and mountain has a long history of civilization going back nearly several thousand years. There are many tourism attractions around, both natural and cultural.
Gaocheng Astronomical Observatory is the oldest Astronomical Observatory in China.
Songyang Academy had its heyday in the Song Dynasty and is the most historically important Confucian academy in the world.
The longmen Grottos is one of the biggest group of caves and famous art treasures in the world. The magnificent grottos house ancient sculptures priceless to Buddhists. There are around 19 inscriptions on the cliff walls, all finished during the early tang dynasty.
The White Horse Temple was Built in 68 AD. It's the first official-built Buddhist monastery. It was said that the Buddhist scriptures were carried into China by white horses, hence the name. To this day, the white horse temple remains one of the most important temples in all of China.
The Peony is China's national flower. Because of it's bright color, the gigantic beautiful flowers symbolize the prosperity of the nation. Seeing Peonys in bloom is one of the richest moments of time in China.
Xiangguo Temple in the Kaifeng city center has red walls and green glazed tile roof and is famous for it's great legends. It's a symbol of the Song dynasty city when it was where the emperor went sight-seeing, carried out diplomatic communications, had entertainment, rest and other activities. Due to this, it has been given the nickname “Royal Chapel”.
Millennium City Park is a theme and historic park. It's famous for one of the most famous Chinese paintings Qing Ming Shang He Tu. The park displays a vivid scene of traditional bridge space and also shows us the economic boom of the Song Dynasty.
There are also many food stalls at night along the city's streets where you can have a good taste of local snacks.
Daming Palace was the seat of imperial power in the Tang Dynasty. It was the biggest palace in the world at the time, in the most populous city on the planet.
Xuanzang built the pagoda in the Tang Dynasty in order to have a place for all of his Buddhist books. Nearby, you can go to huaqingchi and take a bath in the hot springs.
You must see the largest imperial tomb underground - Qin Shihuang Mausoleum. It embodies the greatest cultural achievements of the Qin dynasty.