Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, is a city on the south bank of
the Yellow River. It is sometimes called “the Green City” for its many trees.
The area remained relatively unimportant until the Chinese Government
selected it for development in the mid 20th century. Strategically located in
the centre of the country, Zhengzhou is now a major transportation hub. For
China travellers, Zhengzhou is a convenient start point to explore nearby
Chinese cultural sites, including Kaifeng, Luoyang and the Shaolin temple.
Shaolin Monk's Kungfu Show
Some China tour packages offer an opportunity to attend an astounding
performance by the Shaolin Monks, inventors of kung fu.
In these world-class performances, the monks showcase incredible
athleticism and flexibility.
The Yellow River flows through Lanzhou, the centre of transportation in the
northwest. It has an ideal environment for melons and peaches. Travellers
will get a chance to view the Yellow River from the green corridor.
The Shaolin temple is the sacred home of kung fu, or “gongfu” as it is known
by the locals. The Buddhist monks have practiced this martial art for centuries.
China travellers can see depressions on the floors where thousands of monks
have perfected their strong stance.