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Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Henan


In Henan, there are many famous places of interest, as well as the colorful culture of the Central Plains, and even more gorgeous and colorful folk customs…
If you travel to Henan, what are the most worthwhile attractions?
Don’t worry! In this article, Dolma has collected for you the 10 best attractions to visit in Henan, so let’s find out together!

Top 10 tourist attractions in Henan

1. Songshan Shaolin Temple

Songshan Shaolin Temple is located in Dengfeng City, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, under the five breast peaks of Mount Songshan.
Shaolin Temple is one of the ancestral temples of Chinese Buddhism and the birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu and has long been rated as a Grade 5a scenic spot. And it has always played a very important role in China, which is why it attracts many tourists to visit this important attraction every year.
Songshan Shaolin Temple
Located in the middle of a dense jungle, Songshan Shaolin Temple, with its unique location and natural conditions, as well as its long history, makes tourists indulge in it and forget to return.

2. Longmen Grottoes

The Longmen Grottoes, with the largest number of grottoes and cave statues, is also the largest ancient cliff monument forest in China’s cave temples. Two-thirds of these statues were carved during the Tang Dynasty, and of the two-thirds of the statues from the Tang Dynasty, 80 percent came from the reigns of Emperor Gaozong and Wu Zetian.
The Longmen Grottoes are located in Luoyang City, Henan Province, on the banks of the Yi River on the Longmen Mountain and Fragrant Mountain, where the two mountains face each other and the water flows in the Yi River, shaped like a gate, so-called “Yi Que”, the Sui Dynasty began to be called Longmen.
Longmen Grottoes
Longmen Grottoes and Mogao Grottoes, Yungang Grottoes, Maizishan Grottoes, and the four major grottoes in China.
Longmen Grottoes was opened in the Northern Wei Emperor Xiaowen years, after the Eastern Wei, Western Wei, Northern Qi, Sui, Tang, Five Dynasties, Song, and other dynasties continuous large-scale construction for more than 400 years, north and south of 1 kilometer long, there are now 2345 niche, more than 100,000 statues, inscriptions more than 2800 inscriptions.

3. Wundai Mountain

Yuntai Mountain is located at the junction of Xiuwu County, Jiaozuo City, Henan Province, and Lingchuan County, Jincheng City, Shanxi Province.
Yuntai Mountain has many trees, quiet pools, waterfalls with different postures, and some strange-shaped rocks, forming a unique scenery of Yuntai Mountain, which is surrounded by clouds all year round and is a good place for Taoism to live in the past generations. The main peak is more than 1,000 meters high, and the stairway is nearly 1,000 steps to the top of the main peak, where you can see the whole scenery of Mount Yuntai as if all the scenery in the world is in your eyes.
Wundai Mountain
There is also the highest waterfall on Mount Yuntai, and the smaller waterfalls next to it are concentrated together to form the unique landscape of Mount Yuntai.
With its unique climate, excellent water supply, and complete greenery, Yuntai Mountain is an excellent place for ecological tourism.

4. Songxian Baiyun Mountain

Sog xian Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area is located in the hinterland of Fuyu Mountain in the south of Song County, Luoyang City, Henan Province, and is famous for its many clouds and strange, beautiful and fantastical.
Luoyang Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area is a national forest park, a national nature reserve, a national 5A-level tourist attraction, and has been named “the most beautiful place in China”.
Songxian Baiyun Mountain
Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area spans the Yangtze River, the Yellow River, and the Huai River in one peak, collecting the spirit of the three rivers in one mountain, which is unique to the Central Plains and can be called the “Central Plains Landscape Grand View” of the best.

5. Qingming Riverside Garden

Qingming Shangheyuan is located in the northwest corner of Kaifeng City, Henan Province, east and Longting scenic area adjacent to the name of the Song Dynasty Zhang Zeduan “Qingming Shanghetu” as a model, by the “construction method” as the construction standards, to the Song Dynasty city culture, folk customs, royal gardens and ancient entertainment as the theme, to participate in the experience of tourists as a cultural theme park.
Qingming Riverside Garden
When you walk into Qingming Shangheyuan, it is as if you have crossed a thousand years and entered the city life of the Northern Song Dynasty.
Here you can visit a wide range of stores, watch a variety of performances with profound heritage, and eat special Song Dynasty snacks.

6. The Great Buddha of the Central Plains

The Great Buddha of the Central Plains is located at the Yao Mountain Buddha Spring Temple in Lushan County, Pingdingshan City, Henan Province, and is currently the tallest Buddhist statue in the world. The total height of the Buddha is 208 meters, with a body height of 108 meters, a lotus seat height of 20 meters, a vajra seat height of 25 meters, and a Sumeru seat height of 55 meters.
The Great Buddha of the Central Plains
The Great Buddha of the Central Plains began to be consecrated in 1997 and was opened on September 9, 2008, by 108 senior monks and masters from four places on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Buddhist architecture is also one of the most visited attractions in tourism, especially the Buddha sculpture architecture, which is often awe-inspiring because of its height and grandeur, and detailed look and form.
So, if you come to Henan, the Great Buddha of the Central Plains is worth a visit!

7. Laogun Mountain

Laojun Mountain - Jiguan Cave tourist area, the only domestic tourist attraction not open to foreigners, is located in the hinterland of the Fu Niu Mountains in western Henan, “the ancient capital of the nine dynasties” Luanchuan County, southwest of Luoyang City. Laojun Mountain, the ancient name Jingmuro Mountain, was named after Laozi, the founder of Taoism in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, who retired here; it is the main peak of the 800-mile Mount Funiu, with an altitude of 2,217 meters.
Laogun Mountain
When you get to the top of the mountain, you can see the different seasons at the foot of the mountain, there are different views, very spectacular, stretch out your hand as if you can instantly reach the sky and touch the weather of clouds and fog, everywhere cloudy, quite a taste of becoming a fairy.

8. Longtan Grand Canyon

Longtan Grand Canyon scenic spot is a national 5A scenic spot, a national geopark, the core scenic spot of Luoyang Demei Mountain World Geopark, a canyon scenic spot dominated by the typical geological landscape of red rock roach valley group.
Longtan Grand Canyon
Luoyang Longtan Grand Canyon scenic area is a rare landscape corridor in the world with its gorges, waterfalls, walls, gorges, and valleys, red rock walls, waterfalls and pools, narrow ditches and deep valleys, and strange rocks and green shades.

9. Botanical Mountains

The mountain is located in Suiping County, Henan Province, with a scenic area of 148 square kilometers and an altitude of 786 meters. It is also known as Linglong Mountain and Stone Monkey Immortal Mountain.
Botanical Mountains
South Mountain, North Mountain, Huaguo Mountain, and Six Peaks Mountain are standing on their feet, and Xiumi Lake, Biwa Lake, Baihua Lake, and Tianmu Lake are dotted in between, forming a peculiar and beautiful scenery scroll.
The mountains are full of peaks, rocks, caves and gullies, ancient trees and mountains, both the spiritual beauty of the southern mountains and the majesty of the northern mountains.

10. Guoliang Village

This village is located on a cliff of 1,700 meters and is known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, which is both shocking and tender.
The highway is cut into the cliff, and a big reason to come to Guo Liang Village is to see the highway which is called the “Ninth Wonder of the World” by the Japanese film company Yuda.
Guoliang Village
When you come to Guo Liang Village, you can feel the spectacular mountains and touch the starry alpine waterfalls up close, and you will gain a new you.

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Author: Travel Blogger Dolma

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