Henan historical sites

Song Dynasty Imperial River, Kaifeng

Song Dynasty Imperial River, Kaifeng – Ticket, Opening Hours, and Highlights

The Song Dynasty Imperial River Scenic Area (大宋御河风景区) in Kaifeng commenced operation in May 2013. Stretching over 2.5 kilometers, it traverses the two major scenic spots of Longting Lake and Baogong Lake in Kaifeng City. The scenic area includes five docks: Baogong Temple, West Court, Qisheng Corner, Qingyuan, and Cultural Salon, forming a picturesque and […]

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Fanta Pagoda Kaifeng

Fanta Pagoda (Pota Pagoda), Kaifeng – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

Fanta Pagoda (繁塔), originally named Xingci Pagoda or Pota Pagoda, is also known as Tianqing Temple Pagoda due to its location within the Tianqing Temple, one of the four major royal temples of the Northern Song Dynasty. It is commonly referred to as Fanta Pagoda because it stands atop the Fan Terrace. Standing as one

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tianbo yang house, kaifeng

Tianbo Yang House, Kaifeng – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

Tianbo Yang House (天波杨府), originally the residence of the Northern Song Dynasty hero Yang Ye, was situated in the northwest corner of the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty, Bianjing (present-day Kaifeng City, Henan Province), next to the Jinshui River near Tianbo Gate, hence its name “Tianbo Yang House.” Reconstructed in 1994, the new location

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yanqing taoist temple

Yanqing Taoist Temple, Kaifeng – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

Yanqing Taoist Temple (延庆观), originally known as Chongyang Temple, was built in honor of the founder of Quanzhen Taoism, Wang Chongyang. Destroyed at the end of the Jin Dynasty, Chongyang Temple was rebuilt by followers of Quanzhen Taoism in the fifth year of the Yuan Dynasty’s Emperor Taizong (1233 AD), under the command of Qiu

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shanxi, shaanxi and gansu guild hall kaifeng

Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Gansu Guild Hall, Kaifeng – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

The Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Gansu Guild Hall (山陕甘会馆), located in Kaifeng City, Henan Province, was established in the 41st year of the Qianlong Emperor’s reign in the Qing Dynasty (1776). It was constructed through the joint efforts of wealthy merchants from the provinces of Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Gansu, on the site of the former residence

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drum tower kaifeng

Drum Tower, Kaifeng – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

The Drum Tower in Kaifeng (开封鼓楼), initially constructed in the 12th year of the Hongwu era of the Ming Dynasty (1379), used to be the commercial and cultural hub of the city. It served multiple functions, including timekeeping, sounding alarms, and directing the city’s defense. Throughout history, the Drum Tower underwent five major renovations during

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iron pagoda park kaifeng

Iron Pagoda Park, Kaifeng – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

Iron Pagoda Park (铁塔公园), covering an area of 51.24 hectares, including 9.62 hectares of water area, is one of China’s top 100 famous gardens. The park is named after the Iron Pagoda (Kaibao Temple Pagoda) built in 1049. The central axis, from west to east, features the “First Pagoda in the World” stele, the “Paradise”

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dragon pavilion park, kaifeng

Dragon Pavilion Park (Longting Park) – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

Dragon Pavilion Park (Longting Park, 龙亭公园), located in Kaifeng City, Henan Province, is a historic architectural complex modeled after the layout of the Qing Dynasty’s Palace of Ten Thousand Longevities. Its history dates back to the Tang Dynasty when it served as a regional government office. Subsequently, during the Five Dynasties period, it was transformed

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iron pagoda in kaifeng

Kaifeng Iron Pagoda – First Pagoda in the World

The Iron Pagoda in Kaifeng (开封铁塔) is located in the eastern part of the Iron Pagoda Park on Beimen Street in Kaifeng City, Henan Province. It stands as a significant cultural relic and a major attraction within the park. Constructed in the first year of the Huangyou reign (1049 AD) of the Northern Song Dynasty,

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Daxiangguo Temple

Daxiangguo Temple, Kaifeng – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

Daxiangguo Temple (大相国寺, or Grand Xiangguo Temple), originally named Jianguo Temple, was established in the sixth year of the Tianbao era (555 AD) during the Northern Qi dynasty. In the first year of the Yanhe era (712 AD) of the Tang dynasty, Emperor Ruizong renamed it Daxiangguo Temple to commemorate his ascent to the throne

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