Henan historical sites

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 City (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

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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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kaifeng fu (yamen of ancient kaifeng)

Kaifeng Fu (Yamen of Ancient Kaifeng) – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

Kaifeng Fu (开封府) served as the administrative and judicial center of the government officials during the Northern Song Dynasty, hailed as the capital of the world. Among the administrative offices of various dynasties, Kaifeng Fu was the most grandiose, comparable to the modern-day government of Beijing. Historical records show that during the Northern Song Dynasty,

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Jingshan Temple Cave in Longmen Grottoes

Jingshan Temple Cave in Longmen Grottoes

Jingshan Temple Cave (敬善寺洞), one of the significant caves directly commissioned by the Tang Dynasty imperial family, holds a prominent position within the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang. Carved during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of Tang, between the years 656 to 663 AD, this cave bears a profound royal background, with its main benefactor being

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Yaofang Cave in longmen grottoes

Yaofang Cave (Medical Prescription Cave) in Longmen Grottoes

Yaofang Cave (药方洞), also known as the Medical Prescription Cave, is situated between the Fengxian Temple and Guyang Cave on the western hillside of Longmen in Luoyang, Henan Province. It is a cave of profound historical and cultural significance, carved during the late Northern Wei Dynasty and completed during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian

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