in the central part of China, Henan Province is bounded by Hebei,
and Hubei, and separated into two
unequal parts by the Huanghe River(Yellow River), Area:over 167000
province is divided topographically into two parts: the western
highlands and the eastern plain.
has a temperate continental monsoon climate, with a long and cold
winter and a hot and rainy summer. The annual mean temperature is
13-15°C. and the annual precipitation is 600-1200 mm.
province has a long history and a developed culture. As early as
5-6 thousands years ago, it had the Peiligang culture and Yangshao
culture, and enjoys the reputation of "the Cradle of the Chinese
Nation ", with famous scenic spots and historic sites all over
the province. Henan possesses 16 major historic and cultural sites
under state protection and 267 sites under provincial protection.
The five cities of Luoyang, Kaifeng, Anyang, Nanyang and Shangqiu
are classified as the national famous historic cultural cities.
The national major famous scenic areas of the province include Mt.Songshan,
Mt.Jigong,Luoyang Longmen and Mt.Wangwu-Mt.Yuntai.Other scenic spots
` are Baima Temple, Guanlin ( a place where Guan Yu's head was buried
), Ancient Tomb Museum, Xiangguo Temple, Baogong Shrine, Shaolin
Temple and Songyang Academy of classical learning,etc.
native products and specialities are painting and calligraphy of
Kaifeng, palace lantern of Luoyang, imitation of the tri-coloured
pottery of the Tang Dynasty and the Macjian tea in Xinyang,etc.