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Henan Travel Guide and Map


Henan Province

Situated in the central part of China, Henan Province is bounded by Hebei, Shandong, Anhui, Shanxi, Shaanxi and Hubei, and separated into two unequal parts by the Huanghe River(Yellow River), Area:over 167000 kM2.

The province is divided topographically into two parts: the western highlands and the eastern plain.

Henan 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.

The 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.

The 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.


Map of Henan Province

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Map of Henan Province




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