Dengfeng Travel Guide
By fdecomite on 2009-05-09 20:00:33
History of Dengfeng
Dengfeng has a long history, and it is known for the old and large religious sites, temple buildings and martial arts academies. The area of Songshan Mountain has some of China’s biggest and most important temples and schools for Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. It is one of China’s centers for martial arts and was where the Shaolin style of martial arts originated. The city was known as Yangcheng at one time. It was said to be the capital of the earliest dynasty in the area of China, the Xia Dynasty, though historians are not sure about whether their rule was truly dynastic. The city has been important as one of China’s main centers for the development of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and martial arts.
How to Go Dengfeng
There are many ways geting into Dengfeng. Buses and Raiways are the most popular ways. There is expressway connecting Dengfeng and Zhengzhou, so it takes about one hour by cars. Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport is the only international airport in Henan Province. Passengers can take buses at Dengfeng Bus Station and get off at the Zhengzhou Bus Station. Then transfer to the Airport shuttle bus at the Zhengzhou Grand Hotel. The price is 15 yuan.
When to Go Dengfeng
One can planning his or her Dengfeng Tours at any time of the year. Dengfeng City enjoys temperate continental climate, with four distinct seasons. The annual average temperature reaches 14 ℃, the coldest month being January with the average monthly temperature of -2 ~ 2 ℃ and the hottest July with an average temperature of 27.5 ℃. The annual rainfall is about 636 mm. The best season to travel here is spring and autumn, that is, February, March, April, August, September and October.
What to see in Dengfeng
As Dengfeng is next to Zhengzhou. Tourists will choose to visit Dengfeng when they have a Zhengzhou tours. Dengfeng is famous for its historical sites and cultural relics. Famous attraction in Dengfeng are Ancient Songyang Academy, Zhongyue Temple and other Buddhist temple.
Where to stay in Dengfeng
There are many hotels in Dengfeng. Because it is a small city, the hotel prices are relatively low and the equipment may not be the same as the ones in big cities like Beijing or Shanghai. Fengyuan Hotel Dengfeng, Tianzhong Hotel Dengfeng, Shaolin International hotel Dengfeng are some of the top hotels in Dengfeng.