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Train details 2008
Distance between Beijing and Zhengzhou is 689 Km.
5 times a day there is an express train from Beijing to Zhengzhou. The travel time is between 4.47 – 5.05 hours ticked price 213 RMB (about 20 Euros)

Furthermore there are 44 non express trains with a travel time from between 5:40 – 14:55 hours, ticked prices are between 46- 264 RMB (about 4 - 25 euro’s)

Distance between Shanghai and Zhengzhou is 998 Km
2 times a day there is an express train from Shanghai to Zhengzhou. The travel time is between 6:34 – 6:46 hours ticked price 309 RMB (about 20 Euros)

Furthermore there are 18 non express trains with a travel time from between 8:06 – 19:04 hours, ticked prices are between 64 - 365 RMB (about 6 - 35 euro’s)

National and International flight details
The prices of airplane ticked are too changeable. After you register we will sent you a list of flight options and prices. but of course you’re free to book the trip with another agency.

General info about china

  • China, one of the four oldest civilizations in the world, has a written history of 4,000 years and boasts rich cultural relics and historical sites. It is the inventor of compass, paper-making, gunpowder and printing. The Great Wall, Grand Canal and Karez irrigation system are three great ancient engineering projects built 2,000 years ago. Now they are the symbols of the rich culture of the Chinese nation.
  • TOPOGRAPHY: With a broad area, China's topography is very complex. The outline descends step by step from the west to the east. Mountains and hilly land take up 65 percent of the total area. There are five main mountain ranges. Seven mountain peaks are higher than 8,000 meters above sea level. The Bohai Sea, East China Sea, Yellow Sea and South China Sea embrace the east and southeast coast.
  • MONEY: Chinese Money is called Renminbi (RMB) (means "People's Currency"). The popular unit of RMB is Yuan. 1 Yuan to 10 Jiao, 1 Jiao to 10 Fen (There are parts of China the Yuan is also known as Kuai and Jiao is known as Mao. Chinese currency is issued in the following denominations: one, two, five, ten, fifty and a hundred Yuan; one, two and five Jiao; and one, two and five Fen. In the city's you can pin at some banks.
  • CIVIL ELECTRICAL POWER: AC 220 V, 50 Hz (bathrooms of many luxury and medium-grade hotels may have 110-volt sockets).
  • TELEVISION SYSTEM: PAL (In addition to Chinese language TV broadcast, English and Japanese TV programs are available in many hotel via satellite relay. China Central Television Station (CCTV) and some local TV stations also provide English news and other programs in English.)
  • TELEPHONE AREA CODE: Mainland China 86; Hong Kong 852; Taiwan 886. (Special Telephone Numbers: Police 110; Fire 119; Emergency 120.)

General info about henan privince

Henan, China – The heart of ancient China for the first half of Chinese history, northern Henan Province runs along the Yellow River and remains one of the most populous regions in China.

  • Population: 95.6 million
  • Urban population: 23.2 million
  • Nationalities:Han, Hui, Mongolian and Manchu
  • Area: 160,000 square kilometers
  • Climatic features: dry, windy winters and springs; hot, rainy summers; strong sunlight in autumn
  • Local Weather: Average temperature: -3oC to 3oC in January, 24oC to 29oC in July.
  • Annual average rainfall: 500 - 900 mm; high precipitation in the southern and northern mountains; 50 percent of the rain falls during the summer.
  • Time zone +8.00 GWT
  • Administrative divisions: 18 cities and 111 counties.
  • Capital: Zhengzhou
  • Neighboring areas: Shandong, Anhui, Hubei, Shaanxi, Shanxi, and Hebei Provinces.
  • Major cities: Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Pingdingshan, Xinxiang, Anyang, Nanyang
  • Tourist attractions: Shaolin Temple, at the foot of Mount Songshan, one of the Five Mountains in eastern China; Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang.

  • Luoyang, about 65 miles (40 km) west of Zhengzhou, was constructed during the 11th century BC and became the capital of the Zhuo Dynasty (1122 BC – 221 BC) after 770 BC. The Eastern Han Dynasty (206 BC – 221 AD) made Luoyang its capital and the later Wei Dynasty (220 AD – 265 AD) and Jin Dynasty (265 AD – 420 AD) were similarly established here. The Northern Wei Dynasty (386 AD – 534 AD) moved its capital to Luoyang in 493 AD. Subsequently, the construction of the Longmen Caves created what is now a World Heritage Site, as listed by UNESCO, with over 30,000 Buddhist statues and carvings, known as the Longmen Grottoes.
  • Kaifeng, in 364 BC, was the capital of theWei state during the Warring States period and was known as Daling. Kaifeng primarily made its mark in Chinese history as a center of trade. It is also a popular tourist destination with its long history still visible in the Youguosi and Bo Ta pagodas.
  • The historic Shaolin Temple, birthplace of the Chinese martial art Kung Fu (Gongfu), is located in Henan at the base of Shaoshi Mountain of the Songshan Moutnain range, one of China’s five sacred mountains. The famous monk Bodhidharma (Damo) brought his ministry to Shaolin in the 5th or 6th century. He meditated in a nearby cave for nine years where, according to legend, he left the imprint of his shadow upon the wall. His teachings here gave rise to what is known in Chinese as Chan Buddhism, and more commonly to Westerners by its Japanese name, Zen. The Shaolin Temple and the shadow of Bodhudharma are popular destinations for domestic and international tourists.
    The unconfirmed Xia Dynasty, possibly China’s first dynasty, was based in Henan Province.

General info about ZhengZhou (capital of henan province)

Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan Province, is located at the hinterland of central China, center of central plains and passage of ten provinces. As an important national transportation hub and communication center as well as an important city in the Eurasian Continental Bridge, through which the national projects such as "West-east gas transfer" and "South-north water transfer"pass, Zhengzhou plays an important role in connecting east & west and linking up north & south in the national economic development structure. Zhengzhou is a national open city, historical cultural city and sanitary city that has ascended itself to be one of the state’s top 50 cities in comprehensive strength and top 40 in investment surroundings.

Shaolin Kungfu culture and training academy ZhengZhou

The school is at the the ege of the city. There are shoping centers, hospitals, dentists, etc in the serouning areas.

General info about travelling

  • Insurance; please make sure you don't leave your country without a proper travel insurance!
  • Vaccination; for more information please check your local health center / vaccination buro.
  • Bringing and sending money in and out of china; you’re free to bring up to 5'000 EUROs in and out of china, no questions asked. if after your arrival in china you like to sent money to china, you can easily do so (it only takes about 4 days). if you want to sent or take more than the 5'000 Euros out of china, you must provide prove of where you get the money from. (This is to avoid people with a tourist visa working in china and sending all money out of china.) For more information contact the Chinese embassy in your country.
  • Don’t bringing anything or too much (because you’re going to want to bring a lot back!)
    International flight rules (please ask your airplane company)




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