Site of the former imperial palace, this park is largely covered by lakes, into which hardy swimmers dive in winter. Cross a bridge and...
Iron Pagoda Park
Rising up within Iron Pagoda Park is a magnificent 55m, 11th-century pagoda, a gorgeous, slender brick edifice wrapped in glazed...
Riverside Scenic Park Qīngmíng Garden
High on historical kitsch, this theme park is a recreation of Zeduan’s famous Qingming painting. It’s brought to life with roving staff...
Gǔlóu Night Market
Kāifēng’s steaming, bustling and bellowing night market has been sanitised and relocated. While the food stays the same, authenticity...
City Walls information
Lonely Planet review
Kāifēng is ringed by a relatively intact, much-restored Qing-dynasty wall (城墙). Encased with grey bricks, rear sections of the ramparts have been recently buttressed unattractively with concrete. Today’s bastion was built on the foundations of the Song-dynasty Inner Wall (内城; Nèichéng). Rising up beyond was the mighty, now buried Outer Wall (外城; Wàichéng), a colossal construction containing 18 gates, which looped south of the Pó Pagoda, while the Imperial Wall (皇城; Huángchéng) protected the imperial palace.