Site of the former imperial palace, this park is largely covered by lakes, into which hardy swimmers dive in winter. Climb the Dragon...
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 recreates Kāifēng in its heyday, complete with cultural performances, folk art and music...
By the South West Gate, this friendly hotpot restaurant is great if you're a gang of diners. Order up a soup base (Y18 to Y22) – for...
Lonely Planet review
Kāifēng is ringed by a relatively intact, much-restored Qing-dynasty wall. Encased with grey bricks, rear sections of the ramparts have been recently buttressed very 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.