Take a private day tour from Zhengzhou to explore one of the seven ancient capitals of China - Kaifeng. Established more than 2700 years ago, during the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127), it was the political, economic and cultural center for all of China. During this one day tour, you will be able to visit the Millennium City Park, Kaifeng Iron Tower Park, Prime Minister Temple and more. This tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. The tour contains no factory and shopping stops which keeps the focus on the main sites.
Your English speaking guide will meet you in your Zhengzhou hotel's lobby at 8:30am and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle. Heading directly to Kaifeng, which will takes about 1 hour. Your tour guide will explain the histories and stories about this ancient capital along the way, feel free to ask any questions if you have! Your first stop is Millennium City Park. Located in the northwest of Kaifeng, the west shore of the pretty Longting Lake, Millennium City Park is a large-scale historical cultural theme park in accordance with the proportion of one-to-one with the masterpiece Riverside Scenes at Qingming Festival which considered as one of the Chinese art treasure painted by Zhang Zeduan, a famous artist of Northern Song Dynasty (960—1127 A.D). Following the original drawing, Millennium City Park is magnificently reproduce the flourishing scenes of Kaifeng in Song Dynasty, which is also a lively life show for social custom, life, building structure and landscapes of that time. Accompanied by your tour guide, travel back to 1000 years ago to experience the ancient shops and hotels, all kinds of Song style mansion and houses, watch various shows, enjoy classical music of Song style. Next, visit the Prime Minister Temple. The Grand Xiangguo Monastery is one of the ten famous temples of Chinese Buddhism. It plays an important role in and has extensive influence on the history of Chinese Buddhism. First constructed in 555 in the Northern Qi (AD 550-557) of Northern and Southern Dynasties, the temple was rebuilt in the Tang Dynasty(AD 618-907), and was bestowed the name Xiangguo Temple by Emperor Ruizong. The temple reached its heyday in the Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279). It became an international Buddhism center, attracting many foreign envoys and great monks. It contributed a lot to the cultural exchanges between China and other countries. Then, enjoy the most famous Kaifeng Soup Dumplings in the local restaurant. In the afternoon, you can discuss with your tour guide on what else you want to visit in Kaifeng, choose one ore two sites to visit, here are some sites you may interested: • Kaifeng House Scenic Resort • Dragon Pavilion Park • Kaifeng Iron Tower Park • Gulou Square • Xiangguo Temple • Kaifeng City Wall • Ancient Street of North Song DynastyAfter your Kaifeng tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Zhengzhou city.