Top things to do

Museum in Zhèngzhōu

Hénán Museum

Closed for renovations (estimated to last until 2018), only temporary exhibits in a side building are currently on display. An audio guide (¥20, deposit ¥200) in English is available. Take your passport as ID for ad…
Henan in Zhèngzhōu

Hé Jì

This Zhèngzhōu stalwart has racked up numerous awards over the years, and judging by the raucous crowds inside, it hasn't lost its touch. There's only one thing on the menu – noodle soup in a nourishing mutton broth…
Henan in Zhèngzhōu

Hénán Shífǔ

Tucked away in a courtyard off Renmin Lu, this well-known restaurant’s photo menu is full of local specialities, such as tofu potstickers (锅贴豆腐; guōtiē dòufu) or Hakka beef (客家牛肉粒; Kèjiā niúròu lì), which is cleverl…
Pub in Zhèngzhōu

Target Pub

A seasoned portrait of flags, old banknotes, rattan chairs and half a car pinned to the ceiling, Target hits the bullseye with excellent music, an outstanding selection of spirits, offbeat cocktails and a laid-back …
Taoist Temple in Zhèngzhōu

Chénghuáng Temple

The 600-year-old City God temple bustles with worshippers who leave its trees festooned with red ribbons and its entrances swirling with incense smoke. Take bus 2 from the train station.
Confucian Temple in Zhèngzhōu

Confucius Temple

Although replete with colourfully painted eaves, there is little to see at this restored temple. Take bus 60 or 85 from the train station.
Ruins in Zhèngzhōu

Shang City Walls

Zhèngzhōu's eastern outskirts are marked by long, high mounds of earth, the remains of the old city walls. You can climb up to explore.
Market in Zhèngzhōu

Guāngcǎi Market

This crowded warren of food and clothes stalls in the block northeast of February 7 Square is often crowded, but choices seem very bottom of the barrel. Try málà tàng (麻辣烫; spicy soup with skewered vegies and meat),…