Get high in Hennan

March 08, 2019

IF you haven’t heard about Henan province, it would be interesting to know that islocated in mid-eastern China and at the middle and lowerreaches of the Yellow River, has 18 cities and is considered asChina’s most populous province.

Henan is also consideredthe cradle of Chinese civilization due to its locationon the Yellow River or Huang He.There are a lot of jawdropping sites you can visit in Henan. Longmen Grottoes, Yin Xu, Historic Monuments of Dengfeng, Silk Roads and Grand Canal are few of the historical sites that can fill your eyes with the products of the rich historic heritage of the province.

Longmen Grottoes, a large museum of stone sculpture, is one of the sites travelers visit in Henan. It is located at the foot of Yique Mountain. It is the third cluster of cave temples commissioned by the imperial court. The carving began in North Wei dynasty, went through East and West Wei Dynasties, dynasties of North, North Zhou, Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties Period, which lasted for over 400 years.

In the grottoes, there are over 2,100 preserved cave shrines sheltering 97,300 statues or more. In 2000, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO inscribed the site in its World Heritage List. While you’re in the province, you can actually visit one of China’s oldest national museums, which is of national grade — the Henan Museum. It is an exhibition area for culture relics that boasts of a collection of more than 140,000 treasures. It displays cultural relics from prehistory to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. You can find yourself travellingvia China’s high-speed rail and getting off in Zhengzhou city, the capital of Henan. Since the city is a potential main hub in terms of railway and aviation, there are several options to reach this heritagerich province. Thud, if you have no plans to visit other provinces in China, you’ll find yourself exploring Henan.