DISCOVER THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN HENAN’S CAPITAL
As one of China’s fastest-growing cities, Zhengzhou has become a leading city of opportunity in the central part of the country. The Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji places you near burgeoning business and entertainment districts but away from the hassle of city-center traffic. Learn about the city’s storied past at the Yellow River Museum, and then explore Zhengzhou’s bright future with a trip to the shops and entertainment venues at Wanda Plaza.
- Wanda Plaza – 4.6 km
One of the best commercial areas in the city, Wanda Plaza blends international shopping with luxury apartments to create a one-of-a-kind pedestrian district in Zhengzhou.
- Zhengzhou Aquarium – 7.3 km
Watch a mermaid show, pet a shark, bottle-feed a fish and more at this family favorite just north of the city center.
- Henan Sports Center – 8.3 km
This Olympic-caliber sports complex is home to a swimming and diving center, a gym and a beautiful stadium. Head to the complex to enjoy a morning yoga class or a game of badminton.
- Zhengzhou Zoo – 12.4 km
From native animals like giant pandas and tigers to African favorites like lions and elephants, the Zhengzhou Zoo has something for everyone. Your kids will especially love the playground and petting zoo.
HISTORY AND CULTURE
- Yellow River Museum – 2.5 km
The 5,000-year-old civilization of China revolves around the Yellow River, and this museum showcases the river’s vital role in the country’s growth over the millennia through its collection of ancient fossils, paintings, gemstones, and artifacts.
- Henan Museum – 12.9 km
At Henan Museum, you can admire bronze statues, learn about the country’s long history of astronomy, see beautiful jade pieces from ancient dynasties and discover fascinating statues based on Chinese mythology.
- Shang City Ruins – 14.2 km
Situated in the heart of the city, this ancient capital was once home to the Shang dynasty. Now a protected national heritage site, the ruins are a great place to get in touch with China’s past in the middle of Zhengzhou’s fast-growing urban area.
- Longhu Wetland Park – 7 km
Known for its gorgeous fields of pink grass and urban wetlands, Longhu Wetland Park has recently become popular for its running, walking and cycling races.
- Yellow River Wetland Park – 7.1 km
Take your camera to Yellow River Wetland Park to capture photos of dozens of water-bird species that make the park their home, including swans, herons, egrets, geese and ducks.
- Yellow River Scenic Area – 21 km
Be sure to climb Five Dragons Peak for a spectacular view of the river. You can also stroll through the peony garden of Yueshan Temple or admire the Yandi and Huangdi stone figures, which are some of the tallest statues in the world.