Dengfeng isn't the only spot in Henan worth exploring; DIY adventurers will be keen to head off and experience the magic of the surrounding landscapes, towns and cities. Xinmi and Luolong are two other places you may wish to visit while you're in Henan.
Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northeast of Dengfeng is Zhengzhou, a regional center and the home of Zhongyuan University of Technology, Mount Song and Zhengzhou University. Renmin Park, Erqi Pagoda and Shaolin Monastery are also well-worth checking out while you are here.
Experience moments of serenity at Henan's monasteries.
Are you looking for a a completely different adventure during your stay in this region. Go hot air ballooning; you'll never forget it.
An excellent way to impress the locals is talking the local tongue, so while vacationing in Dengfeng it's a good idea to learn a handful of simple Mandarin sentences. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" is the Mandarin way to say "Would you like todance with me?" And "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān", which translates as "This gentleman/lady will pay for everything"
When it's time to leave, say a fond Zàijiàn (farewell) to the local characters you have met and the special places you have seen.