When it's time to head beyond Pingdingshan, you'll soon find that this region is home to a number of attractions waiting to be explored. Xuchang, lays 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southwest, and Dengfeng is located 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the south.
Should the weather turns nasty; don't panic, Henan offers a range of history museums, that'll keep culture vultures entertained and dry.
If you are seeking a completely different way to experience Henan, have a go at hot air ballooning.
Making the effort to get your tongue around some common phrases in Mandarin is one of the most meaningful gestures you can pay to the Chinese people. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" is the Mandarin way to say "Would you like todance with me?" Or try "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān" (This gentleman/lady will pay for everything).
When it's time to leave this special part of the world, bid a fond Zàijiàn (farewell) to the people you've met and the special places you have seen.