No two towns are ever the same; each possesses its own qualities. So, take to the wide open road and check out a few of the other areas surrounding Xuchang. Luohe and Pingdingshan are just two of the many other places worth visiting while you're in Henan.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Xuchang, visit the nearest regional city. Zhengzhou is around 50 miles (80 kilometers) away and features sights like Shaolin Monastery, Renmin Park and Zhongyuan University of Technology. Zhengzhou has much to offer travelers willing to hang around here a little longer. Erqi Pagoda, Mount Song and Zhengzhou University are just some of the sights worth a visit.
Spirituality is a pivotal aspect of every region's make-up, so be sure visit the area's monasteries and other religious sites.
This area has a number of great places to enjoy boating, so make sure you leave time to fit that in. Rafting is another popular watersport here.
Communicate with the locals in China by getting familiar with their language. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" means "Would you like todance with me?" Or try "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān" (This gentleman/lady will pay for everything).
At the end of your vacation, say a fond Zàijiàn (farewell) to the interesting people you've met and the places you've spent time.