Zhengzhou, in Henan, is a city of roughly 1,800,000 residents.
It’s located 270 miles (435 kilometers) from Xi'an and about 360 miles (579 kilometers) from Tianjin.
The natural parks surrounding Zhengzhou give visitors an insight into the species of flora and fauna that exist in the region. To tour one of the main nature parks, head to Mount Song.
When the sun is out, explore Renmin Park, where locals come to breathe in the fresh air. Practice some tai chi, watch the passing parade, or just listen to the birdsong. This park will suit whatever mood you're in.
The Shaolin Monastery and the Erqi Pagoda are the ideal attractions to cap off your adventures in this fascinating corner of the globe.