Kaifeng

What is Kaifeng known for?


free fast

, discount for YHA membership checkin checkout noon content The only real budget option when it comes to Kaifeng and is a must to stay at compared to other options in town. Kaifengs only YHA (run by a friendly Australian ex-pat) which brings with it all the usual things - Cheap rooms that are sparkling clean and quiet (dorm with western toilet shower - ¥40-45, Standard spacious ensuite rooms (3 star standard) with flatscreen TV - ¥95-125), Free fast internet incl. WiFi and popular social


modern book

printing plates and entered the age of modern book and magazine printing. The largest of the early publishing houses were the Commercial Press (''Shangwu Yinshuguan''), established in 1897, and the China Publishing House (''Zhonghua Shuju''), established in 1912, both of which were still operating in 1987. Following the May Fourth Movement of 1919, publishers, especially those associated with various groups of intellectuals, proliferated. During the Chinese civil war, New China Booksellers


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of modern Henan province, with borders extremely similar to modern ones. Neither its territories nor its role in the economy were changed under later dynasties. Henan remained important in the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty that followed, though its economy slowly deteriorated due to frequent natural disasters. In 1954, the new government of the People's Republic of China moved the capital of Henan from Kaifeng to Zhengzhou, as a result of its economic importance. The PRC had earlier established a short-lived Pingyuan Province consisting of what is now northern Henan and western Shandong with Xinxiang as its capital. This province was abolished in 1952. Although the population is highly homogeneous with 98.8% of the population being Han (Han Chinese), Henan has the largest Muslim Hui (Hui people) population in eastern China, which constitutes approximately 1% of the population and live mostly in Muslim enclaves in Guancheng District (Guancheng Hui District) in in Zhengzhou, Chanhe District in Luoyang, and Shunhe District in Kaifeng. Small populations of Mongols and Manchus exists in scattered rural communities as well as major urban centers. Kaifeng is also known for its historical Jewish communities, though after centuries of integration few of them are aware of their ancestry and Jews are not an officially recognized ethnic minority in China. Now Henan Province has the largest Protestant Christian population in China, nearly 4 million. Tourism Henan is located in the Yellow River valley where ancient people lived. Earlier in the New Stone Age, the light of civilization had appeared and the delicate potteries in the Peiligang Culture and Yangshao Culture, and the character signs and musical instruments 8,000 years ago have filled the present world and the ancient times with wonders. Three of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China are in Henan: Luoyang, Kaifeng and Anyang. Henan is one of the few provinces which has many historical relics in the country. There are 16 key national units of protecting historical relics and 267 provincial units of protecting historical relics. The over-ground historical relics are the second in China in number. Historical relics in museums take up one-eighth of those in China, and the underground historical relics are the first in China in number. In Henan Museum there are 120,000 historical relics, including over 40,000 rare ones. In the 12th century, China's first permanent standing navy was established by the Southern Song Dynasty, the headquarters of the Admiralty stationed at Ding-hai. This came about after the conquest of northern China by the Jurchen people (see Jin Dynasty (Jin Dynasty (1115-1234))) in 1127, while the Chinese court fled south from Kaifeng to Hangzhou. Equipped with the magnetic compass and knowledge of Shen Kuo's famous treatise (on the concept of true north), the Chinese became proficient experts of navigation in their day. They raised their naval strength from a mere 11 squadrons of 3,000 marines to 20 squadrons of 52,000 marines in a century's time. The battle for Beijing was long and tiresome, but the Mongols proved to be more powerful as they finally took the city on June 1, 1215, massacring its inhabitants. WikiPedia:Kaifeng


cultural power

increased from 12,000 households to over 250,000 inhabitants after Kaifeng was sacked by invading armies. This began a shift of political, economic and cultural power from northern China to southern China. The east coast of southern China remained a leading economic and cultural center of China until the Republic of China. Today, southern China remains economically more prosperous than northern China. During the Sui Dynasty the county administration was promoted to prefecture


painting depicting

塔 ) as it is called today was constructed measuring WikiPedia:Kaifeng


young local

network access, young local English speaking staff, western kitchen (great pizzas!), bar including espresso, wine & spirits, DVD's BBC documentaries on a 36 inch LCD in the bar, Train booking service, Travel info, Bike Hire, Self Laundry service etc etc etc. Located 3km (¥5 taxi) from the main bus train station next to Bao Gong Lake. Easy walk to the central sites, and simple bus bike rides to the sights further out *


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. Henan is one of the few provinces which has many historical relics in the country. There are 16 key national units of protecting historical relics and 267 provincial units of protecting historical relics. The over-ground historical relics are the second in China in number. Historical relics in museums take up one-eighth of those in China, and the underground historical relics are the first in China in number. In Henan Museum there are 120,000 historical relics, including over 40,000 rare ones. In the 12th century, China's first permanent standing navy was established by the Southern Song Dynasty, the headquarters of the Admiralty stationed at Ding-hai. This came about after the conquest of northern China by the Jurchen people (see Jin Dynasty (Jin Dynasty (1115-1234))) in 1127, while the Chinese court fled south from Kaifeng to Hangzhou. Equipped with the magnetic compass and knowledge of Shen Kuo's famous treatise (on the concept of true north), the Chinese became proficient experts of navigation in their day. They raised their naval strength from a mere 11 squadrons of 3,000 marines to 20 squadrons of 52,000 marines in a century's time. The battle for Beijing was long and tiresome, but the Mongols proved to be more powerful as they finally took the city on June 1, 1215, massacring its inhabitants. WikiPedia:Kaifeng


architectural works

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quot sporting

of chrysanthemums". Sporting Events China Zheng-Kai International Marathon China Zheng-Kai International Marathon is a sporting event hosted jointly by the Chinese athletics association, the general sport administration of Henan province, Zhengzhou municipal government, and the Kaifeng municipal government. It is the premier international sports competition in Henan province and one of the biggest sports competitions in the Central-West of China. ZK International Marathon is held


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imperial capitals of Kaifeng, Luoyang, and Chang'an which were now ruled by the Mongols. Life and career According to ''History of Song''

Kaifeng

'''Kaifeng''' ( ), known previously by several names (see below), is a prefecture-level city in east-central Henan province (province of China), People's Republic of China. It was once the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty.

There are currently nearly 5 million people living in its metropolitan area. Located along the southern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the west, Xinxiang to the northwest, Shangqiu to the east, Zhoukou to the southeast, Xuchang to the southwest, and the province of Shandong to the northeast.

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