Kaifeng

What is Kaifeng known for?


groundbreaking+science

cartographers of detailed maps of each province and city which were then collected in a large atlas. He also promoted groundbreaking science and technological innovations by supporting such works as the astronomical (astronomical clock) clock tower designed and built by the engineer Zhang Sixun.


small temple

At the bank of Baogong Lake, buses 1 and 20 phone tollfree fax hours 08:00-17:30 price ¥20 content Temple built to honor Lord Bao. * WikiPedia:Kaifeng


stone+based

came from India. Ancient Chinese tomb model representations of multiple story residential towers and watchtowers date to the Han Dynasty (202 BC–220 AD). However, the earliest extant Buddhist Chinese pagoda is the Songyue Pagoda, a 40 m (131 ft) tall circular-based brick tower built in Henan province in the year 523 AD. From the 6th century onwards, stone-based structures become more common, while the earliest are from stone and brick arches found


huge population

of the Yellow River include (from west to east) Lanzhou, Yinchuan, Wuhai, Baotou, Luoyang, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, and Jinan. The current mouth of the Yellow River is located at Dongying, Shandong. Chinese capital cities Chang'an, Kaifeng also experienced huge population booms during prosperous empires. According to the census in the year 742 recorded in the ''New Book of Tang'', 362,921 families with 1,960,188 persons were counted in Jingzhao Fu (京


century painting

塔 ) as it is called today was constructed measuring ), dating from 974 has been partially destroyed. thumb left 200px ''Games in the Jinming Pool'', an early 12th-century painting depicting Kaifeng, by Zhang Zeduan. (File:Song-Imperial-Garden1.jpg) Another well-known sight was the astronomical clock


early+publishing

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


multiple+story

came from India. Ancient Chinese tomb model representations of multiple story residential towers and watchtowers date to the Han Dynasty (202 BC–220 AD). However, the earliest extant Buddhist Chinese pagoda is the Songyue Pagoda, a 40 m (131 ft) tall circular-based brick tower built in Henan province in the year 523 AD. From the 6th century onwards, stone-based structures become more common, while the earliest are from stone and brick arches found


painting depicting

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


landscape painting

of Kaifeng, China, circa 1900 200px thumb right Kurdish Jews (Image:KurdJewwomenRowendez905.jpg) in Rawanduz, Iraqi Kurdistan, 1905 '''Li Tang''' ( , style name '''Xigu''' 晞古) (c. 1050 – 1130) Barnhart 1997, 373. was a Chinese (China) landscape (Landscape art) painter (Painting) who lived between the late Northern and early Southern Song (Song Dynasty) dynasties. He


place early

remained in place. Early in the 7th century, Kaifeng was transformed into a major commercial hub when it was connected to the Grand Canal (Grand Canal of China) as well as through the construction of a canal running to western Shandong. In 781 during the Tang Dynasty, a new city was reconstructed and named Bian ( WikiPedia:Kaifeng

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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