Pingdingshan

What is Pingdingshan known for?


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rebels eventually agreed. Liu Xiu would be instrumental in the key victory that sealed Wang Mang's fate. Wang, aware that Emperor Gengshi was becoming a major threat, sent his cousin Wang Yi (王邑) and his prime minister Wang Xun (王尋) with what he considered to be overwhelming force, some 430,000 men, intending to crush the newly constituted Han regime. The Han forces were at this point in two groups—one led by Wang Feng (王鳳), Wang Chang (王常), and Liu Xiu, which


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interesting to see. Some sundays there are markets there, and at nights there is a '''dance hall''' and '''pool table area''' for good times. Buy beer or drinks for ¥1-2 per bottle. There are also small boatcraft in the water that offer KTV (karaoke) for about ¥5 a song. '''Eagle City Square''' (鹰成广场-Yincheng Guangchang) is a fairly new city square and will be one of the largest in the province. It features a large, musical fountain with a giant megatron presiding overhead. Also, some classical Chinese waterway structures, a greek-style outdoor theater and a few hills and ponds. In the evenings you can listen to the locals perform folk songs or maybe some Henan opera. There's also a drum troupe that comes once a week or so that one would be fortunate to come across. West Jianshe Road, just past Guanming road. Along the Zhanhe, due west, there is a '''''new'' Pingdingshan city''' being built, which is rumored to someday have Starbucks and Pizza Hut and all that business, but as for now, it's rather a vacant skeleton of apartment buildings and the newest government plaza. This "new city" is built right alongside the BaiGuishan reservoir. For historical culture, the '''Xiangshan Buddhist Temple''' (香山寺)might be the best around. Interestingly enough, it's the site of the first thousand-hand buddha sculpture, or Sakyamuni, to be created in China. The site itself is over a thousand years old, despite the structures being rebuilt periodically. There is a pagoda tower, a monastery and some nice flowers about. The site is eternally under development, as it truly is a national treasure -in religious terms - but getting there is quite easy and the crowd is almost non-existent. From '''Kuanggong road''' (矿工路) hop on the #8 bus going west toward number 11 Coal mine, and just tell the ticket girl "Xiang-shan-si", and she will charge you about three ''kuai'' and alert you when your stop arrives. Take a small motorcar to the summit of the site (¥6). The guy will know where you're going. Also, you can see the pagoda from where you get off the bus. Admission is ¥5. Buy Whatever you fancy. There are markets and street vendors all over the central area. Clothing can be picked up for pretty cheap prices. On the street or at hole-in-the-wall type shops, bargaining is always possible. '''Jiutouya''' (九头崖)grocery stores are located all around town and can be easily recognized by their red and yellow signs. The '''Cyber Market''' area is on Jianshe road, beginning just west of Zhongxing road. The building on that corner is a smaller version of the main market which is a block and a half east down Jianshe road. Buy computers, cell phones, electronics and any other tech hardware you may be looking for. Hair salons are almost unanimously called ''Little Shanghai'' (小上海), clothing botiques called ''Little Hong Kong'' (小香港) and Sichuan restaurants called little Decatur - I mean, ''little sichuan'' (小四川). Eat thumb (File:Pdsxspf.png) Cuisine is not a reason to visit Pingdingshan. The most popular dish here is a bowl of '''Hui-Mian noodles''', which are quite bland and quite a mouthful at the same time. However, the locals survive on it, so you won't do harm in giving it a shot. Otherwise, find a dumpling shop, or a little Sichuan restaurant (小四川) which there seem to be plenty of. Probably the most entertaining dining experience is just another Mutton-kebab street restaurant during the warmer months. These places sell all parts of a goat barbequed on a stick with a variety of extra cold dishes like ''Sijidou'' (green beans) and ''xiaofanqie'' (baby tomatoes). Sitting outside at one of these places will guarantee friendly company within an hour. Don't expect any hot-pot, Sichuan or even Hunan restaurants to be very close to home, as the dishes are usually doused in vinegar and cut way too large. The hot-pot restaurant chains '''"Little Fat Sheep"''' (of Inner Mongolia) and '''Qingma''' (of Chongqing) are both located on north Guangming road. Both are good standard hot pot places just more expensive than an authentic one. To live cheap, there are '''''RouJiaMo''''' - stuffed breadrolls which are very soul-foodish, comforting and delicious. The stuffing ranges from pork and sprouts to tofu, onion and green pepper. Any one can be picked up for about ¥2 and your chances of getting a good mix are very high. You can find vendors in small stalls along streets or just selling off the street itself. These little 'sandwiches' are a good local alternative to the '''McDonald's''' and '''KFC''' locations you can find all around the city center. Find a high school or middle school around breakfast, lunch or dinner time and you will find a cavalry of cart vendors selling some kind of '''Chinese burrito'''. They mostly have a wheat-based wrap with anything from pork sausage to egg to vegetable fillings. You can ask them to make it spicy (''jia la jiao duo'') as they have chili pepper on hand. Drink Nothing special in this category either. Many restaurants will serve you complimentary tea or just hot water. Local people often buy a bottle of ''baijiu'' (白酒) and bring it to a restaurant for the meal, which is perfectly fine if you so desire. Such folks often end up stumbling drunkenly outside afterwards and emptying themselves liberally on the sidewalk, which also seems to be fine if you so desire. The city shuts down relatively early by Chinese standards, as KTVs might close at around 12:30-1 am and bars at 2 am. The local beers are '''SiLing Superdry''' 四铃超干 (chaogan pijiu) and JiutouYa's own '''Oboist''' beer. You can also find Tsingtao all over town, however, be aware that Pingdingshan is some kind of ''special-alcoholic zone'' where beer is produced exclusively with a lower alcohol content. Your bottle of Tsingtao will clock in at a shy 3.1% alcohol (compared to the normal 4.9%) and most other beers are in the same neighborhood. This practice is even marketed with the claim that "Less alcohol fresher flavor". Your best bet on getting tanked is to just drink BaiJiu or maybe search out the Siling Blue Bottle of beer which is a solid 4.0%. '''Establishments:''' The following bars are mostly the same setup. An open space with a short bar, then two levels of booths wrapped around the open space. They play chinese pop and most people play dice-game over their beer, fruit, popcorn and cigarettes. The bartenders and servers are all nice and helpful. They sell beer and mixed drinks. Very few people speak english but you won't have a problem finding instant "best friends" at these places: '''2046 Beer Club''' (er-ling-si-liu jiu-ba) - Laodong Road (a block south of jianshe road, second floor) - A good place to unwind after work, as it's probably the earliest opening bar (5-6pm) along with ''Pinwei'' bar. Probably the original expat bar in town. There was once as many as three foreigners in the place at one time! Has a stage where you can sing your favorite chinese pop songs and quite a regular following of customers. The boss is a wild and crazy Hui minority who looks more like a hipster mexican with his beard and baseball cap. Big, cheap (¥10) bottles of Qingdao, Snow beer and occasionally a homebrew on tap. '''Pinwei jiu-ba''' Flavor Bar - Chaoyang rd. alongside the little canal beside the Pingdingshan Hotel on Jianshe road. An amazingly relaxing place open by a coal-mine boss which caters to a rather hidden collection of higher-ups and visiting korean japanese businessmen. The prices here are just a bit more than usual (¥20 big qingdao) but the quiet and the small crowd makes it worth it. Good Mr. Huang and Lovely Ms. Jin basically run the bar every night. KTV rooms available in the basement. '''Night Cat Bar''' (夜猫酒吧)- YouYue Road, from the small corner-Mcdonalds on Zhongxing road head east and the bar is upstairs on your right with a big sign. Cool bartender who maybe stays open latest of all the bars (2:30 am). Large bottle of Tsingtao (reduced alc.) ¥15. '''Brother Bar''' (兄弟酒吧)- Kaiyuan Road (running one block east of Zhongxing rd.) Upstairs across the street from the larger McDonalds. Nice bartenders and the boss loves a joke or two. Tsingtao ¥15. '''Sister Bar''' (姐妹酒吧) - Despite the name and the fact that it is right next door to the Brother Bar it is of different ownership. However, you can expect the same prices, offerings and crowd. The boss's girlfriend is often behind the bar and she's a fox. Tsingtao ¥15. '''BaoBao Bar''' (包包酒吧) - Probably the best fun for a good value. It's bigger, cheaper and more laid back. The crowd here seems more well-off and well dressed. Try Chengdu's XueHua beer for only ¥10 per large bottle. ''The next few bars are more like nightclubs with dancefloors, loud high-energy music and your occasional gogo girls in skimpy outfits: '' ''' V Party Disco''' On Zhongxing road. Biggest disco in town! Dancefloor, gogo girls, cheap mystery beer and a big, weird flat-footed crowd. You might catch a weird variety show on their stage but usually it is all DJ's and dance music. Nevertheless, the staff is really friendly. '''SoHo Club''' - The Chinese nightclub franchise found in every city with the same open gear-work decor, dancers, singers, chandeliers and high prices. Good looking men and women fill the place up around 10 pm and it empties at about 1 am. The girls behind the bar are sweet and talkative if you can manage the noise levels. One small bottle of Budweiser or Heineken ¥30. You may see a bottle of tsingtao here or there but don't ask for it because they won't sell it to you. Also, a variety of mixed drinks and novelty coctails for prices you might as well not ask about. On north Xiuyu road (休育路) near the intersection with Kuanggong road. '''Redu Bar''' - Upstairs from the SoHo Club. Consider it a cheaper, seedier, wackier version of SoHo. May or may not be the go-to hangout for GLBT bargoers. Have your wits and cell phone ready for mass phone number exchange or learn the phrase "wo meiyou shouji" (i don't have a cell phone). Also, be nimble on your feet as drunk goofballs seeking to spill their beer run rampant. Sleep Hotels everywhere Connect coming soon Go next '''Yaoshan''' (formerly Shirenshan) - A classic Chinese mountain park. Some impressive rock formations and low-altitude peaks with stone trails up and down them. There is also an Austrian gondola to the mountain's summit for some stomach-wrenching heights.


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interesting to see. Some sundays there are markets there, and at nights there is a '''dance hall''' and '''pool table area''' for good times. Buy beer or drinks for ¥1-2 per bottle. There are also small boatcraft in the water that offer KTV (karaoke) for about ¥5 a song. '''Eagle City Square''' (鹰成广场-Yincheng Guangchang) is a fairly new city square and will be one of the largest in the province. It features a large, musical fountain with a giant megatron presiding overhead

desire. The city shuts down relatively early by Chinese standards, as KTVs might close at around 12:30-1 am and bars at 2 am. The local beers are '''SiLing Superdry''' 四铃超干 (chaogan pijiu) and JiutouYa's own '''Oboist''' beer. You can also find Tsingtao all over town, however, be aware that Pingdingshan is some kind of ''special-alcoholic zone'' where beer is produced exclusively with a lower alcohol content. Your bottle of Tsingtao will clock in at a shy 3.1% alcohol (compared

to the normal 4.9%) and most other beers are in the same neighborhood. This practice is even marketed with the claim that "Less alcohol fresher flavor". Your best bet on getting tanked is to just drink BaiJiu or maybe search out the Siling Blue Bottle of beer which is a solid 4.0%. '''Establishments:''' The following bars are mostly the same setup. An open space with a short bar, then two levels of booths wrapped around the open space. They play chinese pop and most people play dice


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, loud high-energy music and your occasional gogo girls in skimpy outfits: '' ''' V Party Disco''' On Zhongxing road. Biggest disco in town! Dancefloor, gogo girls, cheap mystery beer and a big, weird flat-footed crowd. You might catch a weird variety show on their stage but usually it is all DJ's and dance music. Nevertheless, the staff is really friendly. '''SoHo Club''' - The Chinese nightclub franchise found in every city with the same open gear-work decor, dancers, singers, chandeliers and high prices. Good looking men and women fill the place up around 10 pm and it empties at about 1 am. The girls behind the bar are sweet and talkative if you can manage the noise levels. One small bottle of Budweiser or Heineken ¥30. You may see a bottle of tsingtao here or there but don't ask for it because they won't sell it to you. Also, a variety of mixed drinks and novelty coctails for prices you might as well not ask about. On north Xiuyu road (休育路) near the intersection with Kuanggong road. '''Redu Bar''' - Upstairs from the SoHo Club. Consider it a cheaper, seedier, wackier version of SoHo. May or may not be the go-to hangout for GLBT bargoers. Have your wits and cell phone ready for mass phone number exchange or learn the phrase "wo meiyou shouji" (i don't have a cell phone). Also, be nimble on your feet as drunk goofballs seeking to spill their beer run rampant. Sleep Hotels everywhere Connect coming soon Go next '''Yaoshan''' (formerly Shirenshan) - A classic Chinese mountain park. Some impressive rock formations and low-altitude peaks with stone trails up and down them. There is also an Austrian gondola to the mountain's summit for some stomach-wrenching heights.


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plateau which has a very flat top. The reason for the city's "Eagle City" nickname can be traced back to two thousand years ago during the Spring and Autumn Annals. There was a small country royal named Ying that lived around Pingdingshan. In ancient times, the word "Ying" meant Eagle, therefore people also call Pingdingshan the Eagle City. Administration The prefecture-level city of Pingdingshan administers 4 districts (district of China), 2 county-level

'''ingdingshan and '''S'''henyang (Shenyang)), an economic profile of the top 20 emerging cities in China. THE RISE OF THE ‘CHAMPS’ - NEW REPORT MAPS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN CHINA’S FASTEST GROWING CITIES See also *2009 Henan mine disaster Tourism Spots *'''Pingdingshan thrush Valley''' A National "AAA" rated scenic spot and a major tourist attraction in Henan. It is named after the many

:1957 establishments in China Hefei has been identified by the Economist Intelligence Unit in the November 2010 Access China White Paper as a member of the CHAMPS ('''C'''hongqing (Chongqing), '''H'''efei, '''A'''nshan (Anshan, Liaoning), '''M'''aanshan (Maanshan), '''P'''ingdingshan (Pingdingshan) and '''S'''henyang (Shenyang)), an economic profile of the top 20 emerging cities in China. THE RISE


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that business, but as for now, it's rather a vacant skeleton of apartment buildings and the newest government plaza. This "new city" is built right alongside the BaiGuishan reservoir. For historical culture, the '''Xiangshan Buddhist Temple''' (香山寺)might be the best around. Interestingly enough, it's the site of the first thousand-hand buddha sculpture, or Sakyamuni, to be created in China. The site itself is over a thousand years old, despite the structures being rebuilt


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can ask them to make it spicy (''jia la jiao duo'') as they have chili pepper on hand. Drink Nothing special in this category either. Many restaurants will serve you complimentary tea or just hot water. Local people often buy a bottle of ''baijiu'' (白酒) and bring it to a restaurant for the meal, which is perfectly fine if you so desire. Such folks often end up stumbling drunkenly outside afterwards and emptying themselves liberally on the sidewalk, which also seems to be fine if you so


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the intersection with Kuanggong road. '''Redu Bar''' - Upstairs from the SoHo Club. Consider it a cheaper, seedier, wackier version of SoHo. May or may not be the go-to hangout for GLBT bargoers. Have your wits and cell phone ready for mass phone number exchange or learn the phrase "wo meiyou shouji" (i don't have a cell phone). Also, be nimble on your feet as drunk goofballs seeking to spill their beer run rampant. Sleep Hotels everywhere Connect coming soon Go next


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find vendors in small stalls along streets or just selling off the street itself. These little 'sandwiches' are a good local alternative to the '''McDonald's''' and '''KFC''' locations you can find all around the city center. Find a high school or middle school around breakfast, lunch or dinner time and you will find a cavalry of cart vendors selling some kind of '''Chinese burrito'''. They mostly have a wheat-based wrap with anything from pork sausage to egg to vegetable fillings. You can ask them to make it spicy (''jia la jiao duo'') as they have chili pepper on hand. Drink Nothing special in this category either. Many restaurants will serve you complimentary tea or just hot water. Local people often buy a bottle of ''baijiu'' (白酒) and bring it to a restaurant for the meal, which is perfectly fine if you so desire. Such folks often end up stumbling drunkenly outside afterwards and emptying themselves liberally on the sidewalk, which also seems to be fine if you so desire. The city shuts down relatively early by Chinese standards, as KTVs might close at around 12:30-1 am and bars at 2 am. The local beers are '''SiLing Superdry''' 四铃超干 (chaogan pijiu) and JiutouYa's own '''Oboist''' beer. You can also find Tsingtao all over town, however, be aware that Pingdingshan is some kind of ''special-alcoholic zone'' where beer is produced exclusively with a lower alcohol content. Your bottle of Tsingtao will clock in at a shy 3.1% alcohol (compared to the normal 4.9%) and most other beers are in the same neighborhood. This practice is even marketed with the claim that "Less alcohol fresher flavor". Your best bet on getting tanked is to just drink BaiJiu or maybe search out the Siling Blue Bottle of beer which is a solid 4.0%. '''Establishments:''' The following bars are mostly the same setup. An open space with a short bar, then two levels of booths wrapped around the open space. They play chinese pop and most people play dice-game over their beer, fruit, popcorn and cigarettes. The bartenders and servers are all nice and helpful. They sell beer and mixed drinks. Very few people speak english but you won't have a problem finding instant "best friends" at these places: '''2046 Beer Club''' (er-ling-si-liu jiu-ba) - Laodong Road (a block south of jianshe road, second floor) - A good place to unwind after work, as it's probably the earliest opening bar (5-6pm) along with ''Pinwei'' bar. Probably the original expat bar in town. There was once as many as three foreigners in the place at one time! Has a stage where you can sing your favorite chinese pop songs and quite a regular following of customers. The boss is a wild and crazy Hui minority who looks more like a hipster mexican with his beard and baseball cap. Big, cheap (¥10) bottles of Qingdao, Snow beer and occasionally a homebrew on tap. '''Pinwei jiu-ba''' Flavor Bar - Chaoyang rd. alongside the little canal beside the Pingdingshan Hotel on Jianshe road. An amazingly relaxing place open by a coal-mine boss which caters to a rather hidden collection of higher-ups and visiting korean japanese businessmen. The prices here are just a bit more than usual (¥20 big qingdao) but the quiet and the small crowd makes it worth it. Good Mr. Huang and Lovely Ms. Jin basically run the bar every night. KTV rooms available in the basement. '''Night Cat Bar''' (夜猫酒吧)- YouYue Road, from the small corner-Mcdonalds on Zhongxing road head east and the bar is upstairs on your right with a big sign. Cool bartender who maybe stays open latest of all the bars (2:30 am). Large bottle of Tsingtao (reduced alc.) ¥15. '''Brother Bar''' (兄弟酒吧)- Kaiyuan Road (running one block east of Zhongxing rd.) Upstairs across the street from the larger McDonalds. Nice bartenders and the boss loves a joke or two. Tsingtao ¥15. '''Sister Bar''' (姐妹酒吧) - Despite the name and the fact that it is right next door to the Brother Bar it is of different ownership. However, you can expect the same prices, offerings and crowd. The boss's girlfriend is often behind the bar and she's a fox. Tsingtao ¥15. '''BaoBao Bar''' (包包酒吧) - Probably the best fun for a good value. It's bigger, cheaper and more laid back. The crowd here seems more well-off and well dressed. Try Chengdu's XueHua beer for only ¥10 per large bottle. ''The next few bars are more like nightclubs with dancefloors, loud high-energy music and your occasional gogo girls in skimpy outfits: '' ''' V Party Disco''' On Zhongxing road. Biggest disco in town! Dancefloor, gogo girls, cheap mystery beer and a big, weird flat-footed crowd. You might catch a weird variety show on their stage but usually it is all DJ's and dance music. Nevertheless, the staff is really friendly. '''SoHo Club''' - The Chinese nightclub franchise found in every city with the same open gear-work decor, dancers, singers, chandeliers and high prices. Good looking men and women fill the place up around 10 pm and it empties at about 1 am. The girls behind the bar are sweet and talkative if you can manage the noise levels. One small bottle of Budweiser or Heineken ¥30. You may see a bottle of tsingtao here or there but don't ask for it because they won't sell it to you. Also, a variety of mixed drinks and novelty coctails for prices you might as well not ask about. On north Xiuyu road (休育路) near the intersection with Kuanggong road. '''Redu Bar''' - Upstairs from the SoHo Club. Consider it a cheaper, seedier, wackier version of SoHo. May or may not be the go-to hangout for GLBT bargoers. Have your wits and cell phone ready for mass phone number exchange or learn the phrase "wo meiyou shouji" (i don't have a cell phone). Also, be nimble on your feet as drunk goofballs seeking to spill their beer run rampant. Sleep Hotels everywhere Connect coming soon Go next '''Yaoshan''' (formerly Shirenshan) - A classic Chinese mountain park. Some impressive rock formations and low-altitude peaks with stone trails up and down them. There is also an Austrian gondola to the mountain's summit for some stomach-wrenching heights.

Pingdingshan

'''Pingdingshan''' ( ; Postal map spelling (Chinese Postal Map Romanization): Pingtingshan), also known as the Eagle City, had 4,904,701 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,756,333 lived in the built-up area (''or metro'') made up of 3 urban districts, Xinhua, Weidong, Zhanhe and Ye County being caught up by urbanization. http: www.citypopulation.de php china-henan-admin.php It's a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, People's Republic of China.

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