Chinese Name: 郑州 (zhèng zhōu)
Area: 7,446 square kilometers (2,875 square miles)
Location: on the north central of Henan Province, central China
Administrative Division: 6 municipal districts (Zhongyuan, Erqi, Guancheng, Jinshui, Shangjie, Huiji); 5 county-level cities (Gongyi, Xingyang, Xinmi, Xinzheng, Dengfeng); 1 county (Zhongmou)
Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province, is located in the middle of China. The famous Shaolin Temple near this city is the cradle of the Chinese martial arts that provided the inspiration for Kung Fu movies. Zhengzhou is a vital transportation hub especially for railways as many important railway trunks pass the city such as the Longhai Railway (Lanzhou to Lianyungang) and Jingguang Railway (Beijing to Guangzhou).
The city is a national historical and cultural city and also the first destination for any Henan Tour. The ancient city was the capital of Shang Dynasty (16th - 11th century BC) 3,500 years ago when porcelain and the Chinese technique of bronze smelting were comparatively more developed. A green ceramic glaze pot unearthed in Zhengzhou has been shown to be the most ancient porcelain in China.
For anyone interested in Chinese ancient history and wishing to know more on it, Zhengzhou is one city that should not be missed.
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