At Crowne Plaza Zhengzhou you're within day-tripping distance of the Longmen Grottoes, where you can see around 100,000 carved stone statues dating from the Tang Dynasty. Discover a 17-metre-high statue of the Vairocana Buddha in Fengzian Temple.
Glazed ornaments and bronze mirrors from the Tang Dynasty are displayed at Henan Museum, 3km from Crowne Plaza Zhengzhou. Take in new temporary exhibitions that are also held, showcasing works from around Asia. Ask our Concierge for the latest details.
Time your visit to coincide with the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival, held annually each autumn, when troupes of ultra-strong kung fu disciples take to the city's streets to celebrate the continuing success of the home-grown martial art.
Pay a visit to the world-famous Shaolin Temple, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, and walk in the shadow of its ancient tiered pagodas. You can watch kung fu masters in training or meditate in the foothills of the mountains, just 1 hour by car.
Tucking into a steamy Chinese hot pot infused with fresh, crispy spring onions and delicately spiced pork. Alternatively, follow your nose to Zhengzhou's fragrant Food Street, where open-topped carts serve great portions of mutton-braised noodles.