Fly To Zhengzhou, China
The capital city of Henan Province and one of the Eight Great Ancient Capitals of China, Zhengzhou is situated on the south bank of the Yellow River and operates an important railway hub owing to its central position in China. Zhengzhou is usually the focus point for tours of greater Henan Province including historical places of interest such as Kaifeng, Luoyang and Shaolin Temple. For anyone interested in ancient Chinese history, Zhengzhou is one city that should not be missed.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Zhengzhou do need a Visa for China. A single entry Visa costs R250 and takes 4 working days to issue, but the process can be sped up if you pay an additional fee. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after you return.
- The South African Embassy in China is situated in Beijing. 5 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Beijing, 100600. Phone: +86 10 8532 0000. +86 10 6532 7320 (Immigration and Civic Affairs). The Consulate-General of South Africa is in Shanghai. 27th Floor, Room 2705/5, 222 Yan An Road East, 200002, Shanghai, China. Phone: +86-21-53594977.
See and do
The city of Zhengzhou represents the seat of China’s history and culture; which is why it is the primary stop on a visit to Henan. The majestic beauty of the province is another major reason why the city attracts visitors to China.
The Shaolin Temple is a treasure chest full of fascinating attractions. Deemed a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site, the Shaolin Temple is regarded as 'the Number One Temple under Heaven'. The area is associated with Chinese martial arts and Chinese Zen Buddhism. The Shaolin Temple houses a wealth of exciting treasures such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Martial Art Training Centre.
The Henan Museum is a must see on a visit to Zhengzhou. From the architectural design of the monolithic pyramid-shaped museum to the cultural relics, to the ancient stone carvings, the museum represents a special treat not to be missed. A star attraction is the rare sculpture of an ivory cabbage on which insects are intricately carved.
The Yellow River Scenic Area provides the best experience to pay homage to the mother river of China. It has been declared a national tourist destination for its lush green landscapes, pavilions and heritage rich history.
Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport – CGO
Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (code CGO) is the major airport serving Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, China. The airport is located 25km from Zhengzhou and it represents a major air gateway to the East, West, South, North and Central Plains.
Food and beverage: For travellers wanting a meal or a snack, a restaurant and a tea house is located on the second level at Xinzheng Airport.
Currency Exchange: For foreign exchange services, a branch of China Bank of Communications can be found on the first level of the terminal building near Gate 4.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport authorities.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity to Zhengzhou Airport include: Xingang Hotel, The Palace Hotel and Dahe International Hotel.