Xinxiang (新乡; Xīnxiāng) is a city in Henan. It dates from the Sui Dynasty.
Most trains that stop at the capital city Zhengzhou will also stop in Xinxiang.
Near the train station there is long distance bus station. There are also north and east bus stations.
Like most cities in China, there is a reasonable taxi system, and busses.
There is a nice park or two that have make for nice jogs. Also, in the city proper there are several smaller city parks that are interesting.
Look around downtown for a myriad of iron statues illustrating real and fictitious figures from China's past.
Shopping downtown is about the same as other Chinese cities. Be advised that since this area sees few foreigners, you may be asked to pay a larger amount than what locals pay. Haggling will fix this.
Xinxiang is a primarily agricultural area however there are some interesting things to purchase:
Tools: There is a large pneumatic tool factory in the city. Since the tools are air powered they should work just about anywhere you want.
Wooden furniture: Several small shops sell handmade wooden furniture in the area. The quality is questionable in some establishments so be sure to check it first. In general it's reasonable however, consider the shipping costs when bringing it back to your home country.
Hui mian noodles are served in many restaurants. This is a noodle soup with lamb meat, or other kinds of meat.
Tea is readily available. So is bottled water/soda/etc. There are several regional versions of beer that are also available and cheap. Most beer that is served in restaurants is of the unpasteurized variety and is delivered daily. Whether or not it is cold is up to the proprietor.