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Xinxiang (新乡; Xīnxiāng) is a city in Henan. It dates from the Sui Dynasty.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Xinzheng Airport.

By train[edit]

Most trains that stop at the capital city Zhengzhou will also stop in Xinxiang.

By bus[edit]

Near the train station there is long distance bus station. There are also north and east bus stations.

Get around[edit]

Like most cities in China, there is a reasonable taxi system, and busses.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Lu Wang's Tomb. Tomb of emperor Wan Li's Brother Lu Wang. This is nearly an exact duplicate of one of the Ming dynasty tombs located outside of Beijing. Close examination reveals a change in the dragon designs so that there are two instead of one in the stone working. Lu Wang desired to be the emperor so much tried copying much of the architecture found in Beijing at the time. Thirteen sets of animals line the entrance to the tomb, some mystical, and some real. There was some damage during the cultural revolution, and not all of the structure has been restored to its original state.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

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.

Buy[edit][add listing]

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.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Hui mian noodles are served in many restaurants. This is a noodle soup with lamb meat, or other kinds of meat.

Drink[edit][add listing]

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.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Xinxiang Hotel (新乡宾馆), 33 Pingyuan Road (Pingyuan Lu) Weibin Xinxiang, [1]. The Xinxiang Hotel (Xinxiang binguan) is located in downtown Xinxiang, close to the train station, which is about 1 kilometer away. There are 360 guestrooms within the hotel, ranging from standard rooms to suites.  edit


Get out[edit]

Routes through Xinxiang
BeijingHandan  N noframe S  ZhengzhouWuhan

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