Stomata 2020

Local attractions

 

Kaifeng is a city with a rich history, a wide range of attractions to visit and different parts of the city to see. Here is a list of some of the main attractions in Kaifeng. 

 

Daxiangguo temple

大相国寺

Daxiangguo temple is a famous Chinese Buddhist temple with multiple ornately decorated halls and statues.

 

The entrance to the Daxiangguo temple. © Aaron Zhu

 

Iron Pagoda Park

鐵塔

The Iron Pagoda was built in 1046 during the Northern Song Dynasty and is intricately decorated with Buddhist and mythical images. It is situated in a large park next to Henan University with a range of botanical elements to look at. 

 

The Iron Pagoda against the skyline © Lukasz Grabowski

 

Kaifeng museum

开封市博物馆

The magnificent Kaifeng museum is home to tens of thousands of historical artifacts and a wide range of Chinese art, with a large volume of Song Dynasty artifacts and history. 

 

The entrance to Kaifeng museum © Alex Ostrovski

 

Millennium City Park

清明上河园

Millennium City Park is a grand historical garden which recreates the famous 'Riverside Scene' painting by Zang Zeduan, painted during the Song Dynasty. The architechture captured in the painting has been carefully reconstructed and there is a daily programme of performances by actors wearing traditional Chinese clothing from the time. 

 

Millennium City Park lit up at night © Myicbc

 

Dragon Pavillion

龙亭公园

Dragon Pavillion is a reconstructed grand hall from the Qing dynasty built on a 13-meter high blue-brick terrace. It is set within a botanical garden containing two man-made lakes. 

 

The steps up to the Dragon Pavillion © caoyuan