China Jiaozuo City:
Jiaozuo is a newly rising industrial and tourist city, is located in the northwest of Henan Province.
There are 2 cities (county-level), 4 counties and 4 districts under its administration.
Located in the northwest of Henan Province, to the northern side of the Yellow River, it covers an area of 6,007 square km. It is situated at the juncture of the Taihang Mountains and the North China Plain. The highest mountain, for example, is 1,359 meters above sea level, while the lowest hill is 90 meters high. The area consists of rolling mountains, hilly lands, and flat plains.
Jiaozuo is a newly rising industry city, the most eminent feature of its tourism resource is the landscape of mountains and waters, such as Mt. Yuntai, Qingtianhe River scenic spots.
The major natural tourist attractions in Jiaozuo are sheer cliffs, deep ravines, winding streams, and thundering waterfalls.
Four kinds of famous herb medicines named "Huaiyao" and oil tea produced in Wuzhi County are the local specialties.
Jiaozuo Attractive points:
The first stop on a visit to Jiaozuo is the Mt. Tiantai Scenic Area, known as the National Geographical Park, featuring geological structure movements and hydraulic creations. The whole area is scattered with valleys, such as Xiaozhai and Wenpan. Measuring 1,500 meters long and a dozen meters wide, Wenpan has currents and deep pools, and is where a gorge, 700 meters high, forms a fantastic view. Walking along plank roads on precipitous cliffs, one can clearly see the traces of geographical transformation and the effect water erosion has had on the area over the years.
Other scenic areas include the Qinglong (Black Dragon) Gorge, the Qingtian River, and Mt. Shennong. The Qinglong Gorge stretches for 12 kilometers, accompanied by mountains and rivers, making it an ideal summer resort. The Qingtian River is known as the Yangtze's Three Gorges in North China. Mt. Shennong is enchanting due to its steep cliffs and rare species of plants, such as the lacebark pine, and it is a state-level nature reserve.
Located in the Xiuwu county 40 km away from the northeast of Jiaozuo city, its scenic area is about 55 square km, including eight scenic areas, namely Xiaozhai Valley, Laotan Valley, Wenpan Valley, Zifang Lake, Zhuyu Peak, Baijia Crag, Wanshan Temple, Source of Heaven Waterfall, etc. There are totally 36 charming and unique peaks, dozens of natural karst caves, and countless pools, waterfalls, springs, lakes. The well-known Yuntai Heaven Waterfall in China
with a falling head of 314 meters lies in the Laotan Valley scenic spot.
Located at the northern suburb of Jiaozuo city only one km away from the down town, CCTV Jiaozuo TV-Movie Town has a floorage of 150,000 square meters, ranking first in architecture scale among seven national TV-Movie towns in China, it is TV play and movies manufacture base constructed jointly by CCTV and Jiaozuo Municipal government. The town constructed against the mountain, simple and unsophisticated in shape, and magnificent in looking, the surrounding is charming, and perfect in equipment and facilities, it chiefly consists of four parts, namely town gate square, King Palace area of Zhou Dynasty, King Palace area of Chu State, town streets area
Located in Bo'ai county 31 km away from southwest of Jiaozuo city, covering an area of 45.2 square km, and consisting of five major scenic areas of 108 scenic spots, namely classic way, Lake Daquan, Yueshan Temple, Stone Buddha Beach, Fenghuang Ridge, forming a shape of rectangular. It faces the Yellow River on the south, and bordering Shanxi Province on the north, nearby Jiaozuo on the east. It's a scenic area integrated majestic, precipitous, grotesque, elegant and peaceful. And it's a comprehensive scenic area where the different kinds of tours can be conducted simultaneously, such as landscape tour, ecological tour, culture tour, and agriculture tour, it got the name "Three gorges in North China", "Lesser Guilin in North Henan".
Chenjiagou Village, Hometown of Taiji Boxing
Located in Wenxian county 70 km away from the south of Jiaozuo City, it's the origin of the Taiji Boxing. Chen Bu, the founder of Chen-style Taiji Boxing, removed from Zezhou of Shanxi Province and settled here in the 7th year of Hongwu in Ming Dynasty. Till late Ming and early Qing Dynasty, Chen Yuting, the ninth descendent of Chen Bu, on the basis of former Boxing of Chen family, absorbed the essences of all excellent Boxings of different families, developed Taiji Boxing in a creative way, and pushed the Taiji Boxing to a more prosperity stage.