Zhengzhou is the birthplace of the nation of China and the Chinese civilization. It is the homeland of Emperor Huangdi and Shaolin Temple is known for its martial arts, and large shopping centers.
Kaifeng is one of the seven major ancient capitals in China. Its imitations of ancient Guan porcelain are well known in the country.
Luoyang is one of the seven main ancient capitals in China. The city boasts many historical sites, such as Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple and Ancient Tomb Museum. Every year, Luoyang Peony Fair attracts numerous tourists. The imitations of the tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty produced in Luoyang are full of unique charm.
Commercial City Building
It is a large modern comprehensive commercial building of multifunctions, with a total area of 22,000 sq m. The main building has 10 stories. There are 12 malls scattered on the underground floor, and the lst to the 4th floors, selling furniture, articles for daily use, textiles, handicrafts, etc., totaling over 30,000 varieties of commodities. Hotel, and Venus Ballroom equipped with computerized management system are also located in the building. The Commercial City Building is an ideal place for shopping, accommodation and recreation.
With a business area of 12,000 sq m, it shows a pure and fresh style of the south of the Yangtze River. The plaza has over 20 departments, such as cosmetics, furniture, household electrical appliances, shoes and hats, textiles, articles for daily use, garments, toys, lamps and lanterns, and sells over 33,000 varieties of commodities.
With a construction area of over 16,000 sq m, the plaza is located in an eight-story building. The first, second and third floors sell a wide variety of commodities. The plaza includes over a dozen parts, selling household electrical appliances, pearls and jewels, cosmetics, leather products, knitwear, shoes and hats, toys, garments and food.
It is a comprehensive multifunctional state-owned commercial enterprise. The plaza has 13 departments, selling a wide variety of commodities, such as hardware, household electrical appliances, articles of everyday use, at retail and wholesale. The plaza cooperates with many counterparts in China and does both domestic and foreign trade.
Liu Hulan Non-staple Food Building
It is a large comprehensive non staple food store, selling nearly 4,000 varieties of commodities of over 20 categories, such as sugar, cigarettes, wine, tea, Chinese and Western cakes, preserved fruit, pickles, seasonings, frozen food and fresh marine products. It integrates production, retail and wholesale.
Zhengzhou Department Store
The department store sells over 25,000 varieties of commodities. After it was enlarged, it has a total area of 46,000sq m, 98 m high. With a central garden, a scene-viewing elevator, and a revolving recreational hall, it is an ideal modern shopping center.
Hualian Commercial Building
As a chain store of the national Hualian Group, it has a business area of 15,800 sq m. In the building there are 11 malls, selling textiles, garments, shoes and hats, articles for daily use, furniture, telecommunications equipment, in addition to hotels, teahouses and recreational equipment.
It is the largest comprehensive state-owned shopping center selling commodities at wholesale and retail. In the Commercial Building, there are seven stories, selling telecommunications equipment, articles for daily use, shoes and hats, knit wear and textiles, clocks and watches, garments, furniture, automobile accessories, etc.
Zijingshan Department Store
It sells more than 20,000 kind of commodities, such as articles for daily use, arts and crafts, cultural articles, musical instruments, medical apparatus and instruments, cigarettes, wine, food, shoes, hats, garments, gold and silver ornaments, etc. To turn it-self into a modern plaza, the store has constructed a 21story comprehensive building, 98.6 m high, and an underground parking lot, with an area of 1,300-sq m.
Famous Shops and Stores
- Wujiaohua Plaza
- 46 Datong Rd.
- Lamp Store
- 79 Daxue Rd.
- Huaqiang Sports Goods Store
- 122 February 7th Rd.
- Sandeli Plaza
- Dema St.
- Women and Children's Articles Building
- 73 Dehua St.
- Zhengzhou Furniture City
- Zhongyuan Rd.
- Hengdeli Clock, Watch & Optical Store
- 41 Dehua St.
- Huayuanchun Supermarket
- 71 Huayuan Rd.
- Commercial City Building of February 7th Square
- On the northern side
- Asia Plaza of February 7th Square
- On the southeastern side
- Commercial Building
- Bihegang Market
- Nature Plaza of February 7th Square
- On the northeastern side
- Hualian Commercial Building of February 7th Square
- On the northwestern side
- Dapartment Store
- 49 February 7th N. Rd.
- Huangheping Plaza Railway Station
- On the southern side of the Zhengzhou
- Liu Hulan
- Non-staple Food Building 34 Dehua St
- Zijingshan Department Store
- 1 Zijingshan Rd.
Handicrafts of Kaifeng
Guan porcelain is produced in Kaifeng. The imitations of the Guan celadon ware of the Northern Song Dynasty developed by the Kaifeng Ancient Porcelain Research Institute are regarded as treasures, which integrate the Guan porcelain technologies with the perfect artistic style.
Bian embroidery is one of famous Chinese embroideries, showing Kaifeng's unique characteristics. Known for its exquisite workmanship, bright colors and an elegant taste, Bian embroidery usually represents famous paintings of the past ages, and portraits of famous personages.
Zhuxian Town Woodblock New Year Pictures
With a history of over 800 years, Zhuxian Town Woodblock New Year pictures are one of the oldest folk woodblock arts in China. Local people still adopt the traditional techniques to produce New Year pictures now.
Handicrafts of Luoyang
Luoyang Bronze Ware
The researchers of the Luoyang Arts and Crafts Company have created new techniques. The representative works include "A Galloping Horse on a Flying Swallow", and "Rhinoceros". When its products were displayed at the exhibition in New York, they were spoken highly by visitors.
As one of the five famous varieties of porcelain in the Song Dynasty, Ru porcelain is produced in Ruzhou. The imitations of ancient porcelain ware by the Ru Porcelain Factory of Linru County have been well received at the domestic and international markets due to their high quality and bright colors.
Produced in Luoyang, tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty has a history of over 1,300 years, with red, green and yellow colors, displaying the unique style of the pottery arts of the Tang Dynasty.
Luoyang Palace Lanterns
Luoyang palace lanterns first appeared in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). At the beginning they were only hung in the imperial palace, and later such lanterns were widely spread among the people. The red gauze round lantern is the most famous because of its beautiful shape, and exquisite calligraphy and painting, suiting both refined and popular tastes. They are used as auspicious ornaments.