Aside from a handful of museums, Zhengzhou offers few attractions for visitors. However, this city is an important transportation hub and is a base for exploring some of China's most important cultural and historic sites, most notably the Shaolin Temple. Kaifeng and Luoyang are also two cities nearby famous for their ancient temples, Buddhist sculptures, and fine examples of calligraphy.
As befits Zhengzhou's status as a transportation hub, the city is served by an important international airport with service throughout China and Asia. To find a cheap flight to Zhengzhou Airport, check out the Whole Month search feature from Skyscanner.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Zhengzhou
Zhengzhou enjoys four seasons. Winters tend to be cool and dry, with temperatures usually a bit below freezing. Summers, on the other hand, are extremely hot and humid with temperatures regularly exceeding 30 degrees Celsius between June and August. Summer is also when the monsoon brings heavy rains and the occasional tropical depression. Spring (April to May) and fall (September to October) are when you'll want to come to beat the extreme temperatures and high season crowds. Check out Skyscanner's Price Alerts feature, which will let you know when there is a drop in airfare on flights to Zhengzhou.
Airlines that Fly to Zhengzhou Airport
Zhengzhou Airport is served by dozens of airlines, primarily serving other Chinese cities. The biggest domestic airlines are China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, and Tianjin Airlines. While most flights are domestic, AirAsia X flies to Kuala Lumpur, Emirates to Dubai, Jetstar to Melbourne, Korean Air to Seoul, Scoot to Singapore, and Thai Airways to Bangkok.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
Zhengzhou Airport is located about 35 km southeast of the city centre. There are a number of rail options for getting to Zhengzhou and elsewhere. Head to the Xinzheng Airport Railway Station, which has intercity trains to Zhengzhou, Kaifeng and Jiaozuo. There is also a metro station that will connect you to the Zhengzhou city centre. There are shuttle buses that head to major hotels and the city's main train station. Taxis are also available and you can rent a car if you want to get around at your own pace.
Zhengzhou Airport is currently undergoing an ambitious expansion project, with a new terminal being constructed along with four new runways. Eventually, the airport is projected to handle 70 million passengers per year, which will make it one of the most important airports in Asia. While the future certainly looks bright for the airport, even now Zhengzhou Airport offers travellers a modern, clean, and comfortable facility with plenty of food and shopping options. While WiFi is free, it is not always very reliable.
What to See and Do in Zhengzhou
One of the few worthwhile attractions in Zhengzhou itself is the Henan Provincial Museum. However, with a short bus ride outside of the city you can reach some of China's premier attractions, including the Shaolin Temple, famous for its kung fu, the city of Kaifeng, with its ancient temples, and Luoyang, famous for the Longmen Grottoes with their Buddhist statues and fine calligraphy. Finding a hotel in Zhengzhou is easy and Skyscanner can help you uncover some great accommodation options.
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