Zhumadian

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Introduction:Situated in the south of Henan Province, Zhumadian has been a communication hub since ancient times. Messengers and officials passing by took some rest here as a post, hence it’s got t..

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Zhumadian Introduction

Situated in the south of Henan Province, Zhumadian has been a communication hub since ancient times. Messengers and officials passing by took some rest here as a post, hence it’s got the name “Zhumadian” (a place where people rest themselves and their horses). Building upon the important position, Zhumadian has become a key area for business and trade. With an area of 15,000km² and a population of 8.15 million, it has 1 district and 9 counties under its administration.
Zhumadian boasts of its unique and rich wealth of tourism resources. In the west there are mountains that beset it around and in the east the vast plains extend far beyond. The natural and historic landscapes blend perfectly here. Among them are Chaya Mountain, reputed as “A miniature landscape in Central China”, Boshan Lake, Tianzhongshan Mountain, the Old Residence of Yang Jingyu---a hero of resistance to Japanese invasion,  the Tomb of Li Si, Huaguating, where Fu Xi, the founding father of Chinese nation had performed astrological rituals, etc.
Situated in the mid-altitude zone and categorized as the transitional climate between northern subtropical zone and warm temperate zone, Zhumadian features clearly demarcated seasons, sufficient rainfall and plentiful sunlight, all of which are extremely agreeable for the growth of crops and have made the place an important grain and oil production base of national level, regarded as “the grain store of the country”, “the oil tank of Central China” and “the kingdom of sesame”.
The mountains in Zhumadian feature a spectacle of splendor and its waters display unbelievable charms. Boshan Mountain, 40 kilometers to the south of Zhumadian, is high and steep, but no danger to climb. The lakes are dotted everywhere in the mountain and achieve a unified entity with it. The calmness and charms of waters among the mountain is just like a beautiful lass. The Boshan Forest Farm, standing beside the mountain, is called the National Forest Park.
Located around the subtropical zone in climate, Boshan Mountain is suitable for the growth of various kinds of vegetables. With a forest coverage of 75%, the mountain and water has made it a superb place for vacations and summer escape.
Chaya Mountain, an extension of the eastern part of Funiu Mountain, is renowned for its unique patterns of mountains and rocks and wins the reputation of “a Central China miniascape”. 25 kilometers to the west of Suiping County, it enjoys convenient communication. The 107 National Highway, Jingzhu Expressway, and the Jingguang Railway come across the county. As a scenic attraction at provincial leval, Chaya Mountain has an area of 50 km² and an average height of 600 meters. Owing to important location, it has been a strategic point since ancient times. In the Period of Spring and Autumn, the kingdoms of Wu and Chu warred here. The emperor of Wu died and was buried at the foot of Tianmo peak. As time has worn away a lot, the tomb to the emperor of Wu still remains. Shang Rang, a General of the Tang Dynasty stationed his army here and joined forces with Huang Chao, an uprising leader to guard the mountain. To commemorate him, a cave is named after him. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, Gao Yingxiang, uncle of Li Zicheng, the rebel leader, took the place as the headquarters. There are now historic relics left, bearing witness to it.
The local special products here include ground sesame oil, flavored beef, Queshan chestnuts, mutton soup and noodles.

Zhumadian Traffic

Railway
The railway transportation is very convient in Zhumadian. From the Zhumadian railway station ,you can go to Beijing, Hankou, Tianjin, Nanchang, Xi'an, Baotou, Zhengzhou, Nanning, Guangzhou, Guilin, Lanzhou, Taiyuan, Xiamen, Kunming, Dalian, Zhanjiang, Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin, Urumqi, Shijiazhuang, Guiyang and so o­n.
Zhumadian Railway Station is located in the south end of Huashi Road. You can arrive by taking No.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 18 inner city buses.
Highway
Highway in Zhumadian is well developed, with Beijing-Shenzhen highway, No.106 and No. 107 State highways and Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway running through the city from south to north, six province-level highways lead in all directions.
Public bus
 There are 18 public bus lines in the city. the public bus line 1、2、3、5、6、7、8、14、18 are pass the railway station. And the line 4、7、8、11、14、16 are pass to the bus station.
Taxi
The fare of taxi in zhumadian is 4 Yuan for the first 2 kilometres ,and then 1 yuan per km.

Zhumadian Festivals

Qingming festival :  It is o­ne of the 24 seasonal division points in China, falling o­n April 4-6 each year. The Qingming festival is a festival of commemoriation . this is the most important day of sacrifice . Both the Han and minority ethnic groups at this time offer sacrifices to their ancestors and sweep the tombs of the diseased.
Chongyang festival:  The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang festival. It usually falls in October in the Gregorian calendar.Enjoying the flourishing chrysanthemum becomes a key activity o­n the festival. Also , people will drink chrysanthemum wine. Women used to stick such a flower into their hair or hang its branches o­n windows or doors to avoid evilness.
The Dragon Boat Festival :
The Dragon Boat Festival, the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, has had a history of more than 2,000 years. It is usually in June in the Gregorian calendar. Zongzi is an essential food of the Dragon Boat Festival. It is said that people ate them in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). In early times, it was o­nly glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed or other plant leaves and tied with colored thread, but now the fillings are more diversified, including jujube and bean paste, fresh meat, and ham and egg yolk. If time permits, people will soak glutinous rice, wash reed leaves and wrap up zongzi themselves. Otherwise, they will go to shops to buy whatever stuff they want.
On Dragon Boat Festival, parents also need to dress their children up with a perfume pouch. They first sew little bags with colorful silk cloth, then fill the bags with perfumes or herbal medicines, and finally string them with silk threads. The perfume pouch will be hung around the neck or tied to the front of a garment as an ornament. They are said to be able to ward off evil.
Wangxia Festival: the festival is o­n Lunar June 6. o­n that day, the newly-wed couples will go back to the wife’s home  with changhu with the wish that their love will be forever. Now , they always take fresh fruits and vegetables instead of changhu.

Zhumadian Service Telephones

Zhumadian railway Station inquiry Tel :0396-2912423
Zhumadian coach inquiry Tel :0396-3813145
Zhumadian City Centre People's Hospital emergency telephone :0396-2920120, 2926243
Zhumadian City People's Hospital telephone :120,0396-2913337, 2905555,2907777
Zhumadian tourist complaints Tel :0396-262521

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