prefecture-level city in Henan, China

Zhoukou (周口 Zhōukǒu) is located in East Henan.

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The nearest airport is Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in Zhengzhou. There is a railway station at the airport with direct high-speed train services to Zhoukou. You can also catch a bus from the airport to Zhoukou. There are 12 buses to Zhoukou's East Bus Station each day. The bus fare is ¥70.

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  • 1 Zhoukou East Railway Station (周口东站), Gaotie Avenue, Chuanhui District (川汇区高铁大道) (bus nos. 9, 25, 26, 29, 36, K101 and K201). Zhoukou's main high-speed railway station. Trains from Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou take about 1 hour to reach this station.    
  • 2 Zhoukou Railway Station (周口站), Gongnong Road, Chuanhui District (川汇区工农路) (bus nos. 4b, 5, 7, 18 and 36). Serves regular-speed trains only.  

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  • 3 Huaiyang Bus Station (淮阳汽车站), Provincial Highway 206, Huaiyang District (淮阳区206省道) (local bus routes Huaiyang 2, Huangyang 3, Huaiyang 8 and Huaiyang 9 (inner and outer cirle routes)), +86 394 2687897. The main bus station in Huaiyang District.
  • 4 Zhoukou Bus Terminal (周口客运总站), Chuanhui District (川汇区) (on the west side of Zhoukou Railway Station; local bus nos. 4b, 7, 18 and 36).
  • 5 Zhoukou Central Bus Station (周口客运中心站), Jiaotong Avenue, Chuanhui District (川汇区交通大道) (local bus nos. 2 (inner circle route), 5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 22 and 26).
  • 6 Zhoukou East Bus Station (周口市汽车东站), Jiaotong Avenue, Chuanhui District (川汇区交通大道) (2 km east of Zhoukou Central Bus Station; local bus nos. 8, 10 (inner and outer circle routes) and 13). Buses from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport arrive at this station.

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  • 1 Longhu National Wetland Park (Dragon Lake National Wetland Park, 龙湖国家湿地公园), Huaiyang District (淮阳区) (practically all bus routes in Huaiyang District circle or cross over the lake), +86 394 2682127. Open all day. A major wetland park covering an area of around 11 km². The park is an important breeding site for migratory birds. General entry to the park is free. A 50- to 60-minute boat ride around the lake costs ¥30 per adult passenger (children between 1 and 1.2 meters in height are charged ¥20 and children under 1 meter in height are given free tickets). You can also hire a boat for between ¥200 and ¥1200.
  • 2 Pingliangtai Ancient City Ruins (平粮台古城遗址), Dazhu Village, Dalian Township, Huaiyang District (淮阳区大连乡大朱村) (take Huaiyang Bus 3 from the Huaiyang Bus Station and get off at the Pingliangtai bus stop.), +86 394 8273531. 08:00-17:00. The ruins of an ancient city believed to have been established more than 4600 years ago. Includes the oldest known urban drainage system ever discovered in China. ¥30.
    Taihao Mausoleum
    3 Taihao Mausoleum (太昊陵), Middle Section, Longdu Avenue, Huaiyang District (淮阳区龙都大道中段) (take Huaiyang Bus 8 or Huaiyang Bus 9 (outer circle route) from the Huaiyang Bus Station; alternatively take the Huaiyang South HSR Bus from Huaiyang South High-Speed Railway Station), +86 394 2693610, . 08:00-17:00. Mausoleum of Fuxi, a Chinese cultural hero. Normally ¥40, ¥20 during temple fairs.
  • 4 Zhoukou Guandi Temple (周口关帝庙), 111 Fuqiang Street, Chuanhui District (川汇区富强街111号) (there is a bus stop just outside the temple; take bus no. 1 (inner and outer circle routes), 4, 4a, 6, 18 or 19), +86 394 8592826, . 09:00-17:00 (winter), 08:30-17:00 (rest of the year). Founded in 1693 and further expanded during the 18th and 19th centuries, this is the largest temple in Henan Province dedicated to Guan Yu, a famous Han Dynasty general. ¥13.
    Shaying River
    5 Zhoukou Museum (周口市博物馆), 2 East Section, Wenchang Avenue, Dongxin District (东新区文昌大道东段2号) (bus nos. 4b, 6 and 16), +86 394 8530768, . 09:00-17:00, closed on Mondays. Zhoukou's main museum. Free.
  • 6 Zhoukou Safari Park (周口野生动物世界), 188 North Section, Zhongzhou Road, Chuanhui District (川汇区中州路北段188号) (inside Zhoukou Forest Park (周口森林公园); take bus no. 4 or 4a from the downtown area and get off at the final stop), +86 394 8236888, . 09:30-17:30, no entry after 16:00. Zoo with more than 200 species and more than 10,000 animals. ¥138 (adults), ¥88 (seniors aged 60 or over and children between 1.2 and 1.39 meters in height).    
  • Zhoukou Shaying River Wetland Park (周口沙颍河湿地公园) landscape is beautiful, with clear river water and lush vegetation. Walking along the river, you can see many exotic plants, such as reeds, rushes and rushes buds, and many rare wild animals, such as ducks, geese and herons, and many rare fish in the river, such as carp, chub and catfish.

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  • 1 Chenchu Ancient Street (陈楚古街), Huaiyang District (淮阳区) (on the east side of Dragon Lake; take bus no. K201 from Zhoukou East Railway Station and get off at the final stop). Street with shops that is built to look like it is old, although it is a modern construction.

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  • Dengcheng pig trotter (邓城猪蹄) is a special food in Zhoukou Dengcheng Town, and the production process has been spread for hundreds of years. Pig skin soft waxy elastic teeth, a bite down, mouth meat fragrance, taste infinite. In the middle and late Qing Dynasty, Dengcheng pig trotter became a tribute into the royal family. Its appearance of fresh color, fresh with tendons, taste meat mellow, tendon crispy, refreshing not greasy.
  • Niurou Zhengcai (牛肉蒸菜) is a common street food in Zhoukou, mostly in the evening. Steamed dumplings are often flavored with spices and eaten with mashed garlic and sesame paste. This unique taste makes the steamed beef dish a unique dish in Zhoukou cuisine. The tenderness of the beef and the aroma of the ingredients blend together to bring a unique flavor enjoyment.

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  • 1 Tianming Jinjiang International Hotel (周口天明锦江国际酒店), 16 Ping'an Road, Chuanhui District (川汇区平安路16号) (across the road from Zhoukou Park and near the Zhoukou Municipal Government building; take bus no. 11 or 16), +86 394 6066666. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. The only 5-star hotel in Zhoukou. Rooms are available from about ¥420 per night (including breakfast).
  • 2 Xihuang Hotel (周口淮阳羲皇宾馆), Shangcheng East Road, Huaiyang District (淮阳区商城东路) (on an island in the southwest corner of Dragon Lake; Huaiyang Bus 6 stops nearby), +86 394 7786688. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. A 4-star hotel. Rooms are available from about ¥250 per night (including breakfast).

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