Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2010
Size of heritage: 825 ha
- Buffer zone: 3,438 ha
Mount Songshang is considered to be the central sacred mountain of China. At the foot of this 1500 metre high mountain, close to the city of Dengfeng in Henan province and spread over a 40 square-kilometre circle, stand eight clusters of buildings and sites, including three Han Que gates - remains of the oldest religious edifices in China -, temples, the Zhougong Sundial Platform and the Dengfeng Observatory. Constructed over the course of nine dynasties, these buildings are reflections of different ways of perceiving the centre of heaven and earth and the power of the mountain as a centre for religious devotion. The historical monuments of Dengfeng include some of the best examples of ancient Chinese buildings devoted to ritual, science, technology and education.
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Hotels and places to stay
Jinpeng Ecology Hotel
Jinpeng Eco Hotel - Dengfeng
Dengfeng Tianzhong Hotel
Shaolin International Hotel
Chan Wu hotel
Luming Hotel - Dengfeng
Wudu Hotel - Dengfeng
Weilai Yiju Hotel Dengfeng Shaolin Temple
Chengdu Jianyue Yizhi Hotel
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Small airport - 43 mi (70 km) Xinzheng Airport
Large airport - 44 mi (72 km) Nanyang Airport
Small airport - 105 mi (170 km) Changzhi Airport
Small airport - 124 mi (199 km) Yuncheng Guangong Airport
Small airport - 124 mi (200 km) Anyang Airport
Small airport - 136 mi (220 km) Handan Airport
Medium airport - 162 mi (261 km) Xiangfan Airport
Small airport - 166 mi (267 km) Taiyuan Wusu Airport
Large airport - 228 mi (368 km) Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Large airport - 262 mi (423 km) Yaoqiang Airport
Large airport - 286 mi (460 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Baofeng Chengguanzhen
- Yanshi Chengguanzhen
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.