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Luohe - City of Food Production

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Situated in south-central Henan Province (hé nán shěng 河南省), Luohe (luò hé 漯河) City is bordered by Zhoukou (zhōu kǒu 周口), Zhumadian (zhù mǎ diàn 驻马店), Pingdingshan (píng dǐng shān 平顶山) and Xuchang (xǔ chāng 许昌) in the east, south, west and north.


Overview


Luohe city is located in the hinterland of Central Plains, has jurisdiction over Linying County, Wuyang County, Yancheng District, Shaoling District and Yuanhui District. It covers an area of about 2600 square kilometers, with a total population of slightly more than 2.5 million at the end of 2004. Luohe city has a millennia-long history. As early as more than 8000 years ago, our ancestors multiplied and lived on this land, and have created brilliant ancient civilization.

Nanjie VillageLuohe city is both an ancient and a modern city. The bathing place of Shahe River and the river bank park have attractive scenery. Kaiyuan Forest Park with ecology and recreation as fundamental keys and the planting base of Tianyi Company with science and technology, green, and environmental protection as characteristics have already become the tourist hot spots. There is a famous "Red Nanjie Village (nán jiē cūn 南街村)" in Luohe city, where the cultural life is rich and colorful. Revolutionary songs, such as "Dongfanghong", "Sailing in the Sea Depends on the Steersman", and "the Socialism is Good" etc., are impassioned and magnificent and urging people to advance courageously. Nanjie Village is a beautiful village with legendry, attracting hundreds of thousands of domestic and international tourists here to visit and investigate every year. The gate of Luohe city is widely open for the visitors at home and abroad for ever. Luohe city has already become the "bi-cross" hub of communications of important railways and expressways in central plain area. Luohe city is confirmed as the base of food industry of the whole province, demonstration base of environment-friendly food and "Chinese well-known city for its food" in succession.


History

Luohe is a time-honored city, derived from a small town since the Shang (16th-11th century BC) and Zhou (11th century-221 BC) dynasties. It is also a cultural city. Excavations unearthed in the city push the history of characters eight thousand years farther, music and the wine making history three thousand years farther.

The tomb and memorial museum of Xu Shen  Shang Bridge

The tourist resources in Luohe city are abundant, and the places of interest are well protected. The tomb and memorial museum of Xu Shen, a writer and philologist in the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220), take on a new look after renovation; built in the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127), the "Bi'an Temple Scripture Pillars", or "Dragon Tower Ancient Seal Character's motif is beautiful, magnificent and upright; recording the history that Wei Gongqing General in Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-265) urged Emperor Xian in Han dynasty (AD 25-220) to give enthronement to Cao Pi, two rocks were drafted by the famous writer Wang Lang, written by calligrapher Liang Hu, and engraved by calligrapher Zhong Yao. It is called "Three Bests Milestone" for the masterpieces of bewriting, calligraphy, and engraving; the "Enthronement Terrace" where Cao Pi was enthroned, and the remains of Caipai Building, ancient cultural sites of Jiahu, the Number One Bridge under the heaven — Shang Bridge, the old battle field of Yancheng Battle which Yue Fei (a famous patriotic ancient general) was in, the mausoleum of the famous Tzay-Shing Yang which reminds us of the past old war time, and other dozens of human cultural sights.


Geographic and climatic features

Beautiful Luohe viewSituated in the interface of Huaibei Plain and plain area at the east foot of the Funiu Mountains, the terrain of the city is flat. Rivers in its territory mainly belong to the water system of Huaihe River.

Enjoying a warm temperate monsoon climate, the city has celar four seasons. It is chilly and dry in winter, rainy and torrid in summer. Its annual average temperature falls around 14.7℃ (58.5℉).


Attractions

Nanjie Village

Nanjie Village (nán jiē cūn 南街村) of Linying (lín yǐng 临颍) County, covering an area of 1.78 square kilometers, is close to Jing-Guang railway, National highway 107 and Beijing-Zhuhai expresswa. This town is the home to over 3,100 people, and is one of national agricultural traveling sights and red attractions (site of Chinese revolutionary education) in Henan Province.

The tourism of Nanjie Village is characterized by its unique humanity landscape (Chinese revolutionary education site). With the development in recent years, Nanjie Village possesses eight unique scenic spots: Industrial park, high-tech agricultural park, residential area, cultural park, educational park, the square, tropic plants area and revolutionary tradition area.

High-tech Agricultural Park

In the park is a pesticide-free vegetable base with an investment of CNY15 million, covering an area of 9 hectares. There is a cultivating room of 2,100 square meters and a large greenhouse in which non-earth cultivation, water cultivation, and drip irrigation, and biological technology are utilized. All the seeds of fruits and vegetables are space breeding or selected from Beijing, France, Israel, Holland, etc. The base, showing the broad future of agricultural development in China, has been granted a certificate for "standardized base of pesticide-free vegetables in Henan" by Henan Quality and Technology supervision Bureau, and other honors.

Nanjie Village Cultural Park


Nanjie Village Cultural ParkThe cultural park consists of four parts, that is, the video hall, the archives exhibition room, the paintings and calligraphy hall and the library. First, visitors can watch the video introduction about the historical changes of the town in the video hall. Then, in the archives exhibition room are displayed all kinds of honor medals and various files about Nanjie Village through which visitors can understand the history, the present condition of the village. In the paintings and calligraphy hall are displayed calligraphies and paintings of celebrities. In addition, there are more than 20,000 volumes of files, and various books in the library.

The Square

Nanjie Village invested CNY1,000,000 to build the square of nearly 10,000 square meters in the center of the village. The white marble statue of Mao Zedong (máo zé dōng 毛泽东) and the huge portraits of other revolutionary leaders all over the world stand upright in the square with 40 red flags fluttering in the wind. There are guards on duty in front of the statue of Chairman Mao, enabling the site a good place to spread the education of socialism and communism.

The Tropical Plants Area

The Tropical Plants AreaNanjie Village invested CNY7.7 million to build this rare plants area which possesses over 500 species of flowers and a collection of more than 10,000 plants scattered in various gardens and parks, such as flower garden, coconuts garden, tropical plants park, fruits garden, bamboo garden, desert plant garden. Besides, visitors can have a relaxation in the well-facilitated swimming pool.

Revolutionary Tradition Area

The area is composed of the following buildings modeled after the former residence of Chairman Mao Zedong, the site of Zunyi conference — the turning point of Chinese revolution, Yan'an pagoda, cave dwellings in which the revolutionary leaders once lived, etc. Here is the right place to know the modern Chinese revolutionary history.
                       
Nanjie Village will surely make all of the tourists arrive in high spirits, and leave with satisfaction.

Location: Linying County, 25 kilometres away from Luohe City
Tel: 0395-8011274
Transportation: Take a tour bus to Linying County and get off at Nanjie Village stop.
Opening Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Admission Fee: CNY80


Kaiyuan Forest Park

Kaiyuan Forest Park (kāi yuán sēn lín gōng yuán 开源森林公园) is a 3A level scenic spot. Kaiyuan Forest Park lies in the southwest of the urban area of Luohe city, near National Highway 107 in the west, next to Beijing-Zhujiang expressway in the east, and adjoining Nanhuan Road in the south. The transportation is convenient, and the location is superior. The park covers an area of 1000 mu (1mu=0.165acre), with a gross investment of CNY47,200,000. It is supposed to take five years to complete the construction in two stages. The overall plan of the garden divides it into 9 special scenic areas, namely the festival celebration area, citizens' square area, building up body and sports area, children's amusementKaiyuan Forest Park area, ecological dense forest area, island sight-seeing area, ecological wetland area, holiday cottages area, French classical gardens area and 52 special scenic spots. It plans to plant 160,000 trees of all kinds, have 118 mu (1mu=0.165acre) coverage of water, and 650 mu green coverage. The Forest Park is in line with the principle of high starting point, high requirement, the natural ecology as a main fact, and artificial power complemented. Relying mainly on the lake, by creating characteristic scenes: a pond of water, a shade of green, they make every effort to offer the visitors an ideal amusement destination integrating the natural scenery, human cultural sight, science and education, recreation and amusement, outskirts and holidays etc.

Kaiyuan Forest Park has been built not merely to provide the citizens with a base to touch the nature, enjoy the nature, the rare plants and graceful changing garden landscape, but also to offer a carrier for exploring and understanding the mysteries of plants, resting and appreciating, and scientific education.

Location: Xiangjiang Road, Yuanhui District, Luohe City
Tel: 0395-3139819/3335566
Transportation: Take No.23 bus and get off at Ganhechen stop.
Opening Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Admission Fee: CNY5
Tip: This scenic spot is free on important festivals and exhibitions.


Speciality

Luohe is a food and beverages production Regan Noodlehub in China. Over 6,000 enterprises in the city are engaged in this industry. It is home to large food and beverages makers such as Shineway Group, Nanjiecun Group and Henan Longyun Group.

Regan Noodle

Regan noodles (rè gān miàn 热干面) are round in shape, and cream-colored. They are thick and hard and taste slippery and delicious. Picked up, they each is long and does not break, which is harder and more tasty than the hand-pulled noodles. This is the ordinary, lovely, and delicious Luohe Regan noodles.


Transportation

Air

Beijing-Zhujiang Expressway links up Xinzheng Airport of Zhengzhou with the urban area of Luohe city. A luxurious big coach is sent to the direction of the airport every 20 minutes at Luohe Bus Station, and can arrive in 1.5 hours.

Railway

Luohe Railway Station is a national first-class pivot (organized into groups) large station. Beijing-Guangzhou line, Luohe-Baofeng line, Luohe-Buyang line, and Luohe-Wuyang line join each other here. You can take Bus No.2, 29, 36 to get there.

Luohe Railway Station Ticket Booking Office: 0395-2130425

The Railway Information Tel: 0395-2123291/2179953

Bus

Luohe BridgeLuohe Bus Station Luohe Bus Station lies beside the railway station. You can take Bus No.2, 29, 36 to get there.

The Bus Station Information Tel: 0395-2122338

Luohe Western Bus Station Address: The southwestern side of Luowu Road

Taxi

The starting price of taxi in Luohe city is CNY3 every 2 kilometers (including 2 kilometers). The operating price is CNY0.5 every 300 meters further, CNY1 every 600 meters further, and CNY1.5 every 1000 meters further after the first 2 kilometers. The money paid for empty driving and waiting: after running 9 kilometers, the operating price goes up by 50% per kilometer. If the passenger demands to park and wait voluntarily, it is free for 10 minutes while waiting (including 10 minutes); after the 10 minutes, add CNY1 every 5 minutes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 23:12
 

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