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Dengfeng
Dengfeng
(Chinese: 登封; pinyin: Dēngfēng; postal: Tengfeng) is a county-level city in Zhengzhou, Henan
Henan
Province, China. In ancient times, it was known as Yangcheng (simplified Chinese: 阳城; traditional Chinese: 陽城; pinyin: Yángchéng).[citation needed] Dengfeng
Dengfeng
has an area of 1220 square kilometers and a population of 630,000.[1] Dengfeng
Dengfeng
is located at the foot of the Mount Song, one of the most sacred mountains in China. The city is one of the most renowned spiritual centres of China, home to various religious institutions and temples, such as the Taoist Zhongyue Temple, the Buddhist Shaolin Temple, as well as the Confucian Songyang Academy, hence its poetic expression derived from Chinese literature as the spiritual "centre of heaven and earth".

Contents

1 History 2 Sites 3 Transportation 4 Gallery 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The first Xia Dynasty
Xia Dynasty
capital Yangcheng was built west of Gaocheng Township on the Yin River under the sacred Mount Song. The famous Shaolin Monastery, traditional origin of Zen, is located in Dengfeng. Sites[edit] In 2010, UNESCO inscribed several of the most renowned sites across Dengfeng
Dengfeng
onto its World Heritage List
World Heritage List
under the title "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng
Dengfeng
in 'The Centre of Heaven and Earth'."[2] The World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
includes several historic gates, temples (including the renowned Shaolin Temple), a Confucian academy and the Gaocheng Observatory:[3]

Gaocheng Astronomical Observatory Huishan Temple Qimu Que Gates Shaolin Monastery
Shaolin Monastery
and its Pagoda Forest Shaoshi Que Gates Songyang Academy Songyue Temple Pagoda Taishi Que Gates Zhongyue Temple Fawang Temple

Transportation[edit]

China
China
National Highway 207

Gallery[edit]

Mt. Shaoshi

Gaocheng Observatory

Dengfeng
Dengfeng
Observatory

Huishan Temple

Shaolin Temple

Pagoda Forest, Shaolin temple

Shaoshi Que

Fawang Temple

Fawang temple Pagoda

Pagoda of Songyue temple

Taishi Que

Songyang Academy

Zhongyue Temple

Chuzu Temple

Monk Statue at Shaolin Temple

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dengfeng.

References[edit]

^ (in Chinese) Introduction to Dengfeng, official website of Dengfeng Government, visited on April 12, 2008. ^ Historic Monuments of Dengfeng
Dengfeng
in "The Centre of Heaven and Earth." UNESCO World Heritage Centre ^ Historic Monuments of Dengfeng
Dengfeng
in "The Centre of Heaven and Earth." UNESCO World Heritage Centre

External links[edit]

Official website Official website Unesco]

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World Heritage Sites in China

East

Classical Gardens of Suzhou Fujian Tulou Lushan Huangshan Mount Sanqing Mount Tai Wuyi Mountains Temple and Cemetery of Confucius
Cemetery of Confucius
and Kong Family Mansion in Qufu Xidi, and Hongcun West Lake Kulangsu

South Central

Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains Historic Centre of Macau Shennongjia Kaiping Diaolou
Diaolou
and Villages Longmen Grottoes Historic Monuments of Dengfeng, including the Shaolin Monastery
Shaolin Monastery
and Gaocheng Observatory Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Wulingyuan Yinxu

Southwest

Chengjiang Fossil Site Dazu Rock Carvings Potala Palace, including the Jokhang
Jokhang
and Norbulingka Honghe Hani Rice Terraces Huanglong Jiuzhaigou Old Town of Lijiang Mount Emei
Mount Emei
and Leshan Giant Buddha Mount Qingcheng
Mount Qingcheng
and Dujiangyan Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries Three Parallel Rivers

North

Mount Wutai Chengde Mountain Resort, including Putuo Zongcheng Temple, Xumi Fushou Temple and Puning Temple Forbidden City Zhoukoudian Pingyao Summer Palace Temple of Heaven Xanadu Yungang Grottoes

Northeast

Koguryo sites Mukden Palace

Northwest

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Mogao Caves Xinjiang Tianshan Qinghai Hoh Xil

Multiple regions

Great Wall China
China
Danxia Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties South China
China
Karst Grand Canal Silk Roads Tusi Sites

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County-level divisions of Henan
Henan
Province

Zhengzhou
Zhengzhou
(capital)

Prefecture-level cities

Zhengzhou

Zhongyuan District Erqi District Guancheng Hui District Jinshui District Shangjie District Huiji District Xinzheng
Xinzheng
City Dengfeng
Dengfeng
City Xinmi
Xinmi
City Gongyi
Gongyi
City Xingyang
Xingyang
City Zhongmu County

Kaifeng

Gulou District Longting District Shunhe Hui District Yuwangtai District Xiangfu District Qi County Tongxu County Weishi County Lankao County

Luoyang

Xigong District Laocheng District Chanhe Hui District Jianxi District Jili District Luolong District Yanshi City Mengjin County Xin'an County Luanchuan County Song County Ruyang County Yiyang County Luoning County Yichuan County

Pingdingshan

Xinhua District Weidong District Zhanhe District Shilong District Wugang City Ruzhou City Baofeng County Ye County Lushan County Jia County

Anyang

Beiguan District Wenfeng District Yindu District Long'an District Linzhou City Anyang
Anyang
County Tangyin County Hua County Neihuang County

Hebi

Qibin District Shancheng District Heshan District Xun County Qi County

Xinxiang

Weibin District Hongqi District Fengquan District Muye District Weihui City Huixian City Xinxiang
Xinxiang
County Huojia County Yuanyang County Yanjin County Fengqiu County Changyuan County

Jiaozuo

Jiefang District Shanyang District Zhongzhan District Macun District Mengzhou City Qinyang City Xiuwu County Bo'ai County Wuzhi County Wen County

Puyang

Hualong District Qingfeng County Nanle County Fan County Taiqian County Puyang
Puyang
County

Xuchang

Weidu District Jian'an District Yuzhou City Changge
Changge
City Yanling County Xiangcheng County

Luohe

Yuanhui District Yancheng District Shaoling District Wuyang County Linying County

Sanmenxia

Hubin District Shanzhou District Yima City Lingbao City Mianchi County Lushi County

Nanyang

Wolong District Wancheng District Dengzhou
Dengzhou
City Nanzhao County Fangcheng County Xixia County Zhenping County Neixiang County Xichuan County Sheqi County Tanghe County Xinye County Tongbai County

Shangqiu

Liangyuan District Suiyang District Yongcheng City Yucheng County Minquan County Ningling County Sui County Xiayi County Zhecheng County

Xinyang

Shihe District Pingqiao District Xi County Huaibin County Huangchuan County Guangshan County Gushi County Shangcheng County Luoshan County Xin County

Zhoukou

Chuanhui District Xiangcheng City Fugou County Xihua County Shangshui County Taikang County Luyi County Dancheng County Huaiyang County Shenqiu County

Zhumadian

Yicheng District Queshan County Biyang County Suiping County Xiping County Shangcai County Runan County Pingyu County Xincai County Zhengyang County

Sub-prefecture-level city

Jiyuan
Jiyuan
City

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