Zhengzhou Yellow River Scenic Area is one of key scenic spots and the national civilized scenic area demonstration site. Shaolin Temple known as "The World's First Temple" is located at the foot of the Songshan Mountain, Shaolin kung fu which is famous at home and abroad presents itself on the world arena. China's first astronomical architecture Zhougong Measurement Platform, and Yuan Dynasty Star Observation Platform, Henan Museum which is one of national key museums, Songyang Academy which is one of four academies of classical learning in Song Dynasty, Zhongyue Temple which is the country's largest existing Chinese Taoist buildings, Kangbaiwan Manor which is one of China's three largest landlord manors, imperial tombs of Northern Song Dynasty which is known as "seven emperors and eight royal mausoleums" are located in Zhengzhou. Around Zhengzhou city, there are ancient cities, ancient culture, ancient tombs, ancient buildings, ancient passes and ancient battlefield sites.
Shaolin Temple, also known as "Monk Temple", is located in a temple at the foot of Wufeng Peak of Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. The incumbent abbot of Shaolin Temple is Shi Yongxin. Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Shaolin martial arts and the birthplace of Chinese Han Buddhism. Shaolin Temple got is name because it is located in dense jungle at the foot of Songshan Mountain. The temple is famous for Shaolin Kung Fu, and is called "the world's first temple". In 2007, the Shaolin Temple scenic area was appraised as the Chinese national 5A tourist attraction. On August 1, 2010, the Tiandizhizhong historic relics group in Dengfeng, including Changzhu court of Shaolin Temple, Tower Group, and Chuzu Nunnery, are included into list of World Cultural Heritage. In 2011, Shaolin Temple led the major schools to set up first martial arts school in Miaoli County, Taiwan.