There are 6 districts, 5 county-level cities and 1 county under the administration of Zhengzhou. These subdivisions are undergoing a fast development and economic growth. Zhengzhou is located south of the Yellow River.
As an ancient Chinese capital and a traditional trading center, Zhengzhou has a rich cultural heritage that reflects its glorious history as well as the culture of Henan Province. Built in the Eastern Han Dynasty 1900 years ago, Zhengzhou Confucius Temple is one of the oldest Confucius Temples in China.
The best known tourist attraction is Shaolin Temple. It is a desirable place for every fan of Chinese kung fu. Located 50 miles southwest of downtown Zhengzhou, Shaolin Temple is one of the most important Buddhist shrines in China.