The gate to the Shaolin temple

Dengfeng is in Henan in China.

The town is near Mount Song, in fact within Songshan National Park, and often serves as a base for travel there. The mountain is one of the five sacred mountains of Taoism, and home to the Shaolin Monastery, a center of Zen Buddhism and of kung fu.


Dengfeng is a small town by Chinese standards, population about 600,000.


Several historical monuments in the region have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as 'Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”'.

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