Kaifeng House Scenic Resort

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Kaifeng House Scenic Resort

Kaifeng House Scenic Resort
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
What people are saying
Although a replication of an original it's informative and well laid out
Jun 2018
Taxi really is the easiest way there and everyone knows this place. Show a picture to any driver and he'll smile and whisk you along pronto. The area does border the East Baogong Lake. Which is another useful way to find it. It's also about 300 metres from the Yanqing Taoist temple. Make no mistake this is a replica, supposedly based on original plans. The build quality leaves something to be desired. Sturdy original block work being replicated by poorly laid tiles against shoddy brick or concrete block. Which is a shame as the concept is wonderful but I don't think it will survive long. Tickets are 65 Rmb, (32 rmb for 60 or older and students with valid ID). First thing to do when you get in is photo the layout plan. The area is larger than you think with a central access and two side avenues. It's designed as a replica but also to educate. If you're of a delicate disposition DON'T go into the prison cell area, there are some fairly graphic depictions of how they "persuaded" and terminated prisoners of both sexes. The innocuous wooden holding posts and shackles you passed as you entered the courtyard will never seem innocent again. There are a number of shows presented diring the day, we caught the 11:25. Music, Fan dance, martial arts and a juggler. The later took the show when a clever audience participant decided to bowl the ball rather than throw it back. No problem he just did the splits and still received the ball on the stick in his teeth. There are waxwork life size models depicting various scenes from history and a few nice anecdotes. I particularly appreciated the administrator who received a tribute from the then vassal state of Vietnam in the form of a Unicorn. He took all the details, had everything checked and then politely requested the fiscal payment required. Apparently the description of the unicorn still exists apparently, archived somewhere. There is a tower building that you can ascend and take in the view. If once you've finished you want to cool down try going up on the wall and to one of the end sheltered areas. If the breeze is coming across the lake it is wonderful, great for an impromptu picnic.

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Timothy R
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Although a replication of an original it's informative and well laid out
Jun 2018 • Couples
Taxi really is the easiest way there and everyone knows this place. Show a picture to any driver and he'll smile and whisk you along pronto.

The area does border the East Baogong Lake. Which is another useful way to find it. It's also about 300 metres from the Yanqing Taoist temple.

Make no mistake this is a replica, supposedly based on original plans. The build quality leaves something to be desired. Sturdy original block work being replicated by poorly laid tiles against shoddy brick or concrete block. Which is a shame as the concept is wonderful but I don't think it will survive long.

Tickets are 65 Rmb, (32 rmb for 60 or older and students with valid ID). First thing to do when you get in is photo the layout plan. The area is larger than you think with a central access and two side avenues.

It's designed as a replica but also to educate. If you're of a delicate disposition DON'T go into the prison cell area, there are some fairly graphic depictions of how they "persuaded" and terminated prisoners of both sexes. The innocuous wooden holding posts and shackles you passed as you entered the courtyard will never seem innocent again.

There are a number of shows presented diring the day, we caught the 11:25. Music, Fan dance, martial arts and a juggler. The later took the show when a clever audience participant decided to bowl the ball rather than throw it back. No problem he just did the splits and still received the ball on the stick in his teeth.

There are waxwork life size models depicting various scenes from history and a few nice anecdotes. I particularly appreciated the administrator who received a tribute from the then vassal state of Vietnam in the form of a Unicorn. He took all the details, had everything checked and then politely requested the fiscal payment required. Apparently the description of the unicorn still exists apparently, archived somewhere.

There is a tower building that you can ascend and take in the view. If once you've finished you want to cool down try going up on the wall and to one of the end sheltered areas. If the breeze is coming across the lake it is wonderful, great for an impromptu picnic.
Written June 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Justin K
Shanghai, China277 contributions
Decent historic introduction but nothing authentic
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is a historical remake of the Song Dynasty administrative headquarters. It can give you a pretty good introduction to some of the conditions of the ancient times. For instance, I found the sections on the courts and the imperial examinations pretty interesting. Also it gives you a feel for the Song Dynasty architecture too. But in the end you probably could have gained similar knowledge through Wikipedia. I would spend time at the authentic sites in the city first such as da xiaoguo temple, the shanshangan guild hall, yanqing guan, and iron pagoda park. If you have time, energy, and interest stop by here too.
Written May 1, 2018
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,700 contributions
Scenic Area
Sep 2017 • Couples
Beautiful scenic area, where you can enjoy the temple, the gardens and the lakes. If the lotus are blossoming, it´s outstandingly beautiful!
Written September 28, 2017
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Vien919
Singapore, null, Singapore35 contributions
Not too bad
Mar 2017 • Friends
Much things to see though the place is not big. Good exposure as you get to see the office of Prime minister Bao. You also get to climb the building and many things like the rank of the officers dressing were displayed. You get to see different things on each level.
Written June 28, 2017
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happycharlton
146 contributions
Interesting but very commercialized
Apr 2017 • Friends
The place is more like a theme park than an historic site. There are shows and exhibitions but the whole complex looks like it is recently built.
Written April 27, 2017
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Mark S
Singapore, Singapore364 contributions
Kaifeng Scenic Resort
Oct 2016 • Friends
This is located in Kaifeng County and it is about.180 km from Zhengzhou city. The worth visiting and place is built to resemblance of the ancient Kaifeng perfecture. The famous uncorruptable Justice Bao Qing Tian was a judge in this place for a term of over a year.
Performance of Justice Bao holding court performed daily.
There are many attractive sites around this include the lake and garden that you stroll along.
Written November 4, 2016
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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,088 contributions
The reputation precedes the buildings
May 2016 • Couples
This is a very important site in Chinese history. However, the buildings were rebuilt to attract tourists. It almost feels like a movie set. It lacks charm and authenticity.
Written June 3, 2016
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paullee1006
Hong Kong, China19 contributions
Worth spend some time on it
Mar 2016 • Friends
Its very beautiful and big enough to spend few hours if you interested in history, the entry fee is about 60RMB
Written March 26, 2016
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kevinho1979
Singapore, Singapore482 contributions
Hmm Kaifeng Court should be a better name? :)
Dec 2015 • Family
I came to Kaifeng mainly to see this. The story behind this is about the most upright official/judge in Chinese folklore. Once you go in, there is this big drum where, if you have been wrongly accused, you will hit it loudly and continuously like a drum, wailing "Judge, I'm innocent, please help me....." and then Justice Bao (the official/judge we were talking about) will hear your case and grant you a fair trial, clear you of your wrongly accused crimes, and get the real culprit... imagine it a bit like CSI in the Song Dynasty (ok hopefully you get the picture). Jokes/stories aside, the buildings (probably rebuilt) are a good representation of what it would have been in the Song Dynasty, with the Judge seat and court in place, and the drum I was talk about :) the buildings are of typical historical Chinese design with a temple dedicated to Justice Bao. Worth a visit!!
Written December 25, 2015
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Hunterboeuf
Toronto, Canada205 contributions
Kaifeng - A Historical Gem
Oct 2015 • Couples
Kaifeng is so rich in history. It is well worth visiting, and less crowded than other of the more well-known cities in China. The air is good; the people are friendly; the food is great, and there is so much to see. The Kaifeng House Scenic Resort is just one example of a great place to see and learn more about the amazing history. The ancient style buildings have been rebuilt with great precision, authenticity and artistry.
Written November 30, 2015
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