Xuchang (also known as Liancheng or 'Lotus City') is located in central Henan. In ancient times, the city occupied an important strategic location and once served as the capital during the Eastern Han dynasty. Today, Xuchang is one of China's biggest producers of tobacco and Chinese medicine. Popular attractions include the military offices of the Han dynasty warlord Cao Cao, Huadu Hot Springs Resort, Shenhou Ancient Town, Chunqiu Temple Complex and Yanling Gardens.
Huadu Hot Springs Resort features a number of hot springs and gardens. The resort also has a restaurant and conference facilities and organizes leisure activities for guests. The gardens are in bloom all year round and provide a pleasant atmosphere for guests to relax. The resort offers a large selection of different mineral pools with pristine water quality.
Cao Chancellor's Office is in the downtown area of the old center of Xuchang City. It was rebuilt based on Cao Cao's camp and office. The featured scenic area displays the culture of the Cao and Wei Dynasty in a well-rounded manner. It consists of an office, Qiuxian Palace, the Fushi Building and the Council Chamber. Qiuxian Palace features relief sculptures of a group of people, reflecting that Cao Cao was eager for talent and had ambitions to rule the world. Council Chamber displays Cao Cao's political, economic and military achievements. Fushi Building has three stories. The first floor exhibits the literature achievement of Cao Cao and his three sons; the second floor features literature in Jian'an and the seven elites in the Jian'an Era; and the third floor mainly shows several famous women of the Three Kingdoms.
Dahong Village Scenic Resort is a rare natural ecotourism area featuring nature, mountains, water, caves and forests. The resort is divided by Yongquan River into southern and northern areas. From west to east in the northern area, there are attractions such as Bojizhang and Zuantian Cave. From east to west in the southern area, there are attractions such as Spider Mountain and Agate Mountain. Springs and streams appear everywhere in the resort. A large karst cave was recently discovered here, where there are typical landscapes formed from carbon dissolution, such as stalactite and stalagmite.
Located in southwestern Cangzhou, the ancient town of Shenhou is famous both in China and abroad as the birthplace of ceramics culture. It is Northern China's main production and distribution site for ceramics and is also a famous historical and cultural town with regional characteristics that have been accumulated over the past 5,000 years of ceramic culture. Shenhou is especially famous for its ceramics. Because of the huge variety of ceramics available from this area, the two characters "神垕" that make up the name of the town have become famous throughout history. Ceramics are an important and representative part of Central Plains culture.