It was the Dragon Boat Festival last weekend and our destination was Henan province (河南省) in Central China. Marco, Richard and I took the train to the provincial capital, Zheng Zhou (郑州). Zheng Zhou is a major train hub in China. Trains to HKG has a stopover in this place. There isn’t much to see here but it’s a great place to catch the next train to your destination.
From Beijing to Zheng Zhou, there are several types of train which you can enjoy. You can check train schedules and prices at http://www.huochepiao.com. The website is in Chinese so language skills is a must. You also need to have a computer which can write Chinese characters.