While the economic miracle has drained the study of ancient martial arts out of many cities, in Dengfeng county, Zhengzhou, kungfu thrives. Home of the legendary Shaolin Temple and with a whopping ten percent foreign student count, it's not just China's kung fu capital but the world's epicenter for martial arts training.
Made famous in countless Jet Li and Jackie Chan films, the Shaolin Monastery doesn't let down. The ancient sites of the temple remains intact and photo op friendly for the typical tourist. But beyond this, the center has evolved over the years and now multiple training centers orbit the main monastery.
In past eras foreigners were not allowed to train at the Shaolin temple. Take advantage of the privilege of the present: study five-style fist kungfu, qigong or any other variety of kungfu styles from the masters of martial arts.