- 1 Sanmenxia (三门峡) — The westernmost city of Henan. Famous for the Sanmenxia Reservoir and coal mines.
- 2 Luoyang (洛阳) — One of the Eight Ancient Capitals in China. The UNESCO world heritage Longmen Grottoes is here.
- 3 Pingdingshan (平顶山) — An industrial city famous for coal industry.
This region is the main industrial area of Henan Province and rich in coal and non-ferrous metal. Though Luoyang has a rich history, the urban area of Sanmenxia and Pingdingshan were both developed after 1949.
Luoyang and Sanmenxia are on the Longhai Railway and Xulan High-speed railway. The Jiaoliu Railway is across Pingdingshan.
All the three cities can be reached by bus from the other cities in Henan Province.