Anyang

Anyang (安阳; Ānyáng) is a city about 120 km north of the Yellow River (黄河) in Henan Province.

Understand

Anyang is 460 km south of Beijing and is a prefecture-level city. The northernmost city in Henan, Anyang borders Puyang to the east, Hebi and Xinxiang to the south, and the provinces of Shanxi and Hebei to its west and north, respectively. According to Bronze Age inscriptions, Anyang was the first stable capital city of China dated back to the Shang Dynasty (1554BC–1045BC) during its later period. Huge amount of oracle bones were discovered in Xiaolitun Village, located at the northwest of Anyang City. The oracle bones were primarily used for divination, and the language used is believed to be the original of Chinese characters.

Get in

By bus or train. From Beijing, about 3.5 hours, depending on which train or bus. There are five high speed trains that run between Beijing and Anyang on daily basis.

Vehicle # Time (Beijing - Anyang)

From the Zhengzhou airport, direct buses to Anyang run at 1PM and 5PM and cost ¥70. More frequent buses and trains run from within the city of Zhengzhou.

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Anyang is one of the birthplace of the culture of the Chinese nation, the brilliant culture of shells to human left history treasure, also give us foreign cultural exchanges and foreign exchanges to create good conditions. Anyang is the real state of ceremonies, as early as 3300 years ago have the experience of landmarks. In recent years, anyang in line with "let the world know anyang, let anyang towards the world" and "strengthen exchanges, pay attention to exchanges, mutual promotion and common development" principle of friendly exchanges.

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