Top 10 attractions in Henan, China

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   Yinxu Ruins (安阳殷墟故里)


Yinxu Ruins, one of the 'Top 10 attractions in Henan,China' by

Yinxu Ruins in Anyang

Yinxu Ruins, located in Anyang, north of Henan Province, is the ruins of Yin, the last capital of China's Shang Dynasty (1600BC-1046BC). The capital served 12 kings in eight generations for 255 years. The ruins of Yin, discovered in 1899, is one of the oldest and largest archeological sites in China and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Excavations at the Yinxu Ruins have revealed tombs, foundations of palaces temples, jade carvings, lacquer, white carved ceramics, and high-fired, green-glazed ware. One of the major discoveries of Yinxu is the inscribed animal bones and tortoise shells, which were used for divination by Shang kings carrying the earliest known examples of Chinese characters.

Admission: 61 yuan (US$9.57)

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