•  PopupDesign_2013

    Did you know 31% of the travelers make destination research and selection 3-5 months before their vacation

    Access the CNTO Tourism Research Reports

Yin Xu

The archaeological site of Yin Xu, close to Anyang City, some 500 km south of Beijing, is an ancient capital city of the late Shang Dynasty (1300 – 1046 BC). It testifies to the golden age of early Chinese culture, crafts and sciences, a time of great prosperity of the Chinese Bronze Age. A number of royal tombs and palaces, prototypes of later Chinese architecture, have been unearthed on the site, including the Palace and Royal Ancestral Shrines Area, with more than 80 house foundations, and the only tomb of a member of the royal family of the Shang Dynasty to have remained intact, the Tomb of Fu Hao. The large number and superb craftsmanship of the burial accessories found there bear testimony to the advanced level of Shang crafts industry. Inscriptions on oracle bones found in Yin Xu bear invaluable testimony to the development of one of the worldís oldest writing systems, ancient beliefs and social systems.

Date of Inscription: 2006
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1114

Yin Xu

News


  • 08/28/2015 More Reasons to Visit Shanghai this September: Shanghai Tourism Festival & Discounted Prices...Read More
  • 08/28/2015 New China Southern Route from San Francisco to Shenyang...Read More
  • 08/28/2015 Travel Weekly’s First CruiseWorld China to be Held in October in Shanghai...Read More
  • 08/28/2015 Advisory: Temporary Closures in Beijing August 22-September 3...Read More
  • 08/24/2015 Olympic Winter Games Promotes Tourism in China...Read More
  • 08/24/2015 China’s Great Wall in Top 10 of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List...Read More
  • 08/24/2015 Three New Sustainable Element-Brand Hotels Opening throughout China...Read More
  • 08/24/2015 Hilton Doubletree Debuts in Xiamen...Read More
  • 08/24/2015 Historic Red Flag Canal in China Vying for UNESCO World Heritage Listing...Read More
  • 08/11/2015 Beijing Makes History as it Wins Election to Host 2022 Winter Olympics...Read More
China in the News Archives