Top 9 Things to do in Anyang, China

July 26, 2017 Darleen Reid

Anyang is a prefecture-level city in Henan province, China. 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.

1. Yin Dynasty Ruins

Xiaotun Village, Wenfeng District, Anyang 455000, China 0372-3161009
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Yin Dynasty Ruins

Reviewed By Raymond W - Chengdu, China

Yin Xu was the site of the palace of the Shang Dynasty. Here, an incredible thirty-four centuries ago, the kings of Yin ruled a prosperous kingdom in the Yellow Ruver valley. They produced bronzewares of astonishing craftsmanship and wonderful pieces of carved jade. They also performed human and animal sacrifice on a grand scale, as the skeletons in the burial pits attest.
Highlights are the six ancient chariots, the incredible burial pit of the lady waarior with its hundreds of bronze items and jade discs, and Shimuwu, the largest piece of bronzeware ever unearthed in China. This container weighs a remarkable 870 kilograms and can be viewed in the site museum.

2. Chinese Character Museum

East Section of Renmin Avenue, Yindu District, Anyang 455000, China +86 372 255 7558
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Chinese Character Museum

Reviewed By Travelingmaven - Chicago, IL

We managed to arrive at the museum on National Museum Day (May 18). Outside we saw a calligraphy contest, while inside there were dances, songs and music, to augment the truly interesting exhibits of the development of Chinese writing.
The museum provides volunteer English-speaking guides. We were quite lucky to get the former head of a Language department of a local university to lead us around.
Most exhibits have good, but sparse, English captions, for the oracle bones to more modern Chinese characters.
I'd recommend going to this museum in conjunction with a visit to the Yin Ruins where there are also exhibits on early Chinese characters.

3. Yin Xu

Xiaotun Village, Anyang, China
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Yin Xu

Reviewed By Terence C - Hong Kong, China

There are lots of ancient tools, ornaments and graveyards in the Bronze Age, 3000 to 4000 years, ago digged out in this location. You can also find the ancient Chinese character (Oracle). It really worth a visit if you are interested in ancient human history.
Another place to visit in Anyang is the Chinese Character museum nearby, where you can find a lot of dig out from the ancient China as well as the evolution of Chinese writing from 3000 years ago

4. Wenfeng Tower of Anyang

Within Wenfeng District, Wenfeng District, Anyang 455000, China
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4 based on 14 reviews

Wenfeng Tower of Anyang

Reviewed By Elyn M - Shanghai, China

This wonderful pagoda is part of a functioning temple. It is a Ming Dynasty re-build of a Song Dynasty 10th century pagoda. The shape is unusual, not terribly tall, but it gets wider at the top, and is quite unusual looking.
Photographing it is interesting, because it is wider at the top! Climbing it was a challenge and if you are claustrophobic or afraid of high stairs and thin passageways, just enjoy it from outside and save your 20 rmb. But for us, the way up was a challenge, and that made it even more interesting.

5. Anyang Museum

South section of Shengli Road, Wenfeng District, Anyang 455001, China +86 372 292 2959
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Anyang Museum

Reviewed By David C - Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom

After an early breakfast at 7.30 a.m we set off at 8.15, to visit a nearby archaeological site, before the long drive home. We passed some pleasant Gardens, with magnificent displays of hollyhocks along the way and through some well kept farm buildings and small holdings. We lost the way a couple of times, but eventually found the large complex, with large buildings erected above some of the digs, going back about 3000 years. The old city was called Yinxu. There were even displays of ancient sewage pipes, showing they were quite advanced in that way, apart from the amazing bronze artworks.
This ancient city, was also the place where the Chinese form of writing began and a lot of them made sense, in that they represented words in the form of a kind of stick drawing, so you could easily recognize a man, woman for example, or a tree, fruit etc. There were even symbols for walking, picking fruit and it’s a pity they didn’t keep this form of writing, which is more easily recognizable, instead of the more complicated develpments of the language, as it is today in Chinese calligraphy.
One building housed 8 wooden chariots, fully preserved, but mostly still covered in the dried mud, in which they’d been found, to preserve the wood, over 3000 years, but you could make out the detail quite clearly. They had been buried with their horses and sometimes the driver. There were pictures depicting the form of warfare, shooting arrows from the chariots, in much the same way as we had in the UK in the bronze age, although we don’t have so many well preserved items, probably because of our damp conditions, where wood rots a lot faster.
The whole complex was well landscaped, with lawns, flower beds, lakes, in addition to the large buildings erected over the excavations. There was a large museum, built underground, with displays of pottery, bronzes, weapons and jade jewellery. Many of the weapons were similar to UK designs of the same period, although a lot more ornate.
Just a pity none of these places have tea rooms, where you can sit and relax during your visit, but we did buy a good example of a bronze pot, for 120 yuan. I wish we’d bought another one, at that price, but a carved bronze seal in the form of a dragon was a bit pricy at 350 yuan.
Then we drove back to the hotel to have a rest and make our own arrangements about lunch, then to meet the others to leave at 3.00 pm. We turned left out of The Green Tree Inn, walked along the road a bit and crossed over the other side, to find a basic kind of restaurant, halfway to Walmart. There was a special menu, with prices are 50 yuan, but we opted for the set lunch which was excellent, as weel and only cost 10 yuan. I had a plate of Kung Po with rice and Ling had some fired pork with soup and some fried wild greens. The meal was OK and apparently our group had

6. Gaoge Pavillion

Mahao Street, Wenfeng District, Anyang 455000, China
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4 based on 2 reviews

Gaoge Pavillion

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

明朝赵简王朱高隧的王府,朱高隧是朱棣的第三子,封地在安阳。安阳八大景也是赵简王出游时发现的,豫菜紫苏肉也是赵简王发明一道明菜,安阳的赵王府的名胜古迹非常多

7. Yuan Shih-kai Mausoleum

Huanshang Village, Anyang, China
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Yuan Shih-kai Mausoleum

Reviewed By aeolous - Wakayama, Japan

清朝末期から中華民国の動乱期に活躍した袁世凱のお墓です。陵墓の作りとしては西洋建築を取り入れているなど珍しい点が多いとの事ですが、袁世凱を知っているのであれば訪れると興味が湧くのではないかと思います。

8. Anyang Bell and Drum Tower

Middle section of North Main Street, Wenfeng District, Anyang 455000, China
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3.5 based on 4 reviews

Anyang Bell and Drum Tower

Reviewed By aeolous - Wakayama, Japan

安陽の町のとても賑やかな区域に立つ鼓楼でランドマークです。文峰塔からも15分程度で歩いて行ける距離で、殷墟等の遺跡巡りとともに訪れることをお勧めします。

9. ZhangDeFu WenHua ShangYe BuXingJie (WenFeng NanJie)

North at the intersection of Wenfeng South Street and Sandao Street, Anyang, China
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

ZhangDeFu WenHua ShangYe BuXingJie (WenFeng NanJie)

Reviewed By kojijandk - kanagawa

文峰塔から続く安陽市の繁華街です。南街だけでなく、文峰塔の周りからいいろいろな方向に繁華街が続いています。大きなデパートやスーパーもあります。中国の繁華街はやはり屋台が現れる夜がいいですね。あたりが暗くなると急に人の数も増す気がします。この繁華街にはなぜかマージャンンの機械などを売る店が多かったですが、何かいわれがあるのでしょうか。

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