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Top 10 attractions in my hometown,Henan [Copy link] 中文

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4.Yinxu Ruins (安阳殷墟故里)

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.

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3.Yuntai Mountain (焦作云台山)
Standing in Jiaozuo City in north Henan province, Yuntai Mountain is famous for its unique geological landforms and rich natural resources. Covered with lush original forests, the mountain has several deep valleys and ponds, lots of waterfalls and springs, and perilous cliffs and peaks. The well-known Yuntai Heaven Waterfall with a height of 314 meters, lies in the Laotan Valley scenic area. The mountain was named a World Geographical Park by UNESCO in 2004.


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2.Longmen Grottoes (洛阳龙门石窟)
The Longmen Grottoes, located near Luoyang in northwest Henan, are a treasured preserve of ancient Buddhist cave art and one of the three notable grottoes in China, in addition to the Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi and Mogao Caves in Gansu. The grottoes were first hewed and carved during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), and the practice continued through the successive six dynasties, including the Tang and Song Dynasties, for a span of over 400 years. The park includes 1,352 caves, 785 niches, and more than 97,000 statues of the Buddha, Bodhisattva and Arhats. In November 2000, the Longmen Grottoes were added to the list of World Cultural Heritage sites.


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