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Yin Xu Travel Tips

Saturday, November 16th, 2013
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Plan your Henan Tour?  If you are interested in Chinese history and archeology,  a visit to Yinyu is worth your time exploring. Yin Xu, literally “Yin Ruins”, is the remnants of Yin, the last capital of China’s Shang Dynasty (1559BC-1046BC) and also China’s first ancient capital, proven by written documents.

The Yin Xu archeological site is one of China’s oldest and largest, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2006).  The archeological site covers palace area, emperor tomb area, general tomb area, handcraft workshop area, civilian inhabitancy area and slave inhabitancy area.  Most importantly,  Yin Xu is home to the first form of Chinese writing ( Inscriptions on oracle bones ).

Yin Xu ( Yinxu ) is located 7km northwest of the city center of Anyang, 510km south of Beijing. The city of Anyang is easily accessed by highspeed trains from any cities along the Jingguang Railway Line such as Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Guangzhou.

From the city center of Anyang, you may take the public bus No.01 fromt the bus stop of Shirenda (市人大) and get off at the 14th stop of Yinxu Museum, then walk north for about 900m and you will reach Yin Xu, officially known as Foundation Sites of Palace and Temple of Yin Xu (殷墟宫殿宗庙遗址).  Of course, you also can taxi there for a small amount of money.
Entrance Fee:RMB 90
Guide Fee:RMB 80-120
Opening Time:8:00  – 18:30(April – Sept) 8:00 17:30(Oct – March)
Tel: 0372 – 3932171/3161009
Fax:0372 – 3161009
A visit to the Yinxu Site is mainly composed of several parts such an exhibition hall for the general survey of Yin Xu, Foundation Site of Concave Palace, Yinxu Museum, Stone Stele of Enlarged Inscriptions on Oracle Bones, Chariot Pits of Shang Dynasty, Oracle Bone Pit Yh127, Founation Sites in Group B, Building No.12 in Groups, Fuhao Tomb, Founation Sites in Group B.
Well, follow me to have a glimpse of Yin Xu, a 2-hour tour basically needed for this large archeological park. It is a AAAAA National Key Site with good mantainance.
Outside the entrance gate is a large parking lot with a rock in its front inscribed with the Chinese name of Yinxu.
A Rock Stone inscribed with the Chinese name of Yinxu.

A Rock Stone inscribed with the Chinese name of Yinxu.

This is the Entrance Gate to Yin Xu and the house on the right side is the ticketing office.
The entrance gate to Yin Xu

The entrance gate to Yin Xu

Enter the Yin Xu Park, on your right side, you will see Foundation Site of Concave Palace.
Foundation Site of Concave Palace

Foundation Site of Concave Palace

Next, you will go to the exhibition hall for the general survey of Yin.  This exhibition gives you a general information on the Yin Xu archeological site.  The exhibition house is behind the huge Simuwu tetrapod, an imitation square cauldron unearthed here and the real Simuwu tetrapod housed  in  National Museum of China, Beijing.
The general survey house is behind the huge Simuwu tetrapod

The general survey house is behind the huge Simuwu tetrapod

The real Simuwu tetrapod housed in  National Museum of China, Beijing.  Simuwu tetrapod was made latter Half of Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1046 BC),  Height: 133 cm, Length: 110 cm, Width: 79 cm; Weight: 832.8 kg
The real Simuwu tetrapod housed in  National Museum of China, Beijing

The real Simuwu tetrapod housed in National Museum of China, Beijing

Then turn right and walk to the entrance to the underground basement of Yinxu Musuem.

the entrance to the underground basement of Yinxu Musuem

the entrance to the underground basement of Yinxu Musuem

Yinxu Museum is the only professional museum focused on the systematic exhibition of the relics in Shang Dynasty. It houses over 500 unearthed artifacts including ceramics, bronze vessels , jade and oracle bones.

Various Vessels on dispaly

Various Vessels on dispaly

Various Vessels on dispaly

A piece of carve jade on exhibition

A piece of carved jade

A piece of carved jade

Oracle bones found pit 3 on display

Inscriptions on oracle bones on display

Inscriptions on oracle bones on display

This is the Exhibition Hall of Chariots Pit of Yin Dynasy and the remains of the restored road of Yin Dynasty.  There are two horses in each of the 5 pits and one man buried in each of the 4 pits. The chariot pits have not only exhibited the level of development of the drawn cart, but also the cruelity of the immolation in the slave socity.

Exhibition Hall of Chariots Pit of Yin Dynasy

Exhibition Hall of Chariots Pit of Yin Dynasy

The 5 pits of Chariots and men buried as immolation

5 Pits of Chariots with horses and men buired

5 Pits of Chariots with horses and men buired

The stele are made according to the original shape of the 30 pieces of oracle bones with inscriptions carefully chosen by the famous scalpulimancy experts Mr. Wang Yuxin and Mr.Yang Shengnan through enlargement.

The stele are made according to the original shape of the 30 pieces of oracle bones

The stele are made according to the original shape of the 30 pieces of oracle bones

YH127 Oracle Pits: 17000 pices of oracle bones were discovered in 1936 here in the pit of YH127. Most of the oracle bones are now in Taiwan.

The Hall of YH127 Oracle Pit

The Hall of YH127 Oracle Pit

The Hall of YH127 Oracle Pit

the inscrped pracle bone on display

the inscrped pracle bone on display

the inscrped pracle bone on display

Tomb of Lady Fu Hao Buiral Pit on exhibition. As one of the smaller tombs,  Lady Fu Hao Tomb is one of the best-preserved Shang Dynasty royal tombs and the only one not to have been robbed and looted before excavation. The pit was a wooden chamber 5 meters long, 3.5 meters  wide and 1.3 meters  high housing a lacquered wooden coffin that has since totally rotted away.  1926 burial artifacts have been excavated including 468 bronze vessels, 755 jade pieces,564 none vessels and 6800 shells.

Tomb of Lady Fu Hao Buiral Pit on exhibition

Tomb of Lady Fu Hao Buiral Pit on exhibition

Tomb of Lady Fu Hao Buiral Pit on exhibition

 

1926 burial artifacts have been excavated

  1926 burial artifacts have been excavated

1926 burial artifacts have been excavated

Any questions, just drop a line.

 

Anyang Taxi: Anyang Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
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Anyang is the northernmost city in Henan. It borders Puyang toeast and Xinxiang to the south,Henan.

Anyang Taxi Quantity
At the time of my writing, Anyang has currently 1000 registered taxis. The present number could meet the need of the market for the small city, so taking taxi is the convenient in Anyang City.

Taxi Models in Anyang
The common type of taxi in Anyang is Xiali, Jetta, Santana2000 as well as Fukang.

Anyang Taxi Fares:
•A flat fee of RMB5 covers the first 2km
•RMB1.3 with each additional km

Anyang Taxi Company Bookings
If you need to book a taxi, please make the call as following:
Anyang Zhenyuan Taxi Company        Tel: 0372-3960148
Anyang Lantian Taxi Company          Tel: 0372-5886668
Anyang Golden Bridge Taxi Company     Tel: 0372-3945138
Anyang Zhihuaxing Taxi Company        Tel:0372-2515559

Hailing a Anyang City Taxi
•The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, Scenic Spots, Hotel and along the street.

Anyang Taxi rider’s rights
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling
Go to any destination in and beyond Anyang
Your car driver knows the streets in Anyang and the way to major destinations in Anyang;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
No Smoking
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
No Tipping

Anyang Taxi Stands
There are no particular taxi stands in Anyang. People just hail a taxi anywhere it is safe.

Anyang Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in Anyang, pleas contace the following:
Anyang Taxi Complaining No.          Tel: 0372-3973307

Anyang Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•Anyang Railway Station – Anyang East Long-distance Station: RMB10
•Anyang North Railway Station –  Pedestrian Street: RMB20