If you want to learn something about the ancient Chinese culture and past, you should visit the following attractions which are different the view of Yangtze River tour.
1. Yinxu Ruins
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. Yinxu Ruins is always prepared for China travel deals for these who are interested in China's past.
Admission: 61 yuan (US$9.57)
2. Songshan Geopark
Songshan Mountain stands at Dengfeng City in western Henan. It is one of the five most famous mountains in China, and also a bastion of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Songshan Geopark, covering an area of 464 square kilometers, is called the "textbook of geological history" since its rock formations consist of consecutive stratigraphic sequences of the Archean, Proterozoic, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras. The combination of steep peaks, dramatic valleys and abundant vegetation forms the park's spectacular vistas. On February 13th, 2004, Songshan Mountain was approved as a first-rate global geopark by UNESCO.
Admission: 50 yuan (US$7.85)
3. The Birth Place of Huangdi
Huangdi, or the Yellow Emperor, is one of the legendary five emperors and a cultural hero who is considered in Chinese mythology to be the ancestor of all Han Chinese. It is believed that he reigned from 2697 BC to 2597 BC, and his personal name is thought to have been Gongsun Xuanyuan. The birth place of Huangdi is a holy place for overseas and domestic Chinese descendants to worship their ancestors. On the third day of the third month of the Chinese lunar Calendar each year, hundreds of thousands of Chinese people go there to attend the annual ancestor-worshipping ceremony.
The above-mentioned attractions is right for educational China tours for students.
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