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Yin Dynasty Ruins

Xiaotun Village, Wenfeng District, Anyang 455000, China
0372-3161009
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Oracle bones found here!!!

This is the place where the oracle bones were found, therefore a UNESCO site. Oracle bones are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
geokantam
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Hong Kong
Highly interesting museum

The Yin xu museum, which is on your right hand after entering the grounds of the site, is very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AnotherSwede
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Sweden
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Xiaotun Village, Wenfeng District, Anyang 455000, China
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0372-3161009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place where the oracle bones were found, therefore a UNESCO site. Oracle bones are pieces of ox scapula or turtle plastron, which were used for pyromancy – a form of divination – in ancient China, mainly during the late Shang dynasty (1300...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Yin xu museum, which is on your right hand after entering the grounds of the site, is very good. Informative, quite well exhibited and described, with significant finds from early dynastic Chinese history. However, the rest of the site is poorly kept, and the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Anyang is a bit out of the way of other major destinations and its modern city is basically one gigantic steel foundry. But the site is truly excellent in itself. The place is large and separated into two areas. A full walkthrough would take at...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Yin ruin is significant in a way, it is Shang dynasty, the earliest dynasty with unearthed written records (on oracles bones). This is one of the reason why we have chosen to visit Anyang. In this museum, you will find the amazing collections of oracle...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Raymond W
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trip to travel back in time to the late Shang Dynasty, at where the last capital city of Yin (殷, not to be confused with the same sound 阴 of the Yin Yang) once stood just short of 3,500 years ago. Thus, Yin 殷...More

2  Thank onnajin
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My visit to Yin Xu was wonderful. Although the people who work there don't speak much English, the English signage around the grounds and in the various museums/exhibits are mostly excellent. It was very quiet when I was there (mid morning), with only a few...More

3  Thank BryanN174
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

Great place to visit. I love history and so I learn heaps. Disappointing to see some of the skeleton bones recreated - they looked less than authentic in parts. Great to understand divination and the sacrifices of humans and animals. Glad I visited. Came away...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Yinxu (Yin Ruins) is the site of the capital of the Yin (Shang) Dynasty for its last 255 years, after moving from Zhengzhou. It is the site where the "dragon bones" were found over a century ago. These oracle bones - ox scapulae and tortoise...More

2  Thank Gary T
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Touring the Yin Ruins was the primary reason we came to Anyang. The ruins are on the site of more than 400 excavated graves. The museum is very informative, and English-speaking guides are available. The exhibits cover the development of Chinese characters, which can "stand...More

1  Thank Travelingmaven
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