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Zhengzhou Shang Dynasty Ruins

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Address: Suburb, Guancheng Hui Nationality District, Zhengzhou 450000, China
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Great for history buffs

I really enjoyed my visit to this archaeological site. I love Chinese history so thats a good reason to visit the earliest known dynasty's walled ruins. My visit was made all the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to this archaeological site. I love Chinese history so thats a good reason to visit the earliest known dynasty's walled ruins. My visit was made all the more interesting with the company of a Chinese friend who use to play on and around the ruins as a child. He was pretty much my personal local... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Though Henan province and the surroundings of Zhengzhou have many historical & cultural attractions to keep all China/history buffs requited, the city itself has few such attractions (aside the museums). So my surprise was even greater when we stumbled across the Shang Dynasty Ruins (商代遗址) which are visible sections of an ancient wall dating back to the Shang Dynasty some... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

Despite all of the construction work these 2000 year old ruins still exist and are worth checking out just to get a tiny insight into Chinese life. Children love playing here; couples meet in secret; locals have heated discussions and clearly BBQ plus snack food are consumed. Access the ruins from Shangcheng Lu and there are steps to the top... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

What's left of the Shang-period walls surrounding the ancient city of Zhengzhou are interesting to walk along, primarily because you are walking on such old history. A section of the wall is fenced off so you can easily visualize what it might have looked like when it was 30 meters tall. It was interesting to look down on old building... More 

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