|Lying in the north of Henan Province, Anyang borders Shanxi, Hebei and Shandong Provinces. It has The Taihang Mountains to the west and the North China Plain to the east. The Huanshui River originating in the east foot of the Taihang Mountains goes through the City. As to the latitude, Anyang has similar latitude with Tokyo, Yokohama of Japan and San Francisco of US, covering 7,354.11 square kilometers. The continental monsoon climate of medium latitudes here blesses Anyang with four distinct seasons and comfortable weathers with abundant rainfall and sunshine. The annual average temperature is 13.6℃, the air pressure 1001.5 millibar and the rainfall 606.1 mm.
In about 1300 B.C, the 20th Emperor of the Shang Dynasty, Pangeng, established his capital here. Anyang, the ancient city, has a history of 3300 years till now. The Jingguang (Beijing—Guangzhou) Railway, one of the major railways connecting North China and South China, and the National Highway No.107 run across the ancient city. At the Pre-Qin times 3000 years ago, the ancient Chinese had developed agricultural economy here and established an oriental metropolis here.
Anyang, one of the eight Chinese ancient capitals, is a famous historical city with glorious civilization. Besides the world-famous Jiaguwen, inscriptions on bones or tortoise shells of the Shang Dynasty (16th—11th century B.C), the bronze wares of the Shang Dynasty, Anyang boasts of well known historical views such as the caves of primitive people 25,000 years ago, the mausoleum of two far ancient emperors, the ancient city of Youlicheng which is the origin of the Eight Diagrams, Yecheng，a city rich in culture, the ancient watercourse where Ximen Bao (a famed government official), had made contribution to the water-control, the native place of famous loyal general Yue Fei of the South Song Dynasty, who had devoted himself to the nation and so on. Besides, Anyang boasts numerous beautiful natural sceneries such as the Xiaonanhai, the Pearl Spring Scenic Areas and the Taihang Mountains, which have attracted tourists from home and abroad. Of them, the aviation sports land has become the favorite of parachute jump and air-glide fans for its unique style and advantageous natural conditions. Another famous attraction is Hongqiqu (the Red Flag Canal) which is laurelled as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.
There are various delicious foods here such as the Pasty Noodles, Laomiao Beef, the Bag Fish and many others help so much to make tour here even more pleasant: feasting tourists from eyes to mouths, from bodies to hearts.