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Some Main Historical Cities in China

In China, Every city has a history, but here we focus on those known for their history, with historic sites that draw tourists. There are many cities which have great historical interest and plenty of relics, but are only of regional importance historically. The cultures of multitudinous Chinese cities passing through over a thousand years’ history have become steady and profound. Their culture is like the wine giving off the fragrance. It also becomes an important aspect of attracting tourists. The following are some cities that have been particularly influential in China's history.

1. Beijing
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the center of the nation's politics, culture and international exchanges and a moden metropolis full of vitality. Beijing is one of the six ancient cities in China together with Xian, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Nanjing and Hangzhou. It had served as the capital for the dynasties such as Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qin.

2. Xi'an
Xi’an has many important historical sites, and some are ongoing archaeological projects, such as the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and his Terracotta Army. There are several burial mounds, tombs of the Zhou Dynasty kings located in the city. Xi'an also contains some 800 royal mausoleums and tombs. The city has numerous Tang Dynasty pagodas and is noted for its history museum and its stele forest. It’s a historical City ecause of the city's many historical monuments and a plethora of ancient ruins and tombs in the vicinity.

3. Nanjing
Nanjing has a history of 2471 years so far. Since 3 centuries AD, there have had Dong Wu, Eastern Jin dynasty and other 10 found a capital and the regime here. Nanjing has a large number of cultural relics, from which you can find the source of history. Stone town, Confucius Temple, the Ming tombs of the Southern Dynasties Xiao Ling, the ruin of the National Palace Museum and Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum are well known to the world.

4. Luoyang
It is China's famous one-time capital of nine dynasties. The most well-known Relic in the city is the southern Longmen Grottoes. White Horse Temple in east is China's first Buddhist temple. There are also Han, Wei Old City ruins, the Western Zhou Dynasty City, the Sui and Tang Dynasties Old City ruins, Kwan Lin, as well as a large number of ancient tombs. Luoyang peony show in annual May is even more crowded and famous to the world.

5. Anyang
Anyang is special among China's ancient capitals as it was the earliest known capital of “China”. During the Shang Dynasty, Anyang presided over a kingdom between the Lower Yellow River and the Yangtze middle reaches. Attractions include the Shang Dynasty ruins and the Museum of Chinese Characters.

6. Kaifeng
As early as Neolithic Age, there were our ancestors live here. Its history can be trace back to Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty and Zhou Dynasty, 2700 years apart from now. it was the capital city of the later Jin dynasty, Eastern Han Dynasty, the later zhou dynasty as well as the Northern Song Dynasty, and it achieved its prosperity in the Northern Song Dynasty time.

7. Hangzhou
Hangzhou is known in history firstly as an imperial landscaped retreat for the emperors of Beijing, but it was also capital of China during the Southern Song Dynasty. This city is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. It is often known as one of the most beautiful cities in China. Although Hangzhou has been through many recent urban developments, it still retains its historical and cultural heritage. One of Hangzhou's most popular sights is the West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

8. Yan'an
Yan’an covers an area of 3,556 square kilometers. It was here that the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee led the Chinese people in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. As a sacred place in the Chinese revolution, Yan'an has rich historical relics and many places of historic interest and scenic beauty.