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Youli City
Anyang Top 5 in Can't Miss Attractions

550 Reviews
Historical Site
Liked by 1
Open Open from 8:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 107 National Rd, Tangyin Xian, Anyang Shi, Henan Sheng, China
Phone: 0372-6231399

What people are saying:

For this trip to the Central Plains, we stayed in Anyang for 3 consecutive nights in order to facilitate the visit. Yili City is a key scenic spot we visited on this trip. I was very unfamiliar with this before, but with the steps of the guide, I deepened my understanding of it. Yili City was the place where King Yin Zhou detained Zhou Wen Wang Jichang for 7 years 3,000 years ago. It is the first national prison recorded in Chinese history. It is also the holy place where "Wen Wang was detained to perform "The Book of Changes". Zhou Wen Wang was here. According to Fuxi's gossip, 64 hexagrams and 384 lines were deduced. In order to commemorate Xibo Jichang, later generations built the Wenwang Temple on the site. During the long years when Ji Chang was imprisoned in Yili, he wrote Zhouyi, which was later listed as the first of the Five Classics.

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  • SohanDsouza
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Fascinating place for those interested in Daoism/Bagua

    Youli Castle is important for two aspects: for being the place that the first Zhou dynasty king Ji Chang (Zhou Wen-Wang) was imprisoned and humiliated by the last Shang king Di Xin, making it effectiv...

    Reviewed on /Date(1315176773000+0800)/
  • mandarinoranges70
    Chengdu, China

    Understanding Daoism

    This was a really interesting place. It was all daoist based. You can find yin yang symbols literally all over the entire place. The architecture was really beautiful, lots of pagodas and statues. Als...

    Reviewed on /Date(1304822839000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Youli City is in the middle part of Wenwang Road, Hanzhuang Town, Tangyin County, Anyang City. It was almost a 1000 years ago that King Ji Chang of the Zhou Dynasty was imprisoned by King Zhou of the Shang Dynasty for 7 years. Later generations then built the commemorative Wenwang Temple at the site of the city. Ji Chang wrote the book Book of Changes during these years of prison. Now, it boasts Yanyi Workshop, the Mountain Gate, Yanyi Terrace of King Wen of Zhou, ancient hall foundations and more. It is in Yanyi Terrace where Jichang was imprisoned.
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