Download the App for Free
Within the United States +1-833-896-0077 English: 24/7
Global Access Number +1-646-362-8606 English: 24/7
Top currencies
All currencies


Research exit/entry policy before you travel
Local Situation: Social distancing and enhanced precautions recommended | Travel Restrictions: Quarantine measures likely in place. Check policy details for more information.Details
Notify Me When it's Safe to Travel
Receive updated travel information, safe travel tips, and special discount offers

View Attractions on Map

View on Map

About Yan'an

Located in the northern part of Shaanxi Province, Yan'an was the end of the Long March of the Red Army and the base of the Chinese Communist Party from 1935 to 1948. Among all the revolutionary base cities in China, Yan'an is the city with the largest scale, the largest number and the most complete layout of the old revolutionary sites. It is an educational base for patriotism, revolutionary tradition and the Yan'an spirit. There are also Xuanyuan Huangdi Mausoleum, which is the "Number One Ancient Tomb in China", Baota Mountain and other historical monuments. There are an abundance of natural landscapes including Yan'an Yellow River Hukou Waterfall and Wanhua Mountain, the country's largest wild peony colony and the hometown of Mulan.

Popular Attractions in Yan'an

Hukou Waterfall
5,622 Reviews
The Yellow River Hukou Waterfall is located in the channel of the Yellow River where it passes through the Qin Jin Grand Canyon. To the east of the falls is Shanxi's Linfen region, and to the west of the falls is Yichuan County, Yan'an, Shaanxi Province. The section of the falls in Shaanxi is located 35 kilometers east of Yichuan County, Yan’an. Because the Yellow River carries so much sediment, this is one of the few places on earth you can see a yellow waterfall. The scenery of Hukou Waterfall changes through each of the four seasons.
Mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor
1,815 Reviews
The Mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor is located on Qiao Mountain in Huangling County near Yan'an. The Yellow Emperor is regarded as the ancestor of Chinese civilization. The mausoleum is surrounded by ancient evergreen trees which have been protected for generations. In addition to the mausoleum, the site is also home to the Xuanyuan Temple, which is named after the Yellow Emperor's personal name Xuanyuan. It was constructed during the Han dynasty and is surrounded by a number of ancient evergreen trees, one of which is believed to have been planted by the Emperor himself 5,000 years ago.
Baota Mountain
1,596 Reviews
CCP Historical Site
Baota Mountain in located in Yan'an city center. It is famous for its tall pagoda, which dates back to the Tang dynasty and was rebuilt during the Ming dynasty. First Beach Tourist Resort is situated on the Nanhai Peninsula in Maogang District, Maoming. The resort was named by the Chinese military general Li Desheng. Next to the pagoda there is a Ming dynasty iron clock, which was used by the Communist government to report the time and issue alerts.
Zaoyuan Revolution Former Site
691 Reviews
CCP Historical Site
The Zaoyuan Revolution Former Site was previously the manor of a landlord. After the CPC Central Committee moved to Yan’an, it became the site of the former CPC Central Committee Investigation Department. The site was renamed "Yan Yuan," and there are Chinese characters "Yan Yuan" written by Kang Shu on both sides of the stone pillars at the gate of the site. The site now comprises the small hall of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and the former residence of Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Liu Shaoqi. It is also a garden-style revolution commemoration site and a major base for providing traditional revolutionary education in China, attracting countless travelers throughout the year.

Yan'an Tours & Tickets

  • Top Activities
  • Wi-Fi & Phone Cards
  • Day Tours
54% OFF
[Unlimited Data] 4G WiFi for Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan (Beijing Pickup)
60% OFF
4G WiFi for Hong Kong & Macau & Taiwan (Guangzhou Pickup)
60% OFF
4G WiFi for Hong Kong & Macau & Taiwan (Shenzhen Pickup)


China's Top 10 Scenic Waterfalls
Explore Nature
Natural Landscapes
Hukou Waterfall: a thousand miles of Yellow River poured from a teapot # Few in the world have seen the golden waterfall # Hukou Waterfall, located in Yan'an City, Shaanxi Province. It is a national scenic spot with 4A rating. The upstream width area of the Yellow River is 300 meters, but within a distance of less than 500 meters of the waterfall, it is compressed to a width of 20-30 meters. The river pours 1000 cubic meters per second from a steep cliff that is more than 20 meters high, hence forming "a thousand miles of Yellow River poured from a teapot." Every summer, owing to changes in the flow of water above the mouth of the teapot, everyone can see the wonderful sight of multiple waterfalls.
TripBlog   Nov 25, 2019

Yan'an Weather

Aug 6, 2020
20 °
Aug 7, 2020
Heavy Rain
Aug 8, 2020
Light Rain
Aug 9, 2020

Trip Moments

The anti-Japanese movie and TV show in memory seems to be inseparable from the tears of devils and other dog-blood plots. At the beginning of "Yan'an Yan'an Red Show", the opening surprise was doomed to be a unique work. He skillfully combines the scenery around Yan'an and uses the terraced fields of Liangjiahe to make a stage design. It is comparable to the dance beauty of Broadway. It is a book of the northern Shaanxi storytelling that is embedded in the traditional old artist's neck. It has already made me dare to know how to use wow. expression. However, the biggest regret is that due to the excellence of the creative staff, we did not see the full red show. I only hope that I will have the opportunity to watch the performance of Yan'an and the Red Revolution for an hour worth 100,000 per second. Hong Xiu's epic grand scene and groundbreaking theater style show the fiery youth of the young people who are dedicated to the ideal and mission. Hong Xiu's "Yan'an Yan'an" is a combination of drama and show. In 1937, after Snow came to Yan'an, Snow published the book "Red Star Shines in China", which attracted a large number of intellectuals to go to Yan'an. Shanghai girl Bai Yanming went to Yan'an with a romantic revolution and met with the Red Army cadre Ouyang Jian. Because of the loss of the whole family's male studs due to the war, they found their belongings in the revolutionary ranks and regarded Ouyang Jian and Bai Yanming as relatives. Just as the distance between Ouyangjian and Bai Yanming was getting closer, the Japanese bombings came and the two sacrificed in the fire.
Posted: Dec 22, 2018
The jujuyuan revolutionary site is the seat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Located 8 kilometers northwest of Yan'an City. It was originally a landlord's manor. After the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was stationed in Yan'an, it was the residence of the Central Ministry of Social Affairs. It was renamed as Yanyuan. On the two sides of the main gate, there are two words on the two sides of the book, Yanyuan. From 1944 to March 1947, the Central Committee of the CPC Central Committee moved from Yangjialing to this place. During this period of residence, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China continued to lead the whole party in carrying out the rectification movement and the mass production movement carried out by the military and civilians in the Liberated Areas, preparing for the "Seventh National Congress" of the Communist Party of China, leading the national army and civilians to achieve the final victory of the War of Resistance Against Japan, and leading the people throughout the country. In order to strive for democracy and unity, to build the country peacefully, and to wage a tit-for-tat struggle with the Kuomintang die-hards, they fully prepared for the comprehensive civil war of the Kuomintang reactionaries. In the jujube garden, there are also old comrades of Comrade Mao Zedong, old residences of Comrade Zhu De, old comrades of Zhou Enlai, old comrades of Liu Shaoqi, and old comrades of Ren Bishi, all of which have very historical significance. In addition, Zaoyuan is a garden-style revolutionary memorial. The spring, summer, autumn and winter scenery are beautiful, the environment is quiet, and there are a wide variety of flowers and trees growing inside. The buildings are looming and beautiful, and the scenery is beautiful. In 1996, the ceremony of collecting the "fire of the revolution" in the torch relay of the "National College Games" in the "National College Games" was held in Zaoyuan and was one of the important bases for the revolutionary traditional education in China.
Posted: May 22, 2019