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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.
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.
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 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.
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.