Anyang City, a prefecture-level city in the north of Henan Province near the borders to Shanxi Province to the west and Hebei Province to the north, has a history of over 3000 years, and as such is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. It was the site of the city of Yin, the last capital of the ancient Shang (BCE 1700-1027) Dynasty.
Anyang is therefore a must-see for visitors who wish to observe the first-hand relics and remnants from a part of China's earliest historical period.
Anyang's climate is typical continental semi-humid monsoon climate of warm temperate zone. Generally it is mild, and has four distinct seasons, sufficient sunshine and moderate rainfall. It is hot and rainy in summer and cold and dry in winter. The best time to travel to Anyang is spring and autumn, when the weather is pleasant. The annual average temperature is 14 °C (57 °F) with the maximum temperature reaching 41 °C (106 °F) and the minimum temperature -17 °C (1.4 °F). The annual rainfall is 606 mm.