Waterfall in Yan'an

Hukou Waterfall

The largest waterfall on the Yellow River (黄河; Huánghé) and the second largest waterfall in China (only the Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou province is bigger), Hukou Waterfall is sometimes associated with...

Pagoda in Yan'an

Bao Pagoda

Yan'an’s most prominent landmark on a hill overlooking town, Bao (Treasure) Pagoda dates from the Song dynasty. For an extra ¥10, you can climb the very narrow steps and ladders of the pagoda for unrestricted...

Museum in Yan'an

Yan'an Revolution Museum

By far the flashest building in town is the Yan'an Revolutionary Memorial Hall (延安革命纪念馆, Yán’ān Gémìng Jìniànguǎn), fronted by a statue of Mao and housing this museum. It offers an excellent, if obviously...

Historic Site in Yan'an

Yangjialing Revolution Headquarters Site

Perhaps the most interesting of the revolutionary sites and located 3km northwest of the town centre, you can see the assembly hall here where the first central committee meetings were held, including the seventh...

Park in Yan'an

Qingliang Mountain

This was the birthplace of the CCP propaganda machine: Xinhua News Agency and the Liberation Daily started life here when the place was known as ‘Information Mountain’. Now, it’s a pleasant hillside park with...

Historic Site in Yan'an

Wangjiaping Revolution Headquarters Site

During an extended stay, the communist leadership moved around Yan'an, resulting in numerous former headquarters sites. Adjacent to the Revolution Museum is the last site occupied by the communist leadership in...

Historic Site in Yan'an

Fenghuangshan Revolution Headquarters Site

This was the first site occupied by the communists after their move to Yan'an (Mao Zedong lived here from 1937 to 1938), before being abandoned because it was too exposed to enemy aircraft fire. There’s a photo...

Historic Site in Yan'an

Zaoyuan Revolution Headquarters Site

The communist leadership took refuge here between 1943 and 1947, on land allocated by a wealthy merchant. The leafy grounds are perhaps the most attractive of the revolutionary sites. It is 4km past the...