Attractions

Pagoda in Yán'ān

Bǎo Pagoda

Yán’ān’s most prominent landmark on a hill overlooking town, Bǎo (Treasure) Pagoda dates to the Song dynasty. For an extra ¥10, you can climb the very narrow steps and ladders of the pagoda for an unrestricted view …
Museum in Yán'ān

Yán’ān Revolution Museum

By far the flashest building in town is the Yán’ān 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 one-sided,…
Historic Site in Yán'ān

Yángjiālǐng 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 na…
Park in Yán'ān

Qīngliáng 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 good c…
Historic Site in Yán'ān

Fènghuángshān Revolution Headquarters Site

This was the first site occupied by the communists after their move to Yán’ān, before being abandoned because it was too exposed to enemy aircraft fire. There’s a photo exhibit about Norman Bethune, the Canadian doc…
Historic Site in Yán'ān

Wángjiāpíng Revolution Headquarters Site

During an extended stay, the communist leadership moved around Yán’ān, resulting in numerous former headquarters sites. Adjacent to the Revolution Museum is the last site occupied by the communist leadership in Yán’…
Historic Site in Yán'ān

Zǎoyuán 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 located 4km past the Yáng…