The Museum of Yin Ruins in Anyang

The Museum of Yin Ruins

Yinxu Museum is the Silhouette of the Shang Dynasty, located in Anyang, Central China’s Henan province. Yinxu Museum is the only professional and systematic underground museum in China. With nearly 600 relics and heritages of great historic and appreciated value finds relating to the Shang Dynasty continuing to be found in the region. The Ruins of Yin were listed as a World Cultural Heritage in 2006.

Main Attractions of The Museum of Yin Ruins

The Museum of Yin Ruins is named after the ancient city of Yin, the last capital of the Shang Dynasty, China’s first recorded dynasty, which was in Anyang. The Ruins of Yin is famous for the discovery of oracle bones and script. Yinxu Museum is divided into 5 parts, including the Dayong Shang Exhibition Hall, Bronze Vessels Exhibition Hall, Jade Exhibition Hall, Inscriptions on Oracles Exhibition Hall and the Special Exhibition Hall. The 10 year excavation contributed to tens of thousands of antiques, including pottery, bronzeware, stone tools, bone tools, corner teeth and 24,918 pieces of oracle bones, all of which have made great contributions to Chinese archaeology.

How to Get to The Museum of Yin Ruins?

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If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to The Museum of Yin Ruins with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel

The public transportation in the city is developed, and there are many bus lines directly leading to the tourist attractions.

Useful Travel Tips


Anyang City is an area where ethnic minorities live in a mixed and scattered way. There are 42 ethnic groups in Anyang City. Tourists need to respect the customs and habits of local ethnic groups.

Best Time to Visit

Spring and Autumn.

Ticket Price

Free Tickets:

① Children below 1.2 meters;

② Those aged 70 or above with valid certificate.

Half Price:

① The elderly between the ages of 60 and 69;

② Full-time students with registered student ID card.

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Edited by Winnie/张赢