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Nanyang

Nanyang is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Henan Province, China. The city with the largest area of administration in Henan, Nanyang borders Xinyang to the southeast, Zhumadian to the east, Pingdingshan to the northeast, Luoyang to the north, Sanmenxia to the northwest, the province of Shaanxi to the west, and the province of Hubei to the south.

Dinosaur egg fossils have been discovered in the Nanyang Basin. Nanyang: Nan-South, Yang-sun (the south side of a mountain, or the north side of a river, which in Chinese is called Yang meaning "sunny"). Wan is the abbreviation of Nanyang. Nanyang was known as Wancheng (meaning "Wan City") in ancient times.

Geography and Climate
To the north of the town, there is a mountain called Dushan(meanning Lonely Hill in Chinese), which is famous for its jade. The Dushan Jade is one of the four famous jades in China, which is very rare nowadays.

The climate is comfortable, and the whole of Nanyang is surrounded by mountains where cattle are raised. The fields are fertile and the agriculture is well-developed. To the southwest is Neixiang County with the newly developing Baotianman Biosphere Reserve-an area of extremely high biodiversity in China, with 65 rare and endangered species. A new Visitor Centre in Neixiang County chronicles the natural history of the area and is well worth visiting.

Culture
Henan dialect, with easily identifiable stereotypical features. Its local dialect is known as Nanyang Hua, spoken by about 15 million people around the area. Wan Opera - It is the local form of Chinese opera.

Famous persons of Nanyang
Zhang Heng, Eastern Han Dynasty astronomer, mathematician and inventor of the first seismometer in history.
Zhang Zhongjing, late Eastern Han Dynasty physician and pharmacist.
Zhuge Liang, renowned advisor to Liu Bei and the first chancellor of the Kingdom of Shu during the Three Kingdoms era.
Gan Ning, general of Wu during the Three Kingdoms, born in Nanyang.
Han Yu, Tang Dynasty poet.
Huang Zhong a leading military general of the Kingdom of Shu ruled by Liu Bei during the Three Kingdoms era, was one of the Five Tiger Generals of Shu.

Famous persons of Nanyang, modern times
Er Yuehe, Feng Youlan, Peng Xuefeng, Yao Xueyin, Ding Shengshu, Wang Yongmin

Tourism
Nanyang is a famous tourism city in China, which has a long history and beautiful sights.
Within the Nanyang City area
Temples, cathedrals, and mosques
Nanyang Zhuge Liang Hut Temple
Nanyang Mansion (Ming & Qing Dynasty)
Temple of holy doctor Zhang Zhongjing
Zhang Heng's Grave( Han Dynasty)

Sights
Baihe River
Dushan Hill
Temples, cathedrals, and mosques
Neixiang County Mansion(Ming & Qing Dynasty)
Sheqi Meeting Place(Qing Dynasty)
Dengzhou Huazhou College
Funiu Shan World Geology Park
Danjiangkou Reservoir
Tongbai Water-Curtain Cave Temple
Shiren Shan(Stoneman in Chinese) Mountain

Shopping Places
Meixilu Walking and Shopping Road
Bayi Walking and Shoping Road(Under construction)
Nanyang Emporium
Nanyang Xinhua Commercial City(Will be move out)
Datton Mall
Dannisi Underground Shopping Mall

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