Xuchang City has a long history and locates in the central part of Henan Province. It is one of the important birthplaces of Chinese nation and an inspiring place producing outstanding people.
In ancient time, people of Xuyou Tribe lived and multiplied on this land, so it was named as “Xu”. In the eighth century BC, Zhou Dynasty established State Xu on this land and appointed Wenshu as the governor. In the year 221 AD, Emperor Wei Wen (Cao Pi) overthrew the Han dynasty and established Wei Empire in Xu County and renamed it as Xuchang City, which is still been used today.
Xuchang City has perfect geographical location and convenient transportation. Beijing-Guangzhou Railway runs through it from south to north and Yuzhou-Handan Railway from east to west. Besides, Beijing-Shenzhen National Highway joins Xuzhou-Xi’an National Highway here. The Zhengzhou-Xucahng Line of Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway has been put into use. Xuchang City has a convenient land transportation network with national highways, provincial highways, and county and township roads joining together. Xuchang adjoins Zhoukou City in the east, Pinding Mountain City in the west, Luohe City in the south and is 87 km away from Zhengzhou City (the provincial capital of Henan) in the north.
Xuchang Traveling Resources
Xuchang City has rich traveling resources, among which relics of Three Kingdoms Period (especially Han Dynasty and State Wei) are most famous. The tourist attractions include the Site of the Ancient Xuchang City, Baling Bridge where Guan Yu accepted Cao Cao’s present (a warrior gown) with a long sword while on the horseback, Spring and Autumn Pavilion where Guan Yu stayed up late to study, Deer Hunting Platform of Cao Cao, Military Exercise Field of Cao Cao, Platform of Abdication where Emperor Xiandi of Han Dynasty abdicated the throne to Cao Pi (the son of Cao Cao), Tomb of Huatuo ( a ancient famous doctor), Gujun Platform where Xia Qi (the second emperor of Xia Dynasty) informed the public that the royal authority would only be handed down to his own offspring, Suo Jiao Well where Emperor Yu chained a dragon under the bottom, Homesick Platform of Guanying (a famous person of West Han Dynasty, and so on.