"You Li Cheng (羑里城)" Tangyin by l_joo

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ZhouWenWang YouLiCheng《周文王羑里城》is located some 40km south of Anyang city, it is reachable easily by a 6 Yuan local bus.

ZhouWenWang is, one of the most intellectual characters in the history of China, he plays a very important role in the creating of the Book of Changes (YiJing).

Intellectual characters in China with knowledge related to Yijing《易经》are:

1. LaoTzu 2. Zhuge Liang 3. Confucius 4. SunTzu 5. JiangTaiGong

Modern days YouLiCheng is a low-profile and also a non-5-star tourist attraction, most probably because the site is only a historical site without much architectures left. The only historical value here, according to a lady in charge, is the spot where the temple of ZhouWenWang is now built, the spot is a 4000+ years old prison (arguably the first ever prison) and ZhouWenWang was imprisoned right here at many thousand years ago. It was in this prison that he spent time created YiJing the Book of Changes, and that creation has a strong influenced in the philosophy of China. According to YiJing expert, every Chinese persons were influenced by YiJing.

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