The production of wild food, pickles, and bacon has always been a piece of cake for ordinary people in Xinyang. For Xinyang, which is surrounded by mountains and waters, and rich in products, there are countless special foods. Nanwan fish, ground pot rice,Grilled fish, jelly jelly, ghee fire, Gushi goose noodles, ravioli, spoon ravioli, hot dry noodles slightly different from Wuhan hot dry noodles, adding chicken soup and other small ingredients and other foods, even if each meal is not the sameCan also eat for months.

2019-12-25 | Authentic scenery |

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Tea tree is another unique existence of Xinyang in Henan. Laminated terraces and misty clouds are the favorite growth conditions of tea trees.

Overlooking Xinyang. Picture / Picture · Creative

Cai Yiming, "Thinking about Tea Culture Tourism in Xinyang"

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Henan city with the least Henan temperament

Xinyang has a long history of tea planting. When Tang Yu wrote the Tea Script, Tangyang had already classified Xinyang as the eight largest tea areas in China-Huainan tea. In the Northern Song Dynasty, Su Dongpo praised Xinyang tea endlessly: "Huainan tea Xinyang first. "

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Xinyang Maojian is the best in Xinyang tea. The leaves are thin, round, light, straight, and a few pieces are thrown into the water. The tea leaves are flipped up and down in the water. The curled leaves gradually stretch, and the clear water becomes a translucent yellow.Green, with a few scent of scent of tea flowing from the mouth of the cup.

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Looking up at Dabie Mountain. Photography / Shi Yaochen


Tea is a necessity for Xinyang people. After a cup of rice, a cup of Xinyang Maojian, such a life is called fulfillment.



Xinyang people have always been contradictory regarding Henan ’s identity.

How contradictory is Xinyang? Contradictions are doubting whether they belong to the south or the north; contradictions are whether they belong to Henan or Hubei; why are they not speaking Henan dialects; contradictions are which are more delicious, rice and pasta.

As the southern gate of Henan, Xinyang never considers itself a northern city, but in the eyes of other southerners, Xinyang, a Henan city, is not so "Southern."

Mall County. Photography / Yan Rongrong

Xinyang is located at the southernmost tip of Henan. Compared with most plain cities in Henan, Xinyang is surrounded by mountains. The Dabie Mountains that stretch from east to west are located in the south of Xinyang and border the precipitous and beautiful Tongbai Mountain in the west. A Huaihe River flows from Tongbai Mountain to the eastPentium miles.

As the boundary between north and south of China's geography, the "Qinling-Huaihe" line clearly arranges the north-south geography of China. The Huaihe River flowing through the northern tip of Xinyang defines the southern "blood" of Xinyang.

Located on the boundary between the north and the south, it is difficult for Xinyang to escape the "transition" destiny of the north-south geography and north-south culture. The transition has the embarrassment of the transition, but it also has the beauty of collision and fusion.

Confidence Yang crosses the Huai River to the north, which is the vast hinterland of the Central Plains, and crosses the Dabie Mountain to the south, it is the rich and beautiful Jianghan Plain. The grandeur of the Yellow River Basin and the gentleness of the southern scenery interweave in Xinyang.

Jigong Mountain. Picture / Visual China

The post between the hills and the plain is a common landform in Xinyang. Starry lakes dot the landscape of Xinyang. The cascading terraces, vertical and horizontal river channels, and lush tea gardens make Xinyang a well-deserved "Northland Jiangnan" in Henan.".

Xinyang never lacks water. The dense and dense water system makes Xinyang quite a bit of a small bridge. The Huai River confidently passes through the north of the Yangtze River, winding 363.5 kilometers in Xinyang. Shihe, Guanhe, Luohe, BailuRivers such as rivers, Huanghe, and Zhuganhe flow from the southwest to the northeast and merge into the Huaihe.

No matter from which point of view, the temperament of Xinyang is far from Henan in general, and many places seem out of place, but this does not affect Xinyang's still being a member of Henan. For the complex feelings of Henan, perhaps Xinyang people themselvescan not say it clearly.

Xinyang is high in the south and high in the north, and it has nothing to do with the Dabie Mountains located on the south side of the urban area. The Dabie Mountains stretching hundreds of miles distinguish the Huaihe River from the Yangtze River Basin. The river on the north side of the foothills flows into the Huaihe River, and the water on the south side of the foothills isOne flowed into the Yangtze River. The north-south monsoon intersects here, and the climate and vegetation of the north and south of the mountain are very different. It is also because of this very different landscape that this mountain has a name in the history books.

It is said that when Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty sacrificed to Tianzhu Mountain of Nanyue, he passed the Dabie Mountain. After climbing the main peak of the Dabie Mountain and admiring the views of the north and south sides, he sighed: "The south of the mountain is full of flowers, and the north of the mountain is snowy.Mountain too! "So called the name of Dabie Mountain.

In the top ten livable cities in the country, Xinyang is listed as the only city in Henan. Of course, this has a considerable relationship with Xinyang's "not south but not north" climate.

Xinyang, as a geographical transition zone, has a mild and humid climate, and rarely has extreme weather conditions. The mountains are high, the water is humid, and the air quality is quite superior. Xinyang can be said to be a "lung-washing holy place" for Henanns.

Xiangshan Lake National Water Conservancy Scenic Area. Photography / Shi Yaochen

The "Jingfenyuchu, the Three Rivers" Jigong Mountain is a branch of the Dabie Mountain. It was "watched" by people from all walks of life in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China, and became a priority place to stay away from summer heat. The United States, Britain, Japan, Russia,Villas and houses in 23 countries, including France, are vying to stand on the Jigong Mountain in Xinyang. Today, the Jigong Mountain in Xinyang is still one of the four major summer resorts in China.

Cities near the borders of the three provinces all have a kind of identity obstacle. This is particularly evident in Xinyang.

Xinyang can be described as a thoroughfare between the three provinces, located at the junction of the three provinces of Henan, Hubei, and Anhui. There are three different types of cultural systems: Central Plains culture, Chu culture, and Wuyue culture. You come and go in Xinyang. Because Chu culture has a strong momentum, it will be in the spring and autumnIt has occupied the mainstream in Xinyang. Today, many Xinyang people still believe that they belong to the Chu cultural system.

Of course, Xinyang was not named Chu in the early days. Back to the Warring States Period, the mainstream culture of Xinyang had always been the Central Plains culture.

Luoshan Shadow Play. Photo / Visual China

Xi Zhou period, Xinyang, Shen, Xi, Xian, Huang, Jiang, Jiang and other small vassal states were distributed in the territory. Each vassal state arched and defended the Central Plains and was divided by the Central Plains regime. As the southern edge of the Central Plains regime, Xinyang became a Confucius tour nationsEnd point.

During the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, the King of Chu implemented the rule of culture, defeated the Jin Dynasty, and dominated the country in one fell swoop. With the rise of the Chu Kingdom, Chu culture became a highly developed cultural system.

At this time, the largest princely state in Xinyang now Xinyang County has been captured by Chu, and Chu culture has naturally become the new master of Xinyang.

Xin County-Jinghuolong. Photography / YAN Rongrong

Of course, a figurative country can perish and it is never easy to make a cultural form disappear. For a long time, the Central Plains culture and the Chu culture have gone hand in hand in Xinyang. Therefore, Xinyang has always said "Yufeng Chuyun".

Everyone wants to win the Central Plains in the era of herdsmen fighting. With the Wu Chu battle, Wu Yue culture also came to Xinyang, becoming the third existence outside the Central Plains culture and Chu culture.

In 221 BC, the Qin Kingdom unified the six nations, and the era of hegemony and battle for hegemony came to an end. At this time, Chu culture had occupied Xinyang's mainstream status, but during the period of 2,000 years of unification, no matter how the administrative division changed, Xinyang is mostly under the jurisdiction of Henan.

Yan Guosheng, whether a culture has come, there are always some traces to follow. The bronze excavation site of the Western Zhou Dynasty, Luohe Port, Xinyang, the tomb of Mrs. Guangshan Huang, the tomb of Changchu Guanchu, and the tomb of Mrs. Gushi Wuzi.The batch of ancient tombs, the unearthed bronze objects and the inscriptions on them are the marks left by the three cultures in Xinyang.

Gu Village Ding Liwan, the opera singer attracted onlookers. Photography / Yan Rongrong

For thousands of years, the inclusive and open Central Plains culture, the romantic and elegant Chu culture, and the pragmatic and progressive Wu Yue culture have been interwoven and fused in Xinyang, and have jointly shaped the unique temperament of Xinyang.

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"Chao Zhao Chu" copper horn wine vessel, Western Zhou Dynasty 1046-BC 771, unearthed in Luohe Port, Xinyang City, 1986. Photo / Visual China

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Xinyang, one of the top ten livable cities in China, the air is humid and clear, and nourishment of Nanwan Lake is inevitable. The 75 square kilometers of Nanwan Lake is located in the southwest of Xinyang City. The lake is clear and clean.

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Xinyang dialect is the result of a mixed mix of dialects from multiple regions. It does not speak the common dialects in Henan, but it also makes Xinyang different.

At the same time as the green Nanwan Lake is dressed up for Xinyang City, it presents a unique flavor to the people of Xinyang-Nanwan fish. Good water to raise good fish. Nanwan fish from the "Pearl of South Henan" Nanwan Lake,The meat is fresh and delicate, and it is delicious. e-mail: