Introduction to Dengfeng Observatory

Dengfeng Observatory is located in Gaocheng Town which is 11 kilometers southeast of Dengfeng, Henan Province. Most of the buildings in the scenic area were built around the center. The periphery of the scenic area is an ecological culture park comprised of green belts, astronomical instruments, cultural attractions, and roads.

The ancient observatory is more than 700 years old and has been damaged many times. This scenic area is a base for astronomical popularization, study tours, and patriotism education, and is also a good place for tourists from home and abroad to learn traditional Chinese culture.

On August 1, 2010, the observatory was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On November 30, 2016, the 24 solar terms brought about by this observatory and Zhougong Observatory have been registered on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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