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Also known as Tuocheng, Yulin lies in the northernmost on Shaanxi Province and the junction of the Loess Plateau and the Mu Us Desert. It has a vast land with various forms, such as mountains, rivers and deserts. Areas along the Great Wall have green grasses, a network of terraced fields, plenty of fruit and groups of oxen and goats, thus got the fame of the South Beauty Beyond the Great Wall. With sounds of the waves of the Yellow River, the Shanxi-Shaanxi Valley forms colorful but unique scenes.

Yulin enjoys a long history and a rich reserve of tourist resources. The relics of the Yangshao and Longshan Cultures that date back to 6,000 years ago are located along the two banks of the Wuding River. The Yulin section of the Great Wall zigzags over 700 kilometers. The Zhenbei Tower on the north of the city is the biggest beacon tower on the Great Wall. Yangjia Town in Shenmu County was Gulin Prefecture in ancient times, which was garrisoned by the warriors of the Yang Family. Panlong Mountain in Mizhi County was once the temporary residence for Li Zicheng, the great uprising leader. In Yulin, one can also find Tongwan City, the Baiyunshan Temple in Jiaxian County, Erlang Mountain in Shenmu County, the relics of the Ancient Yulin City, the stone carving in the Hongshi Valley and the Alkaline Land in Shenmu County.

Yulin is an indispensable component of the Shaangxi, Gansu and Ningxia Revolutionary Base. A lot of revolutionists, such as Mao Zedong, Zhou, Enlai, Peng Dehuai, Liu Zhidan and Xie Zichang, have worked and fought here.

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