Yaoshan Site, about five kilometers northeast to the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City and as a vital part of it, opened to the public on Sept. 29th.
Located at Anxi Village of Hangzhou's Yuhang District, the site consists of three Mountains, namely, Yaoshan, Fenghuangshan and Mantoushan.
The site is believed to have been built on the hills somewhere around 3,300 BC, featuring the integration of an altar and tombs from the early Liangzhu culture. Its core area sees a sacrificial altar and 12 high-grade tombs. The 12 tombs were built over the altar and appear to be a red square platform after restoration. Archaeologists believe that the Yaoshan ruins might be built even earlier than the ruins of Liangzhu city.
Tourism facilities, including a tourist center, a service center, and viewing platforms, have been built around the park. Visitors can climb onto the platforms and observe the ruins at close range through the glass wall.
During the opening test period, the park opens to the public from 9 am to 5 pm every day with free admissions. The number of visitors is limited to 1,000 per day by making reservations online.
The Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019 as a sacred place showcasing the 5,000 years-long history of Chinese civilization.