The hometown of the yellow emperor was the place where he was born, grew up and established his capital. It is located in xinzheng, 40 kilometers south of zhengzhou. In the han dynasty, xuanyuan temple was built here to commemorate the yellow emperor. After more than two thousand years of deterioration and restoration, the present yellow emperor hometown scenic spot came into being. Now it is the most important place for Chinese at home and abroad to worship their ancestors.
The yellow emperor is the mysterious ancestor of all Chinese. The yellow emperor is considered to be the first person to unify the Chinese nation and the forerunner of the ancient civilization of the Chinese nation. He is said to have invented the southward carriage, boat, clothes and hat. He also created writing, the Chinese calendar, music, and taught his people how to build homes, tame wildlife, and grow grain.
Huangdi hometown is divided into ancestor worship area, xuanyuan temple and Chinese surname square. In the ancestor worship area, the yellow emperor memorial hall stands the statue of the yellow emperor; In the main hall of xuanyuan temple, there is a golden statue of the yellow emperor in the middle ages. The east hall has the statue of emperor leizu, and the west hall has the statue of emperor momo. You can burn incense here and keep your fingers crossed. Xuanyuan bridge is an important part of xuanyuan temple.
China’s surname square is carved with more than 4,600 surnames with abstract patterns of auspicious clouds. At the center of the Chinese surname square is the yellow emperor treasure tripod. At 6.99 meters (22.93 feet) tall, 2.8 meters (9.2 feet) deep, 4.7 meters (5.1 yards) in diameter, and weighing 24 tons, the tripod is the largest in the world. Its feet are in the shape of a bear, because “bear” means “bear”. Its belly is decorated with patterns of Kowloon, fireball and water, meaning to pray for good weather, crops and stability in the country.
Ancestor worship ceremony is a very special folk cultural activities, every year on the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month – the birthday of the yellow emperor. On that day, people wear clothes bearing their surnames to worship their ancestors. There are nine items on the agenda, including a 21-gun salute, gift of flower baskets, cleaning hands, burning incense, worshiping gods, chanting sutras, chanting hymns, religious dances, blessing the Chinese nation and finally blessing the unity of heaven and man.