Yulin was called “Shangjun” in ancient times. It began in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period and flourished during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It was a resident of Yansui Town (also known as Yulin Town), an important town on the nine borders of the late Ming Dynasty. The reputation of “the ancient city of Taichung on the north side of the South Tower and the famous street on the sixth floor” is such a peculiar urban construction, which is rare in this land of China. This is also an important symbol of Yulin becoming a national historical and cultural city.
Yulin, also known as Camel City, is a desert city and an important stronghold on the Silk Road since ancient times.
Yulin is located in the northernmost part of Shaanxi Province, China, at the junction of the Loess Plateau and the Mu Us Sandy Land. It is a transitional area between the Loess Plateau and the Inner Mongolia Plateau. It faces the Yellow River in the east and Shanxi Province across the river, Ningxia and Gansu in the west, Yan’an in the south, and Ordos in the north. It is the junction of the five provinces of Shaanxi, Gansu, Ning, Mongolia and Jin. It has jurisdiction over 2 districts, 1 county-level city and 9 counties, with a permanent population of 3.4178 million (2018).
Yulin is a national historical and cultural city, a national sanitary city, a Chinese caring city, a national new energy demonstration city, a national ecological protection and construction demonstration city, a top 100 competitive city in China, a world cultural heritage Great Wall and the first stop-Zhenbeitai. The ten most promising ancient cities in China-Yulin Ancient City, Hongshi Gorge, Tongwan City Ruins, Yulin Desert National Forest Park, Shimao Ruins, Xifeng Temple and other major attractions.
In December 2018, Yulin City was selected as a city with attractive cultural tourism development potential on the cultural tourism charm list of the “Charming China Town” in 2018.