Yellow River, the second longest river in China ranks as the fifth longest river in the world. Due to the enormous impact it has brought to chinese civilization through ages, Yellow River is considered as the major birthplace of Chinese people, known as the “Mother River of China”.
Luo River, has a prominent place in Chinese history. “Hetu and Luoshu”, establishes the link between Luo River and ancient words.Thus the prehistoric ignorance of is connected to modern civilization.
Heluo Confluence, is a natural phenomenon. Luo River’s water is clear while Yellow River is turbid. The confluence of two rivers forming a huge vortex that clear and muddy water mingled and changed with each other.
According to the legend, this is the place where Hetu and Luoshu appeared, Fuxi realized Tai chi and created the Eight Diagrams. Yi·Xici records: “A plotting from Yellow River, a book from Luo River, so as the saint.” Our ancestor Fuxi observed was inspired by Heluo Confluence, therefore created The Book of Changes. Tai Chi culture found its root since then. That’s why it’s widely known as “Tai Chi Culture Comes from Heluo Area.”
Since ancient times, Heluo Confluence was flowing with the blood of Tai Chi culture, contacting with the pulse of Heluo culture, concluding with the cultural root of Central Plains, and containing the soul of Chinese culture. She is the pubic region of Chinese nation culture! According to historical records, When emperors Huang Di, Yao Di, Yu, Tang ascended the throne, they all held some heven-worshipping ceremonies at Heluo.
Wen County is located in Heluo Confluence, the core area of Heluo culture.
Wen County is one of the earliest settlements of human activities, and dozens of Yangshao and Longshan cultural sites still remain. In Xia Dynasty, this land was called Wen State; in Shang Dynasty, the fourteenth emperor Zuyi moved his capital to Xing and became prosperous; at the beginning of Zhou Dynasty, big Sikou Su Fensheng conferred Su upon Wen, as the first of twelve counties which conferred upon by Su. Salt and Iron Theory records: From Warring States to Qin and Han dynasties, Wen County has known as the famous capital for its being rich.
Wen County is a remarkable place with its outstanding people. Its geographical position is superior, Mang Mountain and the Yellow River in the south serve as the natural barriers, Taihang natural moat embraces the north. It is the important route connecting Shanxi, Hebei, Shandong and Henan.Yellow River Highway Bridge in Jiaozuoand Lianhuo expressway are connected, Jiaowen highway is running north and south, other roads are extending in all directions. National key projects West-East Natural Gas Transmission Project and South-to-North Water Diversion are passing through Wen County. It is about 40-60 kilometers away from Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Jiaozuo. It has Yellow River in the south, Qin water in the north, Wuzhi County in the east, Mengzhou City in the west, northwest borders on Qinyang city. It’s part of Yellow River and Qin River’s alluvial plain.
Wen County is the hometown of Yu's designated successor Tan Boyi; it is also the hometown of Bu Zixia, one of Confucius ten excellent students in Spring and Autumn Period. Other famous histical figures were also born here, such as Sima Yi, Guo Xi and so on.
Wen County is one place that good products from the earth are nature's treasures. It covers an area of 462 square kilometers with 10 townships and 262 administrative villages. Its population is 446000. Wen County is in the north latitude 34° 52'- 35 °02', east longitude 112° 51'- 113 °13'. Its climate is typical warm temperate continental monsoon with four distinct seasons. The sufficient sunshine and fertile land provides favouable natural conditions for varieties of crops. The annual average temperature is 14.3° C, annual rainfall totals 552.4 mm and rost-free period lasts for 241 days throughout the year. Southern area of Wen County is the flood area along Yellow River, northern area is low hilly plain. Wen County is agriculturally advanced, producing large quanitity of wheat and corn. It is also the source area of Four Huai Medicines (Yam, Rehmannia, Chrysanthemum, Radix Achyranthis and Bidentatae).