Hubei Jingzhou Museum and Ancient City Wall, China

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Jingzhou Museum and Ancient City Wall

Jingzhou Museum and Ancient City Wall is located at the west gate of Jinsha, Hubei Province, next to Kaiyuan Taoist Temple.

The Museum and Ancient City Wall have been set up for more than 2, 000 years since Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), it's not only a historic places of interest but also a famous scenic area.

Standing beside the Yangtz River, Jinsha, a joint name of Jingzhou and Shashi has been an important military site with Ancient City Wall since Qin Dynasty. There existed the brick city wall in Five Dynasties (906-960AD).

The Ancient City Wall was destroyed and rebuilt for several times during the wars in Song Dynasty (960-1279), Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368) and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). According to the historic records, Jinsha is the existent best-kept ancient city in China because it was rebuilt for several times.

The existent Ancient City Wall was completed rebuilt in 1646, Qing Dynasty, following the design and style of city walls in Ming Dynasty. The Ancient City Wall in Jingsha winds like a huge dragon to Yangtze River.

Jingzhou Museum is a local historic museum with an area of 100, 000 square meters. Now the museum has the departments of archaeology, displaying and cultural relic preservation. The archaeologists in Jinzhou Museum mainly unearth, research and display the ancient cultural relics in Yangtze River area and Han River area.

There is a rich collection of arts and antiques, among which the most famous are the relics in Old Stone Age and New Stone Age, the antiques in East Zhou Dynasty (770BC-256BC) and those of Qin and Han Dynasty.

Which cultural relics are the masterpieces in Jinzhou Museum? They are the jadeware, the pottery carvings from Shijiahe, the silk fabrics and the lacquerware of Chu, a nation in Warring States Period (475BC-221BC).

Did you know the historic changes of Jinsha? Did you view the cultural relics in Jinsha from the Old Stone Age to West Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD)? Why not pay a visit to Jinzhou Museum? You could get some idea about the history of Jinsha by visiting the following galleries, the unearthed cultural relics, the No.168 Han Tomb at Phonetic Mountain, the ancient lacquerware and the ancient silk fabrics.

Now Jingzhou Museum opens all round the year including the holidays and festivals. You surely enjoy visiting Jingzhou Museum and Ancient City Wall, the most 2 well known places of interest in Jinsha. And you also could pay a visit to Jinsha after touring Wuhan along the Yangtze River.