The Royal Mausoleum of Ming comprises a complex of mausoleums for 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). With a total area of about 80 square kilometers, it is about 50 kilometers away from Beijing. It’s construction in 1409 and was complete more than 200 years later when the Ming Dynasty collapsed in 1644.
The Sanxingdui Museum is near an archaeological site that dates to the Neolithic, Shang and Zhou periods. In 1988 this site was declared a National Key Cultural Relics Protected Unit, due to its scope, the wealth of its contents, and the rarity and precious nature of its excavated objects. The site is north of Nanxing Town of Guanghan City in Sichuan Province.
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.
Near Chengdu Old South Gate, beside Wuhou Avenue, there is a complex of ancient buildings surrounded by red walls. Wuhou might be translated as 'Minister of War', and was the title given to Zhuge Liang, a famous military strategist of the Three Kingdoms Period (220-80 AD) immortalised in one of the classics of Chinese literature, The Tale of the Three Kingdoms.
The China Printing Museum is situated at No.25, Xinghua Beilu, Huangcun Town, Daxing District. It covers 3,000 square meters (0.74 acre), with a total exhibition area of 4,600 square meters (1.14 acres). It is the biggest printing museum in the world, divided into four exhibition halls and some specialized exhibition areas. All the halls are distributed over three floors, with a total exhibition area of 3,000 square meters. In the reception area stands a statue of Bi Sheng, inventor of movable-type printing.
Part of the former site of Zhejiang Provincial Museum is the temporary imperial palace in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the famous Wenlan Pavilion (Library of Literary Upsurge) in the south of the Yangtze River. After reconstruction and expansion in 1993, the new Museum, occupying 20,400 square meters, has additional ten halls.
Guangdong Museum of Art is a major cultural establishment in the province and the largest of its kind in China. With a total area of 22,000 square meters and a display area of over 8,000 square meters, this museum consists of 12 halls, in which large scale exhibitions and smaller ones of different themes are held.
The Guangzhou Museum is located in Yuexiu Park within the 14th century Tower Controlling the Sea (zhenhai lou). Each of the 5 stories of the 28 meter (92ft) tower has exhibitions relating to the history of Guangzhou from prehistoric times to the present. The 3rd and 4th floors have some interesting exhibits relating to Guangzhou’s role as a trading center both before and after the Opium Wars (1839-1862).
Guangdong Province Museum is a provincial general museum, founded in 1959 and with a land area of 43,000 square meters. It comprises three major parts: the museum, the relic of first national congress of Kuomintang and Lu Xun Memorial House. As you enter the main door, to the right, you can find an impressive historical exhibition of "Chaozhou wood carving" which is well worth seeing.
Mawangdui (Chinese: 馬(马)王堆; pinyin: Mǎwángduī; literally "King Ma's Mound") is an archaeological site located in Changsha, China. The site consists of two saddle-shaped hills and contained the tombs of three people from the western Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 9 CE): Marquis Li Cang, his wife, and a male believed to have been their son. The site was excavated from 1972 to 1974. Most of the artifacts from Mawangdui are displayed at the Hunan Provincial Museum.
This museum is located in Hunan Province and the tombs and objects that it exhibits date back 2,000 years. Exhibited here are some 3,000 objects from three separate tombs containing the senior Minister of the State of Chu, his wife, and son. It is no exaggeration to say that the Mawangdui Han Tombs is an open book to the glorious West Han Dynasty (206BC-24).
Hong Kong Heritage Museum is a museum of history, art and culture in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, by the Shing Mun River. The museum was built by the Regional Council and opened on 16 December 2000.There are six permanent exhibition galleries for the display of the museum's collections and six thematic galleries for temporary exhibitions.
As a museum of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. Its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. The present Shanghai Museum has eleven galleries and three special temporary exhibition halls.
The Fujian Museum is situated between the picturesque West Lake and Zuohai Park in Fuzhou city.The museum has 160 members of staff and is divided into a total of 15 departments that include: cultural treasure protection, exhibitions and displays, publicity and education, archeological research, works links and exchanges, a nature hall, Jicuiyuan Gallery, security and administrative management and so on.
The museum was created in 1959, and in 1991 some exhibits were moved to a new location. Displays are housed in a structure shaped like a brig (a ship equipped with two full masts), and cover an area of 7,000 sq kilometers (2,703 sq miles). The museum has four exhibition halls: Quanzhou Overseas Communications, Quanzhou Religious Sculpture, Ancient Chinese Sailboats Models, and Quanzhou Customs and Culture.
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