Thousand-island Lake

On September 6, 2011, in Hangzhou, Islands, Lakes, More Cities, Mountain Areas, Tours, by Jack Li

Thousand-island Lake is situated in the Chunan County of Zhengjiang Province. The lake is called Thousand-island Lake, because there are 1078 islands in total in the lake. It is 129 kilometers far from Hangzhou and 140 kilometers far from Huang Mountain. It is a pearl on the golden tour line, which includes Hangzhou, Thousand-island Lake […]

The Ancient Han Palace Travel Tips

On July 21, 2011, in Hangzhou, Historical Relics, Palaces, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Ancient Han Palace, also known as the museum of Hanzhong, is located in the inner city of Hanzhong. It served as Liu Bang’s outer palace when he carried the title of Prince of Han. In the 20th century, the museum was built at the site of the palace. It is a must-see attraction in […]

Stone Gate Thirteen Inscriptions Showroom

On July 21, 2011, in Hangzhou, Historical Relics, More Cities, by Jack Li

Stone Gate Thirteen Inscriptions Showroom exhibits thirteen inscriptions on precipices from past dynasties. Stone Gate, or Stone Gate tunnel, stands at the east end of Baoxie plank road, marking the mouth of the thin path at the edge of the cliff. Since ancient times, officials, merchants and intellectuals have been amazed by this manmade wonder […]

Riverview Pavilion

On July 21, 2011, in Hangzhou, Historical Relics, More Cities, by Jack Li

Riverview Pavilion is a three-story building built in traditional Han style. The roof proudly displays four sky-high ridges, and the terraces are decorated with carved beams and painted rafters. A golden plaque inscribed by Shu Tong, a famous calligrapher, enhances the antiquity and delicacy of the building. The first and second floors of the pavilion […]

The Museum of Hanzhong

On July 21, 2011, in Hangzhou, Historical Relics, Museums, by Jack Li

The Museum of Hanzhong, opened as a public museum on November 9, 1958, is a comprehensive museum of local history among the Ten Museums of Shaanxi Province. All together the museum houses 12,000 items: 537 top rank items, 46 first class items, 85 second class items and 406 third class items. The most famous collections […]

The Ancient Han Palace

On July 21, 2011, in Hangzhou, Historical Relics, More Cities, Palaces, by Jack Li

Built in the time of Chu Han Contention, the Ancient Han Palace in the city centre of Hanzhong, Shaanxi Province covers an area of about 8,000 m2. The platform of the palace has three levels, totaling a height of seven meters.  Emperor Liu Bang fortuitously stationed his military forces in Hanzhong and ended up winning […]

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