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Tanheli Archaeological Park opens in Changsha

Updated: 2017-05-26

 

The Tanheli National Archaeological Park in Changsha, Hunan province, is set to open to the public on a trial basis in early June. Visitors are free to visit the park by registering with their ID cards.

 

The park, covering a total area of 800 mu (53.33 hectares), is home to three main areas—the Bronze Culture Museum, the City Wall Ruins and the Ruins Protection and Exhibition Center.

 

Tanheli Ruins is located in the Huangcai township of Ningxiang county. With 2,000 cultural relics from the Western Zhou Dynasties (c. 11th century-771 BC), particularly the "Four Sheep Statue", the ruins have been acclaimed as the "Center of Bronze Culture in South China".

 

The Bronze Culture Museum consists of three floors and first opened to public on Sept 30, 2016, with more than 1,000 bronze artifacts on display. Statistics reveal that the museum has welcomed over 600,000 visitors since it opened.

 

 The City Wall Ruins is a combination of various ancient recreational sites, including an ancient courier route, an ancient city wall and a worshiping terrace, showcasing the mystery and charm of Western Zhou culture.

 

The Ruins Protection and Exhibition Center is currently under construction and will provide overall protection support to the city wall, trench and the other sites.

 

 

Tanheli National Archaeological Site Park in Changsha. [Photo by Zou Lin/icswb.com]

 

Source:Changsha Evening News