Cultural landmark is a cultural identity of a place. It marks its history and culture. It also represents the spiritual homeland for those who live far away from home.
At present, work on Selection of Hunan Top Ten Cultural Landmarks is in progress. The selection hosted by the Hunan Provincial Department of Culture has attracted much attention of the public. More and more people are visiting and want to know about Hunan’s cultural landmarks. The event will help enhance Huxiang Culture’s influence and popularity.
Qu Yuan Temple in Yueyang City
Zhurong Peak of Mount Hengshan
Based on the promotion plan, representative scenic areas, book stores, theaters, streets, gardens and featured architectures can participate in the selection. They should contain the following three characteristics: profound cultural connotation; wide-ranging influence and recognition; and a rich record of the times.
Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town in Xiangxi Tujia & Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Since the launch of the selection on January 12, there are 85 candidates on the list. It includes historical and cultural landmarks like Yuelu Academy, Yueyang Tower, and Temple of Qu Yuan. Memorial halls such as Former Residence of Mao Zedong and Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and contemporary cultural landmarks including Changsha Binjiang Cultural Park and Liling Ceramics Valley are also on the list.
Liling Ceramics Valley
Two rounds of voting and experts review have been organized. Twenty candidates have been selected for the next round. Based on the scores on the introduction of the candidate, Hunan top ten landmarks in three different categories of history and culture, revolutionary culture, and modern culture will be revealed soon.
Part of the Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town
A Bird’s Eye View of the Ancient Building Complex in Philosopher Zhou Dunyi’s Hometown, Daoxian County
Old Building of the Hunan First Normal University
Former Residence of Revolutionist Xiang Jingyu
Former Residence of Marshal Luo Ronghuan
Former Site Where Troops for the Autumn Harvest Uprising Met
Changsha Binjiang Cultural Park
Translator: Liu Pingbo
Chinese source: hnswht.gov.cn