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Changsha ancient city wall site museum to be built

Source:Hunan Daily
Updated:2022-03-18 09:09:11

A rendering of the Changsha Ancient City Wall Site Museum on Chaozong Street, Changsha.

On the basement level 1 of Block C1 of Kaifu Wanda Plaza, there is a section of an ancient city wall surrounded and protected by glass guardrails. In 2011, at the construction site of Kaifu Wanda Plaza, the ruins of the ancient city wall were discovered, revealing the vicissitudes of Changsha for thousands of years. From the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, the profound history was hidden in the remaining bricks.

Cultural relic experts believe that this is the only ancient city wall discovered in China that had been repaired and overlaid in successive dynasties. It is unprecedented in the history of Chinese cities and serves as a physical “textbook” for studying the evolution of Changsha.

The site of the ancient city wall, which is located on Chaozong Street, Changsha, was included in the 11th group of cultural sites under provincial-level protection last year. It has since drawn high attention for its protection and inheritance.

The Bureau of Culture, Tourism and Sports of Kaifu District announced on March 13 that, the district government will build a museum at the site of the ancient city wall this year. The project plan has been submitted to superior departments for approval, and an expert review meeting will be held soon.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen