Culture of Two Han Dynasties

Culture of Two Han Dynasties

Xuzhou, the hometown of Liu Bang, GAOzu Emperor of Han Dyansty, was also where he achieved success. After April, 206 B.C. when Xiang Yu entitled Liu Bang as King Han, and four years of Chu-Han War, Liu Bang ascended to the throne in Dingtao in October, 202 B.C., who first had Luoyang as his capital and then moved to Chang’an. At that time, the powerful Han Dynasty echoed each other with the ancient Rome Empire in the west and became the most powerful empire in the world.

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During the 400 years of the two Han Dynasties, there were in all 13 Kings of Chu and 5 Kings of Pengcheng in Xuzhou, so there should be 18 royal tombs. In fact, there were more than it. In the Eastern Han, there was a Xiapi Kingdom subordinate to the present Xuzhou Administration Area, where there were four Kings of Xiapi in succession. These royal tombs were as splendid as underground palaces, where the treasures kings appreciated during their lifetime and savings of national treasury were buried. Therefore, Xuzhou is especially abundant in historical and cultural relics, especially the three wonders of ancient cultural relics, namely, Han Tombs, Han Terracotta Warriors and Han relief stone sculptures, among which Han Tombs rank first.Thus, since ancient times, there is a saying goes among the people, “Xi’an represents the culture of Qin abd Tang Dynasties, Beijing represents the culture of Ming and Qing Dynasties and Xuzhou represents the culture of two Han Dynasties.”

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Therefore, traveling to Xuzhou, you should first personally appreciate the long history of cultures of two Han Dynasties and witness the abundant historical legacies left by the kings of two Han Dynasties.

Scenic Spot

  • Han Culture Plaza

    Wide as about 90 meters from south to north, the plaza covers an area of 18,000 square meters, adopting the regular and solemn pattern of medial axis and symmetry. Its spatial orientation has east-west as the trend, along which such scenic spots as entrance plaza, Sinan (the ancient compass), chronicle of events in two Han Dynasties, History and Culture Gallery and Piyong Square are arranged in se…
  • Han Culture Scenic Spot in Xuzhou

    To appreciate the essence of cultures of two Han Dynasties in Xuzhou, you must visit the Han Culture Scenic Spot, which covers an area of 1,400 mu. The core area consists of essential scenic spots of two Han Dynasties, like King Chu Tomb in Lion Mountain, Han Terracotta Warriors Museum, Han Culture Exchange center (demonstrating the arts of Han relief stone sculptures), Liu’s Ancestral Hall, Zhu…
  • Han Mausoleum of Turtle Mountain

    Another place embodying cultures of two Han Dynasties is Han Mausoleum of Turtle Mountain, located in Gulou District, Xuzhou City and adjacent to the Ancient Battlefield of Jiuli Mountain known far and near, with the ancient Yellow River meandering before the mountain. In the scenic spot, there are Han Mausoleum of Turtle Mountain, Museum of Imperial Edicts and Dianshiyuan Stone Carving Museum,  …
  • Xuzhou Han Stone Art Museum

    Xuzhou Han Stone Museum of art is located in the beautiful scenery of the Yunlong mountain in Shanxi, is a special museum collection, collection, research, Chen Liehan portrait stone, for the second National Museum, national AAAA level scenic spots. Its predecessor was established in 1956, "Jiangsu Province Xuzhou Han stone carvings like stone care group", 1959 to Jiangsu Province Xuzhou Han stone…