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Changsha Jiandu Museum

Introducing Changsha Jiandu Museum, Changsha Jiandu Museum Guide
Edited by Sharleen

Changsha Jiandu Museum is currently the world's only modern thematic museum which collects, protects, repairs, researches and exhibits bamboo slips, as well as an important cultural attractions in Changsha. The Changsha Jiandu Museum covers an area of 30 acres and the main building has an area of 14,100 square meters, of which 6000 square meters is the exhibition hall and warehouse area of 3,000 square meters.

This Changsha Jiandu Museum, occupying an area of two hectares, houses more than 140,000 bamboo slips and wooden tablets dating back more than 1,700 years ago, which have been unearthed in downtown Changsha since October 1996. The slips and tablets, which were inscribed with feature, recorded in details about the political, economic, military, cultural and geographic information in the ancient Changsha prefecture which was under the rule of Kingdom WU (222 AD-280 AD), according to sources with the local government. Additional, there are also about 3500 pieces of bronze, lacquered wood, paintings, gold and silver and other collection.

Ancient Chinese wrote on either wood tablets or bamboo slips, and paper only began to be used in the late Eastern Han Period (25AD-220 AD). In the ancient Chinese, before the paper was invented paper, books, the main instrument in writing to bamboo, wood texture for the Jane's article, and then binding thread linking, easy to read and save. People with bamboo as the material for Jane to wood as the material for correspondence. Prior to the Qin and Han, Jian Du is the most widely used form of the instrument.

Quick Facts on Changsha Jiandu Museum

Name: Changsha Jiandu Museum
Location: Downtown Changsha
Best Time to Visit: All Year
Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
Admission Fee: Free

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