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Xiu Shanmen Museum

07-13-2010 07:50 BJT

Chizhou is a cultural city with a history of over one thousand years, and its Xiu shanmen museum displays many aspects of China’s architectural history. Wood, stone, and brick building components are featured and sculpted within the theme of ancient arts. Touring the museum, one can observe the cultural entities that truly shaped China’s history. Buddhist pieces and dragon-shaped wooden roof supports line the museums walls, as well as ancient art pieces that were not destroyed by the Cultural Revolution.

Chizhou is a cultural city with a history of over one thousand years, and its Xiu shanmen museum displays many aspects of China’s architectural history. 
Chizhou is a cultural city with a history of over one thousand years, and 
its Xiu shanmen museum displays many aspects of China’s architectural history.

The sheer intricacy and detail in each of these pieces, particularly the wooden ones, is nothing short of astounding. It must have taken months to carefully sculpt and shave away the wooden chunks chip by chip to get such a beautiful piece.

Xiu Shanmen Museum
Xiu Shanmen Museum

Through all of these works, we can see the Chinese people's living environment at that time. The museum features a man and woman’s contemporary bedroom from that time and the collections are quite extensive, totaling in at over 3,700 pieces.

Xiu Shanmen Museum
Xiu Shanmen Museum

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