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New museums highlight old neighborhood in Fuzhou

05-14-2012 10:19 BJT

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The downtown section of Fuzhou city has kept its original flavor, just as it was centuries ago, despite the rest of the city seeing an explosion in skyscrapers, dotting the city's skyline.

Sanfang Qixiang" or "three lanes and seven alleys" encloses a neighborhood of some 160 well-preserved ancient residencies, covering an area equal to 56 football pitches. Now two new museums have been opened to the public in the old dwellings, encouraging passer-by to explore history.

One museum is focused on displaying China's traditional musical instruments and porcelain. Over 300 antiques provide a detailed summary of porcelain dating from two thousand years ago to the early 20th century.

The other newly-opened museum is dedicated to rarely-seen ancient furniture made with a kind of precious wood only grown in China known as "Phoebe bournei". The natural material is widely used in furniture because its density, special fragrance and the hidden lines which look like golden thread when viewed in strong sunshine.

The downtown section of Fuzhou city has kept its original flavor,
just as it was centuries ago, despite the rest of the city seeing
an explosion in skyscrapers, dotting the city's skyline.

The downtown section of Fuzhou city has kept its original flavor, just as it was
centuries ago, despite the rest of the city seeing an explosion in skyscrapers,
dotting the city's skyline.

The downtown section of Fuzhou city has kept its original flavor, just as it was
centuries ago, despite the rest of the city seeing an explosion in skyscrapers,
dotting the city's skyline.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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