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What’s in the Phoenix Ancient City Museum, China

The Phoenix Ancient Town (Private) Museum is located at the gate of Fenghuang Ancient Town, and its curator is Lei Yutian. Located in the century-old house of the original Chen Baozhen family, covering an area of ​​more than 1,600 square meters, it is a cultural carrier integrating the three major carriers of the Phoenix Ancient City Museum, the Chen Baozhen Family and the Leiyutian Art Museum.

The Phoenix Ancient City Museum will become another landscape of the humanistic landscape of Phoenix County, providing an important display platform for foreign exchanges and communicating cross-strait culture. It will definitely have an important impact on the promotion of Phoenix’s history and culture and will also add advantages to the five declarations of Phoenix County , Play a role in promoting the building of a strong tourism economy county.

The family of Chen Baozhen in the Phoenix Ancient City Museum is located in the Phoenix Ancient City, which is another cultural landscape of the ancient city of Phoenix. The scope of the museum site is part of the Taoist Yamen in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, where Chen Baozhen lived in the three generations.

The Chen Baozhen Family Museum of the Phoenix Ancient City Museum also displays family historical and cultural heritage, relics, photos, pictures, materials, writings, documents, etc. donated by Chen Baozhen’s descendants to the museum. It shows people the indissoluble bond between the sages and the Phoenix and their brilliant life.

There are more than 500 kinds of ore specimens and paleontological fossils hundreds of millions of years ago on display in the museum. The Phoenix National Geopark is fully displayed through the three-dimensional sand table combined with Chinese and English translation using modern high-tech technologies such as electricity, light, and sound. Geological landforms vividly and vividly show and recreate the entire process of earth evolution, rock formation evolution, and biological evolution.

Collection of cultural relics
On display are the family relics, photos, pictures and other precious historical materials donated by the descendants of Chen Baozhen to the museum, as well as the “Lunyin Sealing Imperial Edict Tablet” gifted by Emperor Tongzhi of the Qing Dynasty, and the wolf skin used by Chen Baozhen on the parade gifted by Emperor Guangxu of Qing Dynasty. Sit on the mattress. In the museum, more than 500 ore specimens and paleontological fossils dating back hundreds of millions of years are also displayed.

When visiting the museum, you can also see the works of the founder of the museum, Mr. Lei Yutian, “Small Scenery of Phoenix City” and “Spring Festival”.

The curator of the Phoenix Ancient City Museum, Mr. Lei, is a folk collector and artist. He raised funds to restore the former residence of Chen Baozhen, fully displaying the life remains of Chen Baozhen’s family and their deep relationship with the ancient city of Phoenix; he built the Ancient City Museum to focus on displaying his collection Artworks and cultural relics, antiques. The word “Lei” was split into two words “Yutian”, and Mr. Lei was also known as the curator of “Yutian”.

Chen Baozhen
Chen Baozhen, a heavy minister in the late Qing Dynasty, was greatly appreciated by Zeng Guofan. He was a reformer of Zhejiang/Hubei press envoy, Zhili chief envoy, military minister, Hunan governor, etc., and was called the “New Deal important minister” by Emperor Guangxu. He was the backbone of the famous reformist in the late Qing Dynasty, and the only local governor tended to “reform reform.” “The real power man.

Visit information
Address: No. 22, Menkou Center, Zhongxin Road, Fenghuang County (in the ancient city), Xiangxi Prefecture (about 150 meters north of Shen Congwen’s former residence).

Opening hours: 7:30-18:00.

Ticket information: charged separately.

Phoenix Ancient Town
Fenghuang Ancient City is located in the southwest of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hunan Province, with a total land area of ​​about 10 square kilometers. At the end of 2010, it has a population of about 50,000, composed of 28 ethnic groups including Miao, Han, and Tujia, and is a typical ethnic minority settlement.

The ancient city of Phoenix was built in the 35th year of Jiajing in the Ming Dynasty (1556). The ancient city of Phoenix is ​​adjacent to the Dehang Miao Village in Jishou, Mengdong River in Yongshun, and Fanjing Mountain in Guizhou. It is the only way between Huaihua, Jishou and Tongren in Guizhou.

The ancient city of Phoenix is ​​one of the top ten cultural heritages in Hunan. It was once praised by New Zealand writer Louis Alley as the most beautiful town in China. It is comparable to the ancient city of Lijiang in Yunnan and the ancient city of Pingyao in Shanxi. It enjoys the name of “North Pingyao, South Phoenix” and is a national Historical and cultural city.

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