|What is the essence of Anhui tour? The answer is Huizhou, currently called Huangshan, and it is always as elegant as a recluse living in mountains
Anhui province located in east China, neighboring to Jiangsu province, Zhejiang province, Henan province, Jiangxi province and Hubei province, currently, is an important part of Jiangnan Cultural Region and a crucial area in Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone. Anhui province in the aspect of economy and development speed is temporarily inferior to Jiangsu province and Zhejiang province, but in the side of culture and history, Anhui province is absolutely not lower than Jiangsu province and Zhejiang province, and unquestionably superior to the cultural history of Shanghai, which gradually formed to be an international harbor city roughly since 170 years ago when China was forced to enter the modernized world. In some aspects, the uniqueness and tourist resources of Anhui province are better and more attractive than those in other neighboring provinces. For instance, Huizhou culture is a marvelous gem in local culture, and ranked one of China’s Three Top Local Cultures. Huangshan Mountain, Xidi and Hongcun Ancient Villages and Jiuhua Mountains are absolutely all worldwide famous.
Furthermore, the folk custom of Anhui province traditionally similar to Zhejiang province and Jiangsu province are well preserved when it is being declined in other two developed provinces as the spread of the modernization, westernization and industrialization. The number of the great celebrities is also nearly identical to those in Jiangsu province and Zhejiang province, currently, Chinese president Hu Jingtao, Wu Bangguo, the leader of standing committee of CPPCC and Li Keqiang, the next China’s Prime Minister, are all from Anhui province. Hence in this way, Anhui province is an unavoidable targeted destination for those who want to travel China, especially the east zone of China, which is traditionally considered to be the center of Chinese cultural prosperity. To help visitors that first-time comes to Anhui province learn specific the outline of Anhui’s past and culture, Anhui provincial museum should be highly mentioned as the guide of Anhui province travel.
Anhui provincial museum located Anqing Road 268 Hefei city belongs to the province-level comprehensive museum in China. Initially it was founded in 1956. The building area is over 10,000 square meters and the exhibition area is 7,826 square meters. The collected articles in museum is over 230,000 which is generally comprised of diversity of cultural relics, samples, ancient books and documents as well as other collections. The highlighted exhibitions are mainly featured by its historical cultural relics which are strongly showing the local history and development history. The most spotlighted collections are bronze-wares of Shang and Zhou Dynasties, metal-made coins and currencies of Chu Kingdom, which was a superpower equivalent to Qin Kingdom before the foundation of Chinese first unified Dynasty---Qin Dynasty, Stone Image and Figure Sculpture of Han Dynasty, Four Treasures in Scholar’s Study, Silver and Gold Wares of Yuan Dynasty, Calligraphy and Painting Masterpieces of Xin’an School, Huizhou Carving, Printed Painting of Huizhou Style, Rare and Treasured Book and Document as well as Huizhou Folk Agreements and so on.
Additionally, there are more than 4000 articles of painting created by Painter Pan Yuliang, a famous Chinese painter in France. They are all displayed in this Modern Art Gallery, and the basic exhibition in Anhui provincial museum consists of Display of Ancient Civilization in Anhui Province, Painting Masterpiece Exhibition of Pan Yuliang and Huai River Ancient Creature Exhibition and so on.
Surely, it is just a part of what we can see in Anhui province, more surprising and fascinating attractions or historical sites can be seen unexpectedly out of this provincial comprehensive museum, which mainly serving chief introduction of Anhui province. It surely is helpful if you plan to visit this less known but absolutely charming province compared to Zhejiang province and Jiangsu province.
Writer: David from Seeraa International
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