Jingzhou Ancient City

Jingzhou Ancient City

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Jingzhou Ancient City

Introduction: IntroductionJingzhou lays in the south of the centre of Hubei Province and the middle reaches ..

Tickets:Jingzhou Ancient City Fee and Opening HoursAdmission: 15RMBOpening Hours: Not in Detail

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Jingzhou Ancient City Introduction

Jingzhou lays in the south of the centre of Hubei Province and the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, and is an ancient cultural city with a long history of more than two thousand years. It was originally o­ne of the birth places of the culture of Chu State in the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC) and Warring State Period (476 BC-220 BC), which left extremely valuable cultural relics from their 400 plus years' reign equally comparable with the ancient Greek and Roman culture. In the Three Kingdom Period (220-589), the city was the focus of many disputes and wars. Since the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), the city had been established as the capital by 11 emperors in all, making it the political centre in China for more than 100 years. As Jingzhou City represents so much importance in Chinese history the city has been acknowledged by the State Department in China to be o­ne of the best of 24 famous historical and cultural ancient cities. Its cultural relics and advantageous location has drawn the attention of many tourists' from both home and abroad.
Yichang is in a sub-tropical monsoon zone with four distinct seasons. It enjoys abundant sunshine and rainfall, and the average annual temperature is around 17 C. June and July are the hottest months as well as the rainy season. Winter here is a bit cold - the best seasons for visiting are spring.

Jingzhou Ancient City Features

Jingzhou divides into three parts from outside to inside - Water City, Brick City and Earth City originally mainly designed for the military function. The moat outside is the first line of protection for the city. There are two city gates as you enter the city, and the space between is called 'Urn City', which was used to catch the enemy inside.
The brick City that can be seen by us now was rebuilt during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is o­ne of the most complete and solidest constructions that remain. The wall was mainly built with bricks and stripped stones at the bottom, the gaps between the bricks were filled with a sticky rice substance that hardened with time and provided a substancially firm substitute to the cement that we are now so familiar with.
There were 6 ancient city gates in the wall, originally each had a tower. Now the most popular are the Binyang Lou o­n the Eastern Gate, the Qujiang Lou o­n the Southern Gate, and Chaozong Lou o­n the Large Northern Gate. Eastern Gate was for welcoming the guests and ambassadors in ancient times, so the tower is very grandiose and the Urn City is also the biggest. o­n the Qujiang Lou, all the splendor of the Yangtze River comes into view. The Large North Gate was the fortress leading to Beijing and the central area, and people used to see their friends off from here and broke a willow branch to send their greetings, hence the gate was also called 'Willow Gate'. Climbing o­nto the towers, you gain a magnificent panoramic view of this beautiful city.

Jingzhou Ancient City Tickets

Jingzhou Ancient City Fee and Opening Hours
Admission: 15RMB
Opening Hours: Not in Detail

Jingzhou Ancient City Transporation

The transportation here is very convenient daily from 6:40 to 18:50. You can take coach to Jingzhou at Yichang Bus Station. And then take bus No.18、16 to Eastern Gate, and New Northern Gate, or take bus No.15 to Eastern Gate, and New Southern Gate.

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