Chengcun Ancient City Ruins of Han Dynasty

2020-03-23 15:27:59

Located in Chengcun Village, Xingtian Town, Wuyishan City, Chengcun Ancient City Ruins of Han Dynasty were discovered during the first national monument survey in 1958. After 60 years of archaeological explorations and focused excavations, the remains of the city walls, gates, palaces, workshops, tombs, among other things, were discovered and a large number of cultural relics such as pottery, bricks and tiles, ironware, and bronzeware were unearthed. The site consists of the inner city, boundary wall outside the inner city and the suburb outside the boundary wall, covering an area of 14.6 square kilometers. Among them, the plane of State Capital (Inner City and Imperial Palace) is irregularly rectangular, covering an area of 480,000 square meters.

As a rare important historic and cultural heritage, this site is by far the largest and best-preserved Han Dynasty city site found in southern China with high historical value, scientific value, and artistic value. In 1996, it was included in the list of major monuments protected at the national level; in 1999, it was included in the World Heritage List as the major item in Wuyishan city’s application for UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage and World Natural Heritage status; and in 2013, it became the project unit for the establishment of the National Archaeological Park.