Hancheng City Museum, the core of the ancient Hancheng City, Shaanxi province, covers an area of more than 80,000 square meters and extends 600 meters from south to north. In the museum are three ancient architectural complexes, namely the Confucian Temple, Dongying Temple and City God Temple. The exquisite open-air museum enjoys buildings of the Yuan, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties.
The City God Temple
The Folk Shehuo in the City God Temple
Temple with over 10,000 pieces of cultural relics, including Hancheng Historical Relics Exhibition, Grand Exhibition of Ancient and Modern Celebrities, Stone Carving Exhibition, etc. A local historical museum integrating ancient buildings and cultural relics, Hancheng City Museum is also the epitome of the Hancheng City, a state-level historical and cultural city.
Zunjing Pavilion in the Confucian Temple, Hancheng Ancient City
The Confucian Temple in Hancheng Ancient City
The Confucian Temple, honored as "The Crown of Shaanxi", is the place where people worship Confucius, the founder of Confucianism in the Spring and Autumn Period. As one of the rare architechture complexes in China, the Confucian Temple overflows with the charm of Confucian culture. Over 40 ancient cypress and robinia trees of nearly 1000 years old make the temple verdant and elegant.
Exhibition of ancient tablet inscriptions
Exhibition hall of ancient stone carvings
The Confucian Temple
The Dongying Temple
Though not as grand as the Confucian Temple, the Dongying Temple demonstrates a solemn but extraordinary aura, with three Chinese characters "Guan Sheng Temple" in regular script vigorously written on the plague high above the middle of the temple gate.
The City God Temple built in the Yuan dynasty