Hancheng Village

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A wonderful side trip during our visit to Xi'an
May 2018
While we were visiting Xi'an, we decided to take a trip to Hancheng, around 140 miles away on the West bank of the Yellow River, and it was well worth the trip. Hancheng, with a history dating back 3,000 years, was called "Mini Beijing" during the Qianlong reign of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), because of the many prosperous courtyard dwellings (Siheyuan) in the city. We stayed at the delightful Wenyuange Hotel, and loved strolling through the nearby streets of the old Hancheng Village. The newly opened Liangdai Village/Rui State Museum alone made the trip worthwhile. The museum is on the site of 1,300 tombs first discovered in 2004 and displays more than 3,000 cultural relics such as gold, jade and bronze ware, some of which were the first such items discovered in China including the earliest terracotta figurine, gold scabbards, bronze chunyu (battle musical instrument), and the Jade Pig Dragon. Dangjia Village, the largest, oldest and best preserved ancient stockade village ever excavated in Shaanxi, is another must-see, dating from 1331. The main village nestles in a valley, but a steep path leads up to anothre part of the village surrounded by ramparts. The story goes that the upper village was built as a retreat in the event of an attack, and was not normally occupied. Teeming with life, the entire village is itself a museum. The Hancheng Confucius Temple is the third largest shrine specially built for offering sacrifices to Confucius. The Confucius Temple is made up of five main buildings and four tightly connected courtyards with masses of flowers and shady trees. The temple also features the Hancheng Museum, in which thousands of cultural relics are stored. Lastly, but by no means least, we rounded out our trip at the Sima Qian Temple, with superbs views of Mt. Liang to the west, the ancient Yellow River to the east, the ancient Great Wall of Wei State to the south, and the River Zhi to the north. Sima Qian (145 - 90 BC), one of China's most famous historians and writers, was a native of Hancheng. His tomb stands at the back of the temple and is beautifully engraved with the Eight Diagrams and flower designs on the walls of the tomb.

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A wonderful side trip during our visit to Xi'an
May 2018 • Couples
While we were visiting Xi'an, we decided to take a trip to Hancheng, around 140 miles away on the West bank of the Yellow River, and it was well worth the trip. Hancheng, with a history dating back 3,000 years, was called "Mini Beijing" during the Qianlong reign of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), because of the many prosperous courtyard dwellings (Siheyuan) in the city. We stayed at the delightful Wenyuange Hotel, and loved strolling through the nearby streets of the old Hancheng Village.
The newly opened Liangdai Village/Rui State Museum alone made the trip worthwhile. The museum is on the site of 1,300 tombs first discovered in 2004 and displays more than 3,000 cultural relics such as gold, jade and bronze ware, some of which were the first such items discovered in China including the earliest terracotta figurine, gold scabbards, bronze chunyu (battle musical instrument), and the Jade Pig Dragon.
Dangjia Village, the largest, oldest and best preserved ancient stockade village ever excavated in Shaanxi, is another must-see, dating from 1331. The main village nestles in a valley, but a steep path leads up to anothre part of the village surrounded by ramparts. The story goes that the upper village was built as a retreat in the event of an attack, and was not normally occupied. Teeming with life, the entire village is itself a museum.
The Hancheng Confucius Temple is the third largest shrine specially built for offering sacrifices to Confucius. The Confucius Temple is made up of five main buildings and four tightly connected courtyards with masses of flowers and shady trees. The temple also features the Hancheng Museum, in which thousands of cultural relics are stored.
Lastly, but by no means least, we rounded out our trip at the Sima Qian Temple, with superbs views of Mt. Liang to the west, the ancient Yellow River to the east, the ancient Great Wall of Wei State to the south, and the River Zhi to the north. Sima Qian (145 - 90 BC), one of China's most famous historians and writers, was a native of Hancheng. His tomb stands at the back of the temple and is beautifully engraved with the Eight Diagrams and flower designs on the walls of the tomb.
Written July 6, 2018
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