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What Mystery Hidden in Leifeng Pagoda’s Underground Palace? 2017-06-27
The underground palace of Chinese ancient Leifeng Pagoda has removed its mysterious veil recently.

Chinese ancient pagoda’s underground palace has been giving people very mysterious feeling. Underground palace refers to the cemetery for those departed monks, which is a cellar under a pagoda foundation for burying Buddhist relics. One of Chinese most famous underground palaces is the underground palace of Hangzhou Leifeng Pagoda, which dates back to the Five Dynasties (907-960 AD) and was discovered in 2001.


The Hangzhounese get much more interested in the Leifeng Pagoda relics exhibition which was opened on Nov.27 in the Solitary Hill Museum of Zhejiang Provincial Museum. Sep.25, 1924 witnessed the suddenly collapse of the long-standing Leifeng Pagoda. The mysterious veil of this ancient pagoda was removed till the early 2000 after a two-year-long archaeological excavation. Unearthed relics catch people’s eyes, representing the history of Emperor Wuyue’s venerating Buddhism in the Five Dynasties.


Before this exhibition, most of people have not seen those real relics and now have a great opportunity to appreciate them. This exhibition is, for the first time, a large-scale cultural relic exhibition after the collapse of the Leifeng Pagoda 90 years ago. Eight first-class national relics have given their first appearance.

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The Art of the Guqin2017-11-21
Guqin, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history that spans at least three thousand years. Ranked first in the following top four traditional Chinese arts – Guqin, Chess, Calligraphy and Painting, Guqin has long been considered as the symbol of elegance and has been the long-chosen musical accompaniment for singing ancient scholars. To know or to master the art of the Guqin, then the following influential places in Hangzhou are a good place to start.
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