Travel in Xuzhou:Scenic Spots
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Guishan Han Tomb 
Guishan Han Tomb is a tomb where Liu Zhu, the king of the 6th chu kingdom of Western Han Dynasty, was buried with his wife more than 2,000 years ago. The burial ground is 83 m long from east to west and is up to 33 m from south to north at its broadest, while the total area reaches over 700 sqm, almost tunneling the entire mountain body. There are totally 15 small and large trenchant primary and secondary tomb chambers, and the bedroom, living room, stable and kitchen are fully furnished in order, just like a magnificent underground palace.

Han Dynasty Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum 
Han Dynasty Terracotta Warriors and Horses is another great discovery following the Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Xi’an City. As the mortuary objects for King Chu more than 2,150 years ago, the thoughts, expressions and emotions of soldiers in Han army are vividly portrayed in an impressionistic style, thereby possessing a higher value for artistic appreciation.
Lion Rock Chu King’s Tomb 
Lion Rock Chu King’s Tomb is the tomb of Liu Wu, the third generation of Chu King, ruling a feudal fiefdom in the early period of Western Han Dynasty, 2,100 years ago, 300m away from the west of which the Han Dynasty Terracotta Warriors and Horses signifies the garrison army of Chu King’s Tomb.

Stone Tomb with Han Portrait 
The stone-carved portrait is a kind of embellishing form of Han tomb, while Han tomb is a main carrier of Han Dynasty Stone Relieves. More than 20 stone tombs with Han portraits have been discovered in Xuzhou. The stone-carved portraits in the tomb are rich in content, exquisite and superior in carving techniques and have an extremely high value for archeological and artistic appreciation.

Han Dynasty Stone Relieves Gallery 

As one of the centralized regions for China’s Han Dynasty Stone Relieves, Xuzhou totally has unearthed more than 700 Han Dynasty Stone Relieves, while Xuzhou Han Dynasty Stone Relieves Gallery is a special museum for collecting, exhibiting and researching the Han Dynasty Stone Relieves. This gallery covers an area of 10,000 sqm and is composed of a set of architectural complex simulated from Han and Tang Dynasties, and now has collected more than 500 rare Han Dynasty Stone Relieves.
Xuzhou Han Town

Situated in the northwest of the urban area, Xuzhou Han Town covers an area of about 160,000 sqm and is a large typical antique architectural complex that reproduces the style of Han Dynasty. The entire design is simple and unsophisticated, magnificent and spectacular. Over 10 kinds of theatrical performances like Grand Ceremony of Han Palace and King Han Gathering and Reviewing Soldiers are performed at a designated time every day in Han Town, reproducing the majesty of Han Palace and the magnificent battle scene of marching cavalries and shouting soldiers.

Xuzhou Museum 
A large quantity of exquisite cultural relics of Han Dynasty is unearthed in Xuzhou, among which the jade burial suit sewn with fine silver wires, the gilt inkstone in the shape of animals and the bronze bull lamp are known as rare treasures. Xuzhou Museum is situated at the northern foot of the beautiful Yunlong Mountain, while the building area is up to 12,000 sqm. Its former address is the former site of temporary imperial palace for brief stays, where the Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty once lived when he toured in Southern China. With tranquil environment and superior facilities, this museum has collected more than 1,000 precious cultural relics of all types, the scale and the grade of which are regarded as second to none in Jiangsu Province.

Yunlong Mountain 
Yunlong Mountain, which is 3 km long and is composed of nine sections of mountain tops, derives its name from wandering dragon and wreathing cloud and mist. There are green pines and cypresses in the mountain, blocking off the sunshine, in which temples and terraces are immersed. There are many places of historical interest in the mountain: Crane Pavilion, Dongpo Stone Bed, Xinghua Temple, Great Being Rock, Scenery Viewing Platform, Yunlong College, etc.

Xinghua Temple 
With its original name of Shifu Temple, Xinghua Temple was initially built in the Kaiyuan years of Tang Dynasty and now has numerous historical sites after generations. Xinghua Temple is famous for "Three-foot’s Buddha Covered by Three Temple Bricks". A large stone Buddha statue of the Northern Wei Dynasty with a height of 11.52 m that was carved along the cliff is propitiated in the lofty Grand Hall, but the back wall of the temple hall is built by ledges and the rear eaves that are away from the stony cliff are only built by three lines of bricks, so getting its good reputation "Three-foot’s Buddha Covered by Three Temple Bricks". Moya Carved Stone of the Tang Dynasty is exquisitely preserved between the cliffs in the temple.

Annual Temple Fair at Yunlong Mountain(on 19th of second lunar month) 
This temple fair, originated from the ceremony of the Avalokitesvara’s birthday, was held on Yunlong Mountain in 1719. It has gradually developed into a grand folk-custom activity integrating commerce, tourism, religion, entertainment, folk arts and become one of the largest folk gatherings in the Huaihai Economic Zone.


 

Yunlong Lake 
Yunlong Lake is located in the south of Xuzhou City, now having a water surface area of 6.76 sq km and a land area of 5.6 sq km; the wide water shines under the sun and the three sides of it are surrounded by the green mountains and the overlapped green trees.
Binhu Park 
With a length of 4,038 m and a width of 140 m, it has the greening area of more than 80% and is a modern high-tech paradise integrated with tourism, restaurant and vacation.

Yunlong Park 
Covering an area of 361 mu, it faces Yunlong Mountain in the east. By adopting the layout method of natural garden, it consists of 6 scenic spots of a Miniature Garden, Zhichun Island, Lotus Pavilion, Artificial Hillock and Flower Corridor, Flower Garden, and Recreation Area, and in this park, it has the famous historical sites such as Swallow Pavilion and Imperial Tomb and so on.
Quanshan Forest Park 
Quanshan Forest Park has a total area of more than 20,000 mu. The park is heavily forested and rich in biological resources, including 590 kinds of plants and over 200 kinds of animals.  The main landscapes include: Pleasant Bird Garden, Mianyang Stone Ledge, A Heaven of Peace, Gingko Garden, Peony Garden, Vine Valley, etc.

Water World 
The Water World is situated on the Center Island of Yunlong Lake and the main building, having a flavor of modernity, is shaped like a long whale beating the water or like a white dolphin lying on the water wave.
Maling Mountain Scenic Zone 
Maling Mountain is located at the southern suburb of Xinyi City, the first traffic point city of the Asian-European Land Bridge. The scenic zone covers an area of 28.9 sq km.  Maling Mountain is a place for sightseeing and Buddhism since ancient times and its beauty of distinctive shape is known in the Yangtze-Huaihe region. It is one of the renowned AAAA scenic zones.
Jiuli Mountain Ancient Battlefield 
Located at the northern suburbs of Xuzhou City, Jiuli Mountain is a famous ancient battlefield, and it is said that it was a main battlefield where the states of Chu and Han carried out an all decisive battle. After this battle, Xiang Yu was always defeated and then killed himself with his sword by the Wujiang River.

Source:xz.gov.cn Editor:吴心海