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Shanxi province: Hengshan Mountain, Shanxi Bronze Museum

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Hengshan Mountain

Hengshan Mountain [Photo/VCG]

Hengshan Mountain in Hunyuan county, Shanxi province, is the northern mountain of the Five Sacred Mountains of China. Hengshan Mountain is famous for steep ridges, splendid peaks, exotic-shaped temples and gushing fountains, together with oddly shaped stones and forests of ancient trees. Besides, it also boasts many cultural relics like temples, sites of academies, steles and engravings, some of which occupy important positions in the development of China's ancient architecture, such as the Hanging Temple, Yuanjue Brick Pagoda and Yongan Temple.

Shanxi Bronze Museum

Gallery interior of the Shanxi Bronze Museum [Photo/]

The first bronze-themed museum at provincial level in China, the Shanxi Bronze Museum is located in Taiyuan, the capital city of North China's Shanxi province, and opened to the public in July 2019. The museum has collected and houses more than 2,000 bronze cultural relics, reflecting the splendid bronze culture nurtured in the province. Recommended objects displayed in the permanent exhibition include a Wine Vessel of Yi (Yi zun); a Drinking Vessel in Shape of a Beast (Shouxing gong); a Plate of Duke Wen of Jin (Jingong pan); a Crossbow Inlayed with Silver Patterns (Cuoyin juanwen nuji); and a Lamp in the Shape of a Wild Goose with a Fish in Mouth (Yanyu tongdeng).

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