Museums - CNTO


 Tianjin, called "Jin" in short, lies in the northeast of the North China Plain, It is 120 km norwest of Beijing and borders the Bohai Sea in the east. This municipality directly under the Central governmnet covers an area of over 12,000 sq km and has a population of 9.64 million.

 The historical changes in the past 600 years have made Tianjin a unique city with a mixture of the ancient and the modern in both Chinese and Western styles. The city has developed a tourist pattern with its downtown area playing the leading role, which is supported by Tanggy and Jixian County. In its downtown area, there are the Water Amusement Park, Heavenly Queen Palace, Dabei Buddhist Temple and Grand Mosque; and on its outskirts there are Panshan Mountain, Dule Temple and White Pagoda. Tianjin is regarded as a bright pearl on the Beijing-Tianjin golden itinerary.

Museum of History of Tianjin

Formerly the Tianjin Museum, the present Museum of history Tianjin boasts more than 100000 items of collection, many of which are rare treasures handed down from one dynasty th the next. They also include codes, books, and documents of the past dynasties, relics of daily use of centuries past, and unearthed local relics, nearly 30000 of them are ranked first of second class State-level relics.

 The jade wares of different dynasties systematically show how the jade and stone carving craft developed with the advance of times. The jade pig-paragon, a totem of the Neolithic people, is a typical ware of the Hongshan Culture of around 7500 years past. The highlights of the museum collections are the priceless 1700 pieces of Shang Dynasty (1046-771 B.C.) bones and tortoise shells with inscriptions on them.

 On regular exhibition are the topology and history of Tianjin, and the folk customs of the Tianjin locals.

Museum of the Huangya Pass on the Great wall

The first Great wall Museum, the Huangya Pass, ans important pass through the Great Wall, was first constructed in A.D.556, the 7th year of the Tianbao reign of Emperor Wenxuan of the northern Qi Dynasty (550-577), The Museum of Huangya Pass has a store of 338 items, consisting chiefly of weapons, firemans, stone cannons, Great Wall bricks, stele carvings, as well as weapons used by a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) general in a battle and utensils and other articles for daily use unearthed from the foot of the Great wall.