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The Hunan provincial Museum

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The Hunan provincial Museum was built in 1951 and today is the largest Museum of China, which houses the most precious artifacts found in excavations in China. The main building was opened in 1956 and is still located not far from Martyr's Park in Changsha.

The total area of the Museum covers more than 20,000 square kilometers, which indicates the scale of the project and about the importance of interest in the field of world culture. The main collection, consisting of 180 thousand exhibits, contains such rare objects of cultural heritage of China as lacquerware from the reign of the Ming dynasty, the batik from the finest silk, costumes of different eras, ancient musical instruments, weapons, jewelry, etc.

The most valuable exhibit is the remains of the people found near the site called Mawangdui. The discovery has shocked the world Museum community, as one of the mummies so well preserved after 2000 years, what on her body could be seen the clothing items intended for the burial of important personages. This exhibit is carefully studied by scientists from around the world and is under the careful protection. Modern equipment allows the Museum to conduct tours and educating tourists in detail each exhibit.
After visiting the Museum, visitors are invited to enjoy the spectacular scenery in the surrounding area to buy Souvenirs in small shops and eat out in the cafés nearby.