Jingzhou

Overview

Introduction

The modern city of Jingzhou, China, on the Yangtze River, has a history that dates back thousands of years. Guests can visit the remains of ancient cities, temples and hundreds of nearby tombs, many of which date back to the powerful Chu kingdom that ruled this area around 1030-223 BC.

The old city is enclosed by a well-maintained wall, one of the few remaining in China. It has been damaged and rebuilt several times over the course of Jingzhou's storied history; the current wall dates back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). There is also an interesting museum with a 2,000-year-old male corpse.

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