Tanheli Archaeological Site Park resumes admission fees
Xiong Sheng, deputy director of Tanheli Site Management Office, said that Tanheli Site is known as a bronze culture center in southern China. A total of more than 5,000 pieces (sets) of cultural relics have been unearthed, including “Four-ram Zun Vessel”, one of China’s top 10 treasures. It’s has been identified as a national key cultural relics protection unit, one of China’s top 10 new archaeological discoveries in 2004. It’s shortlisted as one of 100 Archaeological Discoveries in 100 Years, and is expected to become one of them.
With a total investment of 400 million yuan, the construction of Tanheli National Archaeological Site Park was started in 2012. Now, the built-up area is more than 53.33 hectares, including Tanheli Bronze Museum, cultural corridor, protection and exhibition area.
More than 1,000 pieces (sets) of cultural relics displayed and collected in Tanheli Bronze Museum show the development of Tanheli culture through advanced technologies.
On September 30, 2016, Tanheli Site Park opened to the public free of charge, becoming an important venue for citizens to increase their sense of cultural acquisition.
Over the past five years, it has received more than four million tourists from inside and outside the city free of charge. It has become a popular destination for study tours and a cultural exchange base for overseas Chinese in Hunan province. And it has made positive contributions to promoting cultural tourism brands and raising the city’s influence.
Relying on the Tanheli Site Park, the characteristic resources of Bronze Culture have helped promote the development of cultural tourism in Huangcai town and even Ningxiang City to a new level, and the cultural tourism industry has been deeply integrated. It has become an important engine and pillar industry to promote the transformation and upgrading of local economy.