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Yaoshan Ruins Park starts trial operation on Sept 29

www.ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: September 24, 2021 L M S


Yaoshan Ruins Park. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]

Yaoshan Ruins Park, an important part of the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, will open to the public on Sept 29, local media reported.

The ruins park houses a sacrificial altar and 12 high-grade tombs, around which tourism facilities have been established, including a tourist center, a service center, as well as viewing platforms for the Fenghuang and Mantou mountains.


The restored altar and tombs at Yaoshan Ruins Park. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]

The 12 tombs were established over the altar and they appear to be a red square platform after restoration. Visitors can climb to the platform and observe the ruins at close range through transparent glass.

The number of visitors will be limited to 1,000 per day, with visitors required to make an online reservation seven days before via WeChat, Alipay, Meituan, and Tongcheng-eLong.

The Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List during the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee in 2019.

The core area, which spans over 14.3 square kilometers in Hangzhou's Yuhang district, includes a city's ruins, 11 dams, and the Yaoshan ruins area, all of which are about 5,000 years old.


Aerial photo of Yaoshan Ruins Park. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]

Archaeological findings show that the Yaoshan ruins, an important site for ritual activities, was established earlier than the Liangzhu city's ruins.

Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm

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