Hubei Provincial Museum
It was a fantastic place that is still relatively unknown to foreign tourists. The museum display includes a 2000 year old coffin, which is still in good condition. All the items in display were unearthed from one king's tomb dating back to Spring and Autumn Periods more than 2000 years ago. The ancient Chu music performance is the highlight. Chu, an ancient, strong kingdom ruling over today's Wuhan area was famous for its music. Many of China's classic pieces have been evolved from the ancient Chu music.
There are other artifacts from all over Hubei Province, so it is a good place to learn about Chinese history. Reproductions of bronze bells that were used as musical instruments are played. The Chu Kingdom was famous for the quality of the music, and the area of Wuhan and Hubei was a part of it.
I updated this article on December 9, 2012
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