Ancient Chinese Sites

If you’re looking to explore Ancient Chinese sites and want to find the best places to view Ancient China period history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s an interesting selection of Ancient Chinese historical sites and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Ancient Chinese sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring the historic places of Ancient China and Ancient Chinese sites.

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Ancient Chinese sites , remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.
 

Ancient China: Site Index

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is a museum about the culture and history of this territory.

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The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is dedicated to the history and culture of this territory. In an exhibition about the “new territories”, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum uses artwork, artefacts, multimedia displays and documents to chronicle six thousand years of the region’s past.

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum also shows a collection of Chinese art dating back as far as the third century BC as well as an exhibit about the Cantonese Opera.

Shaanxi History Museum

The Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an, China explores the history of the Shaanxi people and is one of many interesting Ancient Chinese sites.

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The Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an, China explores the history of the Shaanxi region and contains over 350,000 pieces dating back as far as the Neolithic period.

Divided chronologically, the museum has dedicated rooms for, amongst others, the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, the Qin Dynasty, the Han Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty. Most of the collection at the Shaanxi History Museum is made up of gold and silver artefacts as well as ceramics and ancient coins.

Translation within the Shaanxi History Museum is quite good and it does have quite a few English panels.

The Shanghai Museum

One of the most informative Ancient Chinese sites, the Shanghai Museum is a museum of art and history in Shanghai in China.

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The Shanghai Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art in Shanghai in China.

From calligraphy and seals known as ‘chops’ to ancient coins and its celebrated bronze exhibition, the Shanghai Museum has pieces dating back to prehistoric times and through to the Qing Dynasty.

The Shanghai Museum also features as one of our Top 10 Tourist Attractions in China.

Yinxu

Yinxu is the impressive, UNESCO listed site of an ancient Chinese capital city.

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Yinxu or the 'ruins of Yin', is the site of the ancient capital of the late Shang Dynasty and in fact the first site of a Chinese capital in history. Founded in approximately 1300BC by the dynasty's 20th king, Pan Geng, Yinxu would remain the capital for another 255 years.

Today, the vast site of Yinxu still houses remains of the palace, over eighty house foundations, and the Tomb of Fu Hao, the only intact tomb of a member of the Shang Dynasty. It offers a fascinating insight into the development of Chinese characters.

Yinxu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.