Hangzhou was the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty, when the economy and the society reached zenith. Now, the ancient city still inherits the thousand-year Song culture, due to the city’s efforts in the protection and building of Song culture brand.
Southern Song Deshou Palace Site Museum
The relics of the Song Dynasty are now in the collection of various museums. Southern Song Deshou Palace Museum exhibits the majesty of the imperial palaces of the Southern Song Dynasty. Southern Song Imperial Kiln Museum records the elegant celadon of the Southern Song Dynasty, and Hangzhou Branch of China National Archives of Publications and Culture represents the real scene of the gardens depicted in Song paintings.
In addition to the visible sites, various cultural units of Hangzhou also have launched Song-themed cultural activities to make citizens and tourists experience the charisma of culture and its spiritual nourishment and integrate the thousand-year Song culture into modern life.