Yilan Museum

Updated : 2013-05-28

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Built in 1999 and redecorated in 2009, Yilan Museum covers an area of 10,000 sq m and has a construction area of 1,600 sq m.

The castle-style building houses 4,262 cultural relics, including 1,216 rare treasures, in its four exhibition halls. These antiques record the history of Yilan and the history of North China.

The collection gives visitors a taste of Yilan’s past in three periods, ancient, modern and contemporary. An exhibition of Mao Zedong’s photos, which were donated by Lv Houmin, a member of the China Photographers Association, shows visitors Chairman Mao’s experience from different perspectives. Many of his works were not available to the public before.  

Situated west of Yilan Museum, the promenade looks like an arched gallery running 209 meters in length and 4.2 m in height.


It features 19 photos and 107 poems. The promenade is a history book of Yilan written by carvings in relief using concise language. The story can be traced back 6,000 years.

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