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Nanyang,cradle of Chu culture

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2014-11-04

One of the starting points of the Silk Road

Nanyang, rich in silk in ancient times, had an advantageous geographical location and convenient waterway transportation. Therefore, many merchants gathered here to do business with the merchants from the Western Regions. Lots of materials like documents and western cultural relics excavated in Nanyang proves that it was one of the starting points of the Silk Road.

The cradle of Chinese Chu culture

Nanyang,cradle of Chu culture
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Nanyang is the cradle of Chinese Chu culture, the culture of the Chu Kingdom in the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 BC). According to archaeological discoveries and studies, Danyang, the first capital of the Kingdom of Chu, was located in the Liguanqiao Basin in Xichuan county, Nanyang city.

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