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Guangfulin Heritage Park

Remains of ancient civilization in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River

Contact:Qian Liting

Phone:57658817

E-mail:qianliting@newcity.sh.cn

Address: Alley 3260, Guangfulin Road Post Code:201616

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Transport: Take No.15 Songjiang bus to station of East China University of Political Science and Law


Located in Songjiang District, Shanghai, the Guangfulin Site of Ancient Culture was discovered in 1958, and is a Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level. Guangfulin culture can be traced back to about 4,000 years ago, dating between Liangzhu Culture and Maqiao culture. After more than 60 years of archaeological investigation and 10 years of construction, the site was officially opened to the public in 2018.

Shanghai has made comprehensive efforts to conserve the site and restore its original look as far as possible. The site is divided into three sections. In the Exhibition Area, the main building is half submerged in the water, which echoes with the ancient Jiangnan-watertown-style building complex built in the Ming and Qing dynasties. By displaying the archaeological site and recreating the living scenes of our ancestors, the exhibition highlights the significance of the discovery of the Guangfulin Site: First, filling the gap of the civilization of Late Neolithic Age in Shanghai; second, finding the traces of migrants from the Yellow River Basin, the earliest migrants in Shanghai; third, unveiling urban settlements in Guangfulin that go all the way back to the Zhou Dynasty, which provides important materials for the study of Shanghai's urban formation; fourth, discovering two kinds of housing sites of primitive society with special characteristics, namely pile-dwelling and ground building. With an area of about 100,000 m2, the Key Conservation Area is the core area of the site and is now covered by farmland. To better protect it, no development is to start without authorization. With vigorous efforts in conservation and restoration, many ancient buildings of the Ming and Qing Building Complex have been preserved and regained a new life by providing public cultural services for the public. Duoyun Academy, located in a well-preserved Hui style architecture, houses more than 6,000 copies of books, mostly themed with local history and culture of Songjiang. The academy also includes an exhibition area for arts and ancient books where wood blocks and thread-bound books are put on display, becoming a new cultural landmark in Shanghai.

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