Taizhou ancient city wins provincial recognition

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-12-07

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The City Wall of the Ancient City of Taizhou, in the county-level of Linhai, Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]

The City Wall of the Ancient City of Taizhou, also known as the "Southern Great Wall", has recently been recognized as one of the 10 demonstration-level intellectual properties for the integration of culture and tourism in Zhejiang province.

Stretching approximately 5,000 meters, the City Wall of the Ancient City of Taizhou gained its status as a protected relic by the State in 2001. It was also included in the preparatory list for China World Cultural Heritage in 2012.

Ziyang Street, an essential part of the ancient city, extends for 1,080 meters and is regarded as one of the best-preserved historical blocks in China. Its cultural significance was officially acknowledged by the Ministry of Culture and the State Bureau of Cultural Relics when it was designated as a "Famous Chinese Historical and Cultural Street" in 2012.