Tangible Cultural Heritage Museum-The Hailongtun Site

Tangible Cultural Heritage Museum

The Hailongtun Site

by Live in Guizhou


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Hailongtun is located in Hailongtun Village, Gaoping Town, Zunyi City, Guizhou Province, approximately 28 kilometers northwest of the old city of Zunyi, on the summit of Longyan Mountain. It is a “Tusi” castle ruin from the Song and Ming dynasties. The highest elevation of the site is 1,354 meters, while the lowest is 974 meters, with a relative height difference of about 300 to 400 meters. The top of the site is flat, covering an area of approximately 1.59 square kilometers.

The Hailongtun Tusi site was built in the fifth year of the Baoyou period of the Southern Song Dynasty and was destroyed in the 28th year of the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty during the Pacification of Bozhou campaign. This site is a significant remnant of the Yang Tusi culture in southwestern Bozhou during the Song, Yuan, and Ming periods. The site consists of nine passes: six in the front—Tongzhu Pass, Tiezhu Pass, Feihu Pass, Feilong Pass, Chaotian Pass, and Feifeng Pass; and three in the back—Wanan Pass, Erdao Pass, and Toudao Pass.

In 1982, Hailongtun was declared a provincial-level cultural relic protection unit. In 2001, it was listed by the State Council as part of the fifth batch of National Key Cultural Relics Protection Units. On July 4, 2015, Hailongtun was inscribed on the World Heritage List during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee.