Monday, July 7, 2008

Hubei Provincial Museum

After the departure of the GSPS contingent for home, we were introduced to Shirley, our English-speaking guide from Wuhan. She was engaged by us for the remainder of our stay in Hubei. We had quite a packed programme ahead of us. After a relaxed lunch, with HOD Mr Fu driving us, D2 and I accompanied by Shirley headed for the Hubei Provincial Museum.
The huge museum is located in the East Lake Resort of Wuhan set in a most peaceful and beautiful environment. It opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm. Entrance is FREE. This is really unique...considering the quality and high standard of the displays. Up to sometime last year, entrance fees were payable. Why and how this came about is a good lesson for any good government agency responsible.


Mr Fu, D2 and I at the entrance to the left wing hall....where the Sword of Gou Jian and Spear head of Fu Chai King of Wu, are displayed.

This section "Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng " is one of the major exhibitions that should not be missed.

The resplendent grounds within the Museum with beautifully cultured gardens, walkways and bridges.
This is Shirley, our professional English-speaking translator and guide....with D2 and Mr Fu.
She was originally from Harbin, that famous city that is linked yearly to the Harbin Snow Festival in the north.
She is now a working resident of Wuhan.
[ And if you happen to be reading this, Shirley....We are saying a BIG HELLO to you ! ! ]

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