Museums tell rich, compelling story of Suichang county
Visiting local museums sometimes is the very best way to learn about a place and Suichang county in Lishui city, in East China's Zhejiang province – with its long history and rich culture – is blessed with museums of different kinds. Here are some of the most representative ones:
Suichang Folk Museum
Fascinating ancient folk exhibits – beautifully displayed – are in abundance at the Suichang Folk Museum. [Photo/WeChat account: suichangly]
The museum has a number of display themes – including the traditional local wedding culture, ancient ceramics, embroided costumes and other folk customs, items and arts.
Address: No 428 Chengshuige Road, Suichang county, Lishui
Suichang Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum
Stories about local intangible cultural heritage are faithfully recounted by the Suichang Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum. [Photo/WeChat account: suichangly]
This museum showcases local intangible cultural heritage through pictures, appealing handicrafts exhibitions and interactive activities.
Address: Guanju Culture Park, Suichang county, Lishui
Caihe Village Folk Museum
The performance of local opera is when Caihe facial makeup is used, to great effect. [Photo/WeChat account: suichangly]
The art of Caihe facial makeup originated 500 years ago and it has a complete system, with intricate and immensely colorful patterns. The museum houses many Caihe facial makeup pieces that enable visitors to gain a deep understanding of the local culture.
Address: Caihe village, Jiaotan township, Suichang county, Lishui
Suichang Tang Xianzu Memorial Hall
A Kunqu Opera performance takes place in Suichang Tang Xianzu Memorial Hall. [Photo/WeChat account: suichangly]
Suichang county is where Tang Xianzu, known as the Shakespeare of the Orient, wrote his masterpiece The Peony Pavilion – one of China's Kunqu Opera classics – some 400 years ago during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The memorial hall focuses on Tang Xianzu's achievements during his political career in Suichang and his artistic works.
Address: No 14 Lane No 4, Beijie Street, Suichang county, Lishui