Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

Last updated by meimeili at 2013-11-3

Overview

The Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom is a destination which is frequented by people who visit Guangxi. The great thing about this place is that it is more than just a relaxing and peaceful destination. This also resonates so much history. This is a place which echoes the rich past of China, particularly the occurrences during the Taiping Rebellion.

The great thing about this attraction is that it is a place which could soothe the mind because of the pleasing surroundings. At the same time, it also enriches the knowledge of both the little ones and the adults.

The Taiping Rebellion occurred during the widespread civil war which happened in 1850 to 1864. This is considered as one of the most horrifying conflicts in history because more than 20 million people died. The rebellion was led by Hong Xiuquan.

The Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom is reminiscent of this milestone in history. It is a place which gives more than just natural beauty because there are several exhibitions which showcase artifacts and items from the past.

Things to Do

Exploration of the Entire Place

Upon entering the place, visitors will be welcomed by a beautifully designed arch. This reflects the traditional architecture of Chinese culture. The grandiose gate makes tourists feel that they are entering a really special place and embarking on an exciting journey. True enough, they would feel that thrill when they enter the Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.

The entirety of Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom is situated on a hill. Since it is elevated from the rest of the province, the climate remains cool and pleasant all year round.

Walking around Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom is enjoyable too. The cool breeze gently blows even during the summer months. The surroundings are tattered by tall trees, flourishing grasses and a myriad of flowers. Because there are a lot of plants and trees within the surroundings, it has also become a stop over for migratory birds. Before the winter months strike in European countries, the birds which fly to Asia find sanctuary within Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.

Exhibits

Since the Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom is also a site for relics and historical items, there are several areas within this place which are dedicated for exhibits. One of the most famous locations which echo the rich past are the former residence of Wei Changui who also led the Jintian Uprising. There is also the Soldeirs’ Training Field, Rhinoceros Pool, Fengmen’ao Battle Field and Ancient Barracks. This is also the site of the mighty statue of Hong Xiuquan who led the Jintian Uprising. The statue rests on a pedestal and serves as a reminder to everyone of the notable occurrence in the history of China.

For some tourists, they opt to explore the entirety of Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom on their own. It is also a good idea to have a tour guide when visiting this place because there are scriptures which are written in Chinese letters. Hence, having a guide will enable tourists to have a deeper understanding of the various items which can be seen in Historic Site of Jintian Uprising of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

How to Get There?
Take a special bus (fare: 1.5 yuan) to Jintian Township from Guiping Main Passenger Station, and then get to the site entrance by motorcycle (cost: 2 yuan).

Ticket Price:

Opening Hours:

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

More Tips:

This is a place that is open all year round. However, to be able to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, it is best to visit during the summer months.


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