More from our visit to “The Panorama of History of Jinjiang” at the Jinjiang Museum in Qingyang, Fujian Provice, China:

A recreation of a section of the “Wu Li Qiao” Anping Bridge, which I visited and wrote about here and here:

From an interpretive narrative:

An Ping bridge (Wu Li bridge) stretches over the bay between Anhai town, Jinjiang, and Shuitou town, Nanan. The bridge which was built from the 8th years (AD 1138) to the 22nd years (AD 1152) of Shao Xing years in Southern Song Dynasty is 2255 meters in length and 5 meters in width and be known as “the longest bridge in the world.” The bridge is the longest one in mediaeval times in the world. The construction of An Ping bridge fully represents the intelligence and technique of ancient Chinese people.

A reproduction of the Buddhist carving at Anhai’s Chao An Temple:

From an interpretive narrative:

Manicheism was founded in Persia in the third century AD by Manes. Manicheism has its unique dualistic and trisiksa religious philosophy. The dualistic philosophy divides the world between good and evil principles or regards matter as intrinsically evil and mind as intrinsically good. The trisiksa philosophy regards the world experiencing past, now and future. Manicheism was introduced to China in Tang Dynasty, prevailed in south-east China in Song and Yuan Dynasties and vanished after Ming Dynasty. The Caoan Temple on Hua Biao Mountain at Luoshan town is a relic site of Manichaeism temple which is conserved in the best condition in the world.

Photos from a recreated “Street” from ancient Jinjiang, with stores, restaurants and a drinking house:







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