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Cai Lun Memorial Hall
From:衡阳新闻网 | Date Add in:2017-11-25 17:09:15 [A  A]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cai Lun Memorial Hall is located in the Marquis Cai Memorial in Leiyang. The Marquis Cai Memorial originally is the residence of Cai Lun (63 A.D-121 A.D), the inventor of paper making skill in Eastern Han Dynasty. People built the memorial in the original place of the residence to memorize Cai Lun. According to Annotation to Scripture of Hydrology and Geography by Li Daoyuan, “Lei River passes Caizhou in northwest. The west of Caizhou is the original residence of Cai Lun, near where there is Cai Zi Pool.”

It is not exactly known when Marquis Cai Memorial was begun to be built. In 1338 A.D, Chen Zongyi, the governor of Leiyang city, rebuilt the memorial. Being destroyed and rebuilt for several times, the building remaining today was rebuilt in Qing Dynasty. It is simple, unsophisticated and elegant. Facing the south, it takes an area of 408 square meters and is of brick-timberwork. There are three layers and two courtyards. In the antehall, there are three small houses with green tile roof. There are corridors in the two sides. The middle axis is a paved path with cover leading to middle hall. There are also three houses in the middle and back halls, connected with walkway and corridor. Over the main door, there is a stone plaque of Marquis Cai Memorial, a stone couplet of “with beautiful pool and shining moon, the style of the original residence remains here”.

Cai Lun invented paper-making in 105 A.D, made the world first plant tissue paper, rewriting the history of bamboo and cloth writing note. It became one of the four greatest inventions in ancient times of China. More than a thousand years later, the skill of paper-making is passed to the Eastern Asia and Europe.

Transport: Take No.2 Bus in Leiyang downtown area
Tel:0734-4332082
Admission (for reference): RMB10 yuan/adult
Opening hour: 8:00--18:00
Location:No.2 Caizichi Lane, Leiyang city

 

 

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