6th December 2020 Postcrossing meetup in Xiamen l Susong’s 1000th birthday

:world_map:  PROVINCE: Fujian
:world_map:  CITY: Xiamen
:pushpin:  MEETUP PLACE:Tong’an District
:alarm_clock:  DATE & TIME: 14:00
:page_facing_up:  MEETUP PLAN: Special tour

#About our meetup postcards
1.Susong’s 1000th birthday | design by Esther

Su Song, from Tong’an District, Xiamen. Throughout his life, Su Song was an outstanding politician, diplomat, writer, historian, and a little-known scientist. He led the creation of the world’s oldest astronomical clock, the “Water Transport Apparatus Observatory”, which opened the way for the escapement of modern clocks. There are works such as “Picture Jing Materia Medica”, “New Ritual and Image Method”, “Su Wei Gong Collection” and other works have been handed down.

2.Xiamen map series—Tong’ an district | design by Mickey

3.Tong’an confucius Temple | design by Mickey

The Confucian Temple is an ancestral temple to commemorate and worship Confucius. After the Ming Dynasty, it was mostly used as a county school, so it is also called the Confucian Temple. The Tongan Confucian Temple is located on the west bank of Dongxi in the old town of Tongan, Xiamen. It was built in the Five Dynasties and was destroyed later. Dacheng Hall was rebuilt in the 32nd year of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1767), covering an area of 1,050 square meters, and was rebuilt in 1987. The Tongan Confucian Temple was not only a place to worship Confucius, but also a classroom for the students around. It is now a county museum, which houses the historical relics and cultural relics of the local eunuchs of Tongan since the Western Han Dynasty. On the north side of the Confucian Temple, there are Xingxian Yucai Fang, Panchi, Guanlan Pavilion and a stone sculpture exhibition field. The site displays more than 200 locally collected stone inscriptions, including tombs in the town of Tang Dynasty, stone generals of Song Dynasty, stone horses of Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty Shi Wengzhong and so on.

-Sending Postcards –
You may also bring your own postcards for friends. All participants can write on it and can get a surprise card in the meetup day. It will be better to contact with me in advance before you plan to join.

#Ask for the meetup card
Find more friends for swap in @Postcrossing_Xiamen at Instagram if you want, Thank you.

By Xiamen Postcrossing Meetup Group