Welcome to Jīngzhōu
Easily reached by fast train from Wǔhàn, Jīngzhōu (荆州) is the charming former capital of the Chu kingdom during the Eastern Zhou. Its ancient origins are found within the city wall, one of China's finest. There are a number of period temples still standing plus a tremendous museum which holds a 2000-year-old Han body. The largest collection of Chu kingdom tombs ever discovered lies underground at Xióngjiā Zhǒng, the best known of several ancient burial sites scattered across the fertile neighbouring countryside.