National Stone Museum, a captivating establishment

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The city of Wuhan is always a fascinating place to visit. An excellent place to stay in this appealing city would be serviced apartments Wuhan offers like the convenient Citadines ZhuanKou Wuhan. This appealing accommodation offers attractive rooms and considerate hospitality.

The National Stone Museum in Wuhan is a fascinating establishment that is frequented by local residents as well as visitors from abroad. As its name suggests this engrossing museum is devoted to the different kinds of stone to be found in the vast extent of China. The museum features a mesmerizing array of various kinds of stones, all originating from China except for a solitary exhibit brought over from Malaysia. Some of the stone exhibits originated from Hainan province of the southern region of China, whilst others originated in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, the western province of Gansu and still others in the eastern province of Suzhou.

Amongst this vast collection pride of place goes to the four best-known varieties of stones; namely the Lingbi, Taihu, Yingde and Yuha varieties. Other well-recognized stones are those belonging to the Qingtian, Shoushan, Guanglu, Chanhai and Balin categories. The most prized specimen on display at the museum is a piece of valuable crystal which has the distinction of being amongst the largest of its kind in the whole of China. The stones displayed at the museum have been categorized paying attention to their vein, figure, the kind of fossil and mineral components. All of the stones on display are intact and in their natural state. Further most of the stones have certain significant peculiarities, such as being exceptionally large, slender, odd, elegant, rugged or translucent.

In Chinese culture the appreciation of varieties of stones stretches back to the ancient Jin Dynasty. Chinese connoisseurs have developed profound tastes and expertise in appreciating different kinds of stones, and this art remains highly developed today. The art of appreciating stones is also highly regarded in other countries across the globe.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

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