The Poem Wall in Changde

Why is The Poem Wall So Special?

China’s Changde Poetry Wall was named “the world’s longest wall of poetry, calligraphy and painting carving art” by kiness Headquarters, and was praised as “a great creation” by former Premier Zhu Rongji. Wang Daohan, president of the Association for Cross-Strait Relations, praised Changde’s poetry wall not only as a great sight, but also as a unique feature of Changde. The Chinese Poetry Society awarded it the title of “National Advanced Unit of Poetry Education”. Wandering by the wall of poetry, Changde’s rich culture of Jingchu and Xianghu are coming.

Where is The Poem Wall

Changde Poetry Wall is located outside the Yuanshui Flood Control Wall in Wuling District of Changde City. On September 5, 2000, the Shanghai Guinness World Headquarters officially named it “the world’s longest poetry, calligraphy, painting and carving art wall”, making it go down in the annals of world cultural engineering.

Main Attraction of The Poem Wall

  • For 3,000 years, poems spanning five continents have not been dated since the pre-Qin period, and famous poems of past dynasties have been highlighted. This is a collection of poems by five continents, the first of which is meaningful.
  • The Second Collection of Calligraphy by Mo Bao in Yiqiang
    948 calligraphers from all over the country, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, splashed ink. More than 30 senior scholars such as Xiao Xian, Yin Shoushi, Lu Shi and Li Bairen left behind their outstanding achievements. Mao Zedong’s “Linjiangxian to Comrade Ding Ling” is the first time that his precious handwriting has appeared on the wall of poetry.
  • Three Paintings with Distinctive Artistic Features
    Forty-three Chinese and foreign stone carvings are of high artistic quality. Zhou Lingzhao, a famous painter from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, and his wife Chen Ruoju, an old professor from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, created two large paintings of “Warm Spring in Yuanjiang River” and “Flowers in Lishui River”, each 30 meters high and 2 meters long, which have been praised by contemporary art circles as having high ornamental value and historical value. Chen Baiyi, a master of fine brushwork in Chinese painting, and his son Chen Mingda created “The Painting of Famous Sages”, which is called the fine work of fine brushwork figure painting. Wang Gangqing and Wei Hongyan, associate professors of the Fine Arts Department of Capital Normal University, created the “Battle of Changde between China and Japan”. They participated in the International Art Exhibition for the 50th Anniversary of the Victory of the Anti-Fascist War and won the silver medal.
  • Engraving the Combination of Traditional Technology and Modern Technology
    After a long period of exploration, the poem wall innovation adopts modern engraving technology with mechanical sand blasting as the main and traditional technology as the auxiliary, with fast speed and good quality, which can well maintain the verve and style of the original works. Yang engraving, Yin engraving, flat groove, round groove, turtle groove, corner groove, bean plate grain, etc. are all available. And created a “black, white and gray” three-color engraving technology.

Best Time to Travel The Poem Wall

The best time to travel is late spring and early summer.

Changde city belongs to the zone where the humid monsoon climate in the middle subtropics transits to the humid monsoon climate in the north subtropics. The climate is warm, with four distinct seasons, short spring and autumn and long summer and winter. Heat is abundant, rainfall is abundant, spring temperature is changeable, summer is extremely hot, autumn rain is cold and autumn, and winter is extremely cold.

How To Get There 

  • By bus
    Take bus no 2 and bus no 40 to Wuling development zone, or Wuling square, and then walk for two minutes to shiqiang museum.

Useful Travel Tips

Admission Fee free
Opening Hours  all day long

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Edited by Doreen/张洋