Enshi is surrounded by mountains, and the Enshi Tusi site is located in the northwestern section of the city. It is characterized by the ancient Tusi Manor estate, which covers an area of 200,000 square meters.
The Tangya River passes in front, and Xuanwu Mountain towers behind. This Tusi site was an important strategic site which featured many unique landscapes.
It is called a "city within a city." This area vividly displays elements of the Tujia and Miao cultures. Jiujin Hall (九进堂) is located at the heart of the Enshi Tusi site.
As a typical Tusi palace, it is the largest and most complex building in the area. The houses are arranged in neat rows, and there are nine courtyards; for this reason, it is called Jiujin Hall. (hubei.gov.cn by Ruan Xinqi)