Huanglongxi Old Town
30 kilometers (18.6 miles) southeast from Chengdu,Shuangliu County，Chengdu City
The hisory of Huanglongxi can be gone back toward the Western Han (206 BC-24 AD). During the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), the town was of incredible military significance toward the south of Chengdu (the capital of Shu Kingdom).Legend story tells it was monitored by troops when Zhuge Liang, one of the most well known strategists in whole Chinese history, statesman and ideologist, drove a southern military campaign. The loss of this undertaking speeded up the breakdown of Kingdom of Shu. As a Cheng Xiang (an antiquated term for premier) of the Shu Kingdom, Zhuge Liang was also renowned in Chinese history for his ability to predict with divine exactness.
Main Attraction of Huanglongxi
Seven Ancient Streets in Huanglongxi Ancient Town
With numerous beautiful spots of intrigue, Huanglongxi Ancient Town is worth for a visit to appreciate the old Chinese culture and customs.
Seven old streets, which were worked during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties, are all good preserved. They are altogether cleared with stone pieces, and the yard segments on the two sides are methodical exhibited.
The Gulong Temple, the Zhenjiang Temple and the Chaoyin Temple are three old sanctuaries in the focal road. They, together with the two different sanctuaries in the external zone, pull in numerous guests from home and abroad.Walking through the street, visitors will see many historical civilian residences of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. While traveling along the river, one can have a view of the houses of styles, which fully represent the pile-dwelling architecture of Shu people.And there are six old trees more than 800 years old complement the ancient town
Other Relics in Huanglongxi Ancient Town
Besides the old streets and temples, visitors in Huanglongxi still can find many other attractions in Huanglongxi, such as Ancient Buddha Cave, the Buddha Weir and the ancient Battlefield. Many cliff tombs of Han Dynasty with prominent historical significance has been found in 21 century.
In addition, many cultural and recreational activities are going on whenever there is a festival. To explore the customs here, which hang over from the old days, is an interesting experience.
Moreover, due to its beautiful scenery and ancient architecture, Huanglongxi Ancient Town is an ideal place to make costume films. More than one hundred films and TV plays have been produced here so far, including popular ones like Rabbi Haideng, Zhuo Wenjun and Sima Xiangru, and The Songstresses.
Residential buildings in Huanglongxi ancient town were built along the stream. Chinese think that rivers are like Chinese dragons and the old town is twined and protected by many "dragons" . Children and adults are all enjoy the playing in the water during the summer time. It can be like a fairyland for water fight.Streams and rivers are lovely and clear, with distant mountains, ancient streets and ancient trees as a background, presenting you with the original picture of peaceful life.
Local Foods in Huanglongxi Ancient Town
Huanglongxi ancient town famous food includes, the pearl tofu pudding, stir-fried eggs with wild vegetable, the stewed yellow hot ding that you must have to taste.The most enjoyable is to hire a small boat, call all kinds of delicious food on board, while enjoying the scenery on both sides.There are also many special snacks, such as: Tintin sugar, special sesame cake. The sesame cake here is the only provincial intangible cultural heritage.
Huanglongxi Ancient Town opens all day without admission fee.
Summer time is busiest time of Huanglongxi because of water play. It is very kids-friendly.
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