Speaking of famous ancient towns in China, you will certainly be the first time to think of Lijiang Ancient City, Pingyao Ancient City, Phoenix Ancient City ...... In addition to these, there are many niche but worth a visit to the ancient towns in the country, today a small summary to recommend 7 rarely mentioned ancient towns!
Qingyan Ancient Town
Located in the southern suburb of Guiyang City, Huaxi District, Qingyan Ancient Town has a large number of ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties well preserved in the town.
The town's buildings are built on the mountain, the walls are built on the cliff with huge stones, and the town's superb stone and wood carving techniques are a major attraction.
The stone-paved ancient post road is twisted and complicated, and along both sides of the street are local specialty stores with special snacks such as marinated pig's feet, baked bean curd and rose candy, which are also unique in flavor.
Avid photographers recommend this characteristic stone alley in the old town - Back Street. The stone paved street, after hundreds of years of washing and sharpening, can be seen by the light, deep and quiet. The street is bordered by layers of stone walls, and the road is narrow and quiet, undulating along the mountain, making it an excellent place for photography.
Tips: Most of the attractions in the town are ancient buildings of different styles, each attraction is charged separately, if you come for the first time, you can buy a combined ticket to sweep through all the attractions in the old town. If you just want to spend a leisurely day in the old town, you can choose a few attractions and buy them separately according to your needs.
Xingping Ancient Town
Located in the north of Yangshuo on the Li River, it is a major tourist town in Yangshuo. Although it is not a big town, don't underestimate it, it has a history of more than 1700 years. The outline of the city walls is still clear, and ancient streets, bridges, theatres and temples can be seen everywhere in the town, and when you stroll through these ancient bricks and tiles, it is as if you can see the original scene of horses and carriages coming and going and bustling in the town.
There is a bamboo raft dock at the riverside of the ancient town, where you can take a boat to the "Yellow Cloth Reflection" scenery, which is also the location of the back of the twenty yuan RMB.
Yangshuo West Street
West Street is the most historical street in Yangshuo. The street surface is paved with betel marble, dark green and oily; along the street are low brick houses left over from the Qing Dynasty, with white powder walls and red windows, reflecting the ancient and elegant architecture of Lingnan. Unlike the beautiful natural scenery of other ancient towns, what is fascinating here is its strong humanistic style. Stone roads, northern Gui houses, bars, restaurants, inns, folk artists, rock climbing bars, tourists of different colors, etc., "West Street" is said to have everything, walking in the West Street, you can feel what is the fire and smoke of the world!
Taohuayuan Ancient Town
"Peach Blossom Source Ancient Town" is located in Changde, Hunan, a city long known as the home of fish and rice. As the saying goes, there are people in Peach Blossom Source. Here there are thousand-year-old pines, ten thousand rods of bamboo; water has a quiet stream, the blue lake wave light; road has a small bridge, ancient road slanting sun; buildings are staggered, the pavilions compete, pavilions than the seclusion; both Wenxing set of sages, monks and Taoist traces of humanities; also has a spiritual turtle drilling well, Chen Bi split cave myth. All of them are telling visitors what is the "paradise".
This is a "thousand-year-old town hanging on the waterfall", the center of the town is built on a tall rock, a drop of dozens of meters waterfall hanging at the foot of the ancient town.
The water of the waterfall flows into the Youshui River waterfall next to the "Tudor King's Palace", which was the residence of the frontier Tudor, and the "Palace" is also the best place to see the town, where you can see the hammock, the waterfall and the Youshui River under the waterfall.
Walking along the old streets paved with green slabs in the old town, passing by the walls of the homes that have been discolored and blackened by the years, it is as if you are looking through the history of the old town.
Zengcuo Aun is located on the island road of Xiamen. Technically speaking, it is not an ancient town anymore, but has slowly transformed from a simple fishing village on the sea to a hot cultural and creative village today. But if you are willing to take the time to walk into it and savor it, you will find that it still stubbornly retains the quaintness of the bones of the fishing village, its history, its flavor, its posture are hidden in the deep alleys that are not easy to notice, hidden in the murmur of the old red brick houses.
Shuhe Ancient Town
Everyone knows that there is an ancient city of Lijiang in Dali, but few people know that there is a quiet ancient town of Shuhe next to the ancient city of Lijiang. It is a well-preserved important market town on the ancient tea-horse road, and is a living specimen of the transition from farming to commercial civilization of the Naxi ancestors.
Blossom River ancient town by the mountains and water, the houses are staggered, the lanes flowing water, the black shiny green stones, the mottled stone slope road, the old man sitting ...... good a quiet and quaint!
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