"The best attitude to live is not to run non-stop all the way, but to live up to it. Not to let down every flower around, not to let down the little by little around to have, to appreciate with heart, to love, to be grateful. Every moment, every moment."
-- Ding Limei
These days, Chinese cities brush the presence of a wide range of ways, but to say that the most "alternative" most "out of the loop", it must also be the evaluation of "no presence" of the presence.
But no presence also has the advantage of no presence, precisely because the reputation is not obvious, it is more able to retain its years.
If you had to choose one of the following 10 forgotten cities and had to choose one to live in for a short period of time, where would you choose?
For centuries, Zhangzhou has played the role of a nobody in the historical narrative, it is used to commuting between land and sea, placing its small days in the sunrise and moonset.
Zhangzhou is always slow, regardless of external disturbances.
In the "fast food culture" is increasingly prevalent now, Zhangzhou is also a special word nostalgia for the past - ancient breakfast taste.
Zhangzhou creates a whirlwind of fast walking time, retaining things that are familiar and intimate.
Whether it's the familiar country voice in the air, or the old sunset standing in the tulou, and the taste of the gods that have accompanied generations of people in the streets.
Linxia, located in the transition zone between the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the Loess Plateau, lives in the northwest, and the altitude difference makes an invisible barrier built here. When we turn over the map, it may be difficult to notice it, but once you have been here, the purity and heaviness of Linxia is a long-lasting thought in your mind.
Linxia is like an aged wine, which becomes more and more fragrant with the years.
The history of tens of millions of years of geological evolution and thousands of years of human civilization are faithfully recorded here like the annual rings of trees, with traces of one day and one night.
Special location conditions have created Linxia's diverse natural resources, high gorges and flat lakes, Bingling Danxia, snowy mountains and meadows ...... The mountains and rivers, the lush forests and the outstanding natural landscape of the plateau make up the new Linxia, which is poetic and romantic.
In Beihai, you can think of the sun, sand, waves, seafood and other elements of the coastal city are all available. At the same time, various folk cultures coexist here in collision and intermingling.
Living in Beihai, you can.
Stroll through the streets of Qiaogang with the salty sea breeze and feel the fusion of exotic Southeast Asian flavors and local fishing port culture.
Take a ferry to Weizhou Island for a brief moment of isolation and enjoy a place of peace of mind constructed by food and beauty.
Step on the soft and delicate white sand and pace the silver beach, feel the coolness of the sea water over the back of your feet and the warmth of the sunshine.
Shuttling through the streets and alleys of the old streets, watching motorcycles and electric cars merge into the crowd and traffic .......
Being here, as if breathing can become light, the slow rhythm of life embraces all the tired breath, so that people enjoy a moment of relaxation in the noisy smoke and mirrors, can slow down a little, and then slow down a little ......
Jinan, as the capital of Shandong Province, although it does not have Qingdao out of the circle, but if you have a careful understanding of this city will find that Jinan, worthy of our taste.
The geographical location by the mountains and the rich spring water from ancient times make Jinan, a northern city, "mountains, springs, lakes, rivers and cities" all in one.
The spring water has given Jinan an aura of spirituality that is not inferior to that of Jiangnan. According to statistics, there are more than 800 springs in Jinan, and "spring water in every house and weeping willow in every household" is a true reflection of the old city of Jinan.
In China, probably can no longer find a city such as Jinan as the spring water into the blood, customs. No matter how things have changed, carrying bottles and jars to play spring water has long been the daily routine of generations of Jinan people.
Taizhou, a famous cultural city with a history of more than 2100 years, has a strong historical and cultural atmosphere when you stroll through its streets and alleys.
Taizhou, which was only separated from Yangzhou in 1996, is considered to be the youngest city in Jiangsu. Even though the city does not have a strong presence in the public eye, when it comes to food, Taizhou certainly has a place.
The food culture of Yang and Tai for thousands of years is not divided, as one of the four major cuisines in China - Huaiyang cuisine co-creation place, Taizhou has almost all the fine and famous dishes of Huaiyang cuisine.
In the lively teahouse, a pot of tea, a stack of hot dry silk, a cage, a bowl of fish soup noodles, that is, "a tea three points side", is a slow morning.
There are not only the endless Huaiyang delicacies to eat, but also the endless ancient charm of the water city and the magnificent natural scenery.
Among the many cities in Sichuan, little mention is made of Luzhou, the small city formerly known as Jiangyang, which is overshadowed by a host of Sichuan tourist destinations. But Luzhou, which has an indelible place in the Chinese liquor world, has the cold knowledge that 23 out of every 100 bottles of liquor produced in China come from Luzhou.
With the praise of "China's Wine City", Luzhou is "drunk with a thousand families and fragrant with ten miles of open bottles.
In addition, it has a deep enough historical origin, the attitude of life is not inferior to that of Chengdu, and it also has a unique taste of the river city that is different from other Sichuan cities.
For Luzhou, the Yangtze River, which nurtures many kinds of organisms, is the richest and most complete market for food products. The Yangtze River is the richest and most complete food market for Luzhou people, so it is natural that various kinds of river food become the food of Luzhou people.
Luzhou, brewed wine, can brew "happiness".
In Luzhou, wine tasting, fresh food, visiting ancient times, scenic views and a leisurely slow life are the main tones.
Since the Northern Song Dynasty, this place has been given the name of Xining, which means "peace in the west". Just like this meaning, Xining is a pleasant city to live in, and its cool and pleasant climate in summer has earned it the reputation of "Summer Capital of China".
As the first city on the Tibetan Plateau, Xining is an accommodating city.
Walking in the streets of Xining, you will rub shoulders with many different people.
There are lamas slowly walking on the path outside the monastery, draped in fuchsia monk's skirt; there are pilgrims who look solemn and kowtow once every three steps; there are Muslim girls wrapped in headscarves; there are also Tibetans holding the sutra spinning ......
Among China's many seaside cities, Zhanjiang is really low-key.
Even if it can use "up to 1556 kilometers of coastline, more than 140 islands" to Versailles, even if it is the longest coastline in Guangdong Province, the most islands, the most sea flavor of the prefecture-level city, even if it is in the major film and television IP frequent appearances as a location .....
In Zhanjiang, walking along the coastline in the morning and evening, tropical trees such as wood sisal, coconut trees, palm trees and southern fir trees are set against the sun, the beach and the sea, and there is always the illusion of "living in the ocean and occasionally coming out of the sea for air".
Compared to the French style in Xiashan District, the old streets in Chikan can feel the traces of Zhanjiang's years, and are more urban and humane.
Zhanjiang people have a passion for the sea and a casual nature, and have developed a sunny and open-minded civilian temperament, which is probably the city's most irreplaceable charm.
Baoji, with a long history of more than 3,200 years, is the opening place of the 800-mile Qin River, the hometown of the Yandi Emperor, and the birthplace of the Qin accent. The Qinling Mountains are its background, and the Wei River, the first major tributary of the Yellow River, is its endless nostalgia.
A variety of business cards like a spotlight on its body, all kinds of people came once and fell in love with it.
It is not a southern city, but it also takes into account the beauty and warmth of the south.
With a forest cover of 48.6%, the natural scenery of alpine meadows, canyon rivers, cliffs and layers of forests can easily be seen here in Baoji.
It is said that Baoji is a small treasure city delayed by the name, into Baoji, it is easy to walk from the ancient streets into history, from the busy to cozy, from the skyscrapers to the charming landscape.
Tonglu is located in three rivers and two lakes (three rivers refer to Xin'an River, Fuchun River, Qiantang River; two lakes refer to West Lake and Thousand Island Lake), natural conditions are unique, since ancient times that the "mountain green, water show, history, leisure, the realm of ghost" famous in the world.
Here is "China's private courier hometown", shentong, zhongtong, yuantong, yunda (commonly known as "three pass a da") courier company "master" are from here; Fan Zhongyan love here deeply, he walked through the mountains and waters here, see the world, leaving a "dash Tonglu County - ten".
Blue water, green mountains, villages, people ....... Together portrayed Tonglu this "Fuchun mountains dwelling picture".
Although everyone is in default: the day will get better every day, but in these past two years, especially this year, what we believe in seems more and more distant from us.
We are trapped in one riddle of time and the whirlpool of life after another, but please also remember: life itself, is the big thing in life.