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Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Situated in Shuangliu County, 30 kilometers southeast from Chengdu, Huanglongxi is an ancient town with a history of more than 1,700 years. As its beautiful natural scenery and ancient Chinese culture, the charming ancient town is greatly admired by visitors from home and abroad. It is a best day trip destination from Chengdu.

The history about Huanglongxi can stretch back to the Western Han dynasty (206 BC-24 AD). During the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), the town was of great military importance to the south of Chengdu (the capital of Shu Kingdom). It was said that Huanglongxi was guarded by troops when Zhuge Liang, famous strategist, statesman and ideologist, led a southern expedition. The loss of this expedition speeded up the collapse of Shu kingdom. As a Cheng Xiang (an ancient term for prime minister) of the Shu Kingdom, he was famous in Chinese history for his talent to foresee with divine accuracy.

Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Hold many scenic places of interest, Huanglongxi Ancient Town is worth a visit to find the old Chinese culture and customs. Seven ancient streets, which were built during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) Dynasties, are well preserved. They are all paved with stone slabs, and the porch columns on both sides are orderly arrayed. The Gulong Temple, the Zhenjiang Temple and the Chaoyin Temple are three ancient temples in the central street. They, together with the two other temples in the outer town area, attract many tourists here to leave their footprints.

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Stand along the street, there are many historical civilian residences of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Stilt houses, along the river, which can fully represent the pile-dwelling culture of Shu people. And walking through the street, you will meet six ancient trees with histories of more than 800 years cast glamour over the old town. Also, many antiquities, such as the Ancient Buddha Cave, the Buddha Weir and the Old Battlefield will find here.

Moreover, due to its beautiful scenery and ancient architecture, more than one hundred films and TV plays have been produced in the town so far, such as Rabbi Haideng, Zhuo Wenjun and Sima Xiangru, and The Songstresses.

In addition to satisfy your visual, Huanglongxi Ancient Town can give you a surprise on the sense of taste. Wandering around the town, many famous local dishes can be found, such as the sesame cakes, the stonewashed bean paste and the fermented beans.

Huanglongxi Ancient Town