Inventory of Top Ten Ancient Cities of Sichuan
It's March, and spring is with us~ Gradually rising temperatures, good spring rain, suitable spring sun... everything seems to be calling to go outside as soon as possible, don't miss this great opportunity in spring!
Sichuan, known as "Land of Abundance" and "Land of Bashu", is also a popular destination for domestic tourism. Check-in to Chengdu, self-driving in western Sichuan... Whether you're a local or a foreign tourist, you can't resist its hot food, stunning natural scenery, and local ancient Shu culture.
"Tianfu Sanjiu Da, walking in Sichuan in comfort" is slogan of local tourism promotion, "three" is Sanxingdui ruins, "nine" is Jiuzhaigou, and "big" is giant pandas.
Today we will talk about top ten most famous ancient cities in Sichuan.
A leisurely and comfortable attitude to life is main feature of ancient Shu civilization. In ancient cities of Sichuan province, one moment you walk through foggy streets and step into a scroll with pictures, and next moment you find yourself in it. old teahouse, drinking tea, playing cards, chatting. Therefore, there is a saying: "If you are young, you will not enter Sichuan."
1. Huanglongxi Ancient City
Huanglongxi Ancient City, known as "Chishui" in ancient times, is located in Shuangliu District of Chengdu City, covering a total area of 50.4 square kilometers and is an AAAA National Tourist Attraction.
The core of ancient city consists of one lake, two rivers, three temples, seven streets and nine lanes, 76 well-preserved houses and three courtyards, folk customs and cultures such as fire dragons, Fuhe boatman singing. , river lights and shift shifts...
A total of 31,200 square meters of traditional buildings still remain in ancient city, of which 13,700 square meters are Qing Dynasty traditional wooden buildings, which are more valuable for protection, have distinctive features, and are well structured. It is most complete residential buildings in western part of Sichuan and a representative ancient city, best preserved ancient city.
The buildings in Huanglongxi Ancient City are mostly old-fashioned wooden structures. The "ancients" are known.
The stream flows through whole city. Going with flow in a boat is like wandering along a historic river, which is why it is also called “ancient water city”.
Huanglongxi Ancient City has been recognized as "Sichuan Scenic Spot", "Chinese Folk Cultural Heritage Tourism Demonstration Zone", a key city for development of tourism in Chengdu, "Chengdu New Ten Scenic Spots" and a famous historical and cultural center. city in China.
Special delicacies of ancient city include burnt-skin elbow, pearl bean curd, scrambled eggs with wild vegetables, fried wild vegetables, diced yellow and spicy meat stew, cat fish, diced sugar, larvae and shrimp , spicy tempeh, etc. This is most popular "one noodle".
2. Lanzhong Ancient City
Lanzhong Ancient City, located in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, is an AAAAA National Tourist Attraction, Millennial County, one of China's four largest ancient cities (Sichuan Lanzhong, Yunnan Lijiang, Shanxi Pingyao, Anhui Huizhou). , hometown of Chinese culture of Spring Festival, with a total area of 4.59 square kilometers and more than 2,300 years of history.
Lanzhong Ancient City is a city built according to theory of astronomy and geomantic omens during Tang Dynasty. The golden ginkgo leaves and red walls seem to instantly take people back to Tang Dynasty.
There are 8 key national cultural relic protection units in ancient city, including Zhangfei Temple, Yongan Temple, Wulong Temple, Tengwang Pavilion, Guanyin Temple, Baba Temple, Dafo Temple, and North Sichuan Dao Gongyuan; Shaojiawan Tombs, Wenbi Pagoda, 22 provincial-level cultural relic protection units, including Shishi Guangmo Rock Statue, Leishen Cave Rock Statue, Niwang Cave Rock Statue, Former Red Army 4th Frontal Army Political Headquarters Building, Huaguang Building and Temple Lanwen. It combines Ba culture, Feng Shui culture, Three Kingdoms culture, Folk culture and Red culture.
The specialties of ancient city include baoning vinegar, white sugar steamed buns, pressed baoning wine, zhangfei beef, canned eggs, cold beef noodles), beef offal noodles, soup noodles, hot jelly, etc.
3. Jiezi Ancient City
Jiezi Ancient City is located in Chongzhou, Chengdu, at foot of Fengqi Mountain, 25 km northwest of Chongzhou City, and is connected to Qingcheng Back Mountain.
There are 32 temples and other historical sites in ancient city, with Guangyan Temple, Jin Dynasty Ancient Temple, as well as Fengqi Mountain Scenic Tourist Area, a thousand acres of virgin forest, a thousand-year-old ginkgo, a thousand-year-old ancient Nan, an ancient pagoda Qing Dynasty, Late Qing Dynasty and Early Republic of China Ancient Building Street, Song Dynasty National Hero Wang Xiaobo Uprising Site, Former Residence of Tang Qiu, Tang Dynasty Poet, Guluntan, Wuguituo, Yunwu Cave and other scenic spots.
Jiezi City borders Dujiangyan to northeast. The Weijiang River, a tributary of Minjiang River, flows through mouth of city of Jiezi. It is known as "Water City in Western Sichuan" and "Qingcheng's Back Garden". ".
Speaking of food, there are Jiezi soup sesame cakes and Tianzhutang chicken pieces, both of which have title of "Chengdu's Famous Snacks".
4. Luodai Ancient City
Luodai Ancient City, located in Longquany District of Chengdu City, was built during Three Kingdoms and Shuhang period, covering a total area of more than 20,000 square meters.
Luodai Ancient City is best-preserved ancient Hakka city in suburbs of Chengdu. The city has over 20,000 Hakka residents, accounting for 90% of city's population, which is why it is also known as Hakka City in western China."
Because it is close to Chengdu, it is called "the back garden of Chengdu".
The ancient city consists of three parts: Luodai Ancient City Main Protected Area, Jinlong Lake Scenic Area, and Baosheng Original Hakka Village.
The millennium street and Hakka dwellings in ancient city are well preserved. The most famous is Randen Temple, which is a beautiful work of ancient Chinese architecture "Grand View Garden".
Most of the delicacies are Sichuan Hakka dishes such as sad jelly, smoked butter hot goose, judo banquet bowl (baba banquet), swan egg (sugar butter fruit), Luodai lamb soup, chicken fir (meat) mushroom dough. soup.
5. Taoping Qiang Village
Taoping Qiang Village is located in Taoping Township on bank of Zagunao River, Li County, Aba Prefecture, 16 km from Wenchuan City and 139 km from Chengdu, in an important scenic spot of circle.
Taoping Qiang Village is world's best-preserved residential watchtower and residential complex, known as "natural air conditioning". Residents' houses are connected with each other, and perfect network of underground waters, passages stretching in all directions, and labyrinth-style architectural art integrating watchtowers have been noted by Chinese and foreign scholars as "living fossils of Qiang architectural art" and "mysterious oriental castles ". ".
When you arrive at village, you will have opportunity to listen to Qiang flute, sing and dance, and drink mountain barley wine.
Delicacies here should be indispensable for Qiang family's cured pork, fragrant pork leg and Liugou meat, as well as wild vegetables such as mountain dragon beard, bracken, qilongbao and, of course, mountain barley wine.
6. Anren Ancient City
Anren Ancient City, located in Dayi County, Chengdu, 41 km from Chengdu, on Chengdu-Wenqiong Expressway and West Sichuan Tourist Ring Road. It is a famous historical and cultural city, one of ten most charming cities in Chengdu and one of fourteen priority development cities in Chengdu.
The ancient city has a long history and was first built during Tang Dynasty.
Most of existing old quarter buildings in ancient city were built during late Qing Dynasty and early Republic of China.
In Liu Manor's new mansion, Western Sichuan Folklore Museum showcases customs and customs of modern Sichuan with unique depictions of Bashu culture and folk customs.
Recommended food: fragrant Jianqingkou chicken, Golden Pagoda Melaleuca meat, fragrant rice fish, Xuewang fatty intestine, mung bean curd, host ribs, Tanzi meat, brown sugar fermented rice, ice powder, sanbuzhan, Yichun bean curd, on Anrenle Road. food street, you can eat Anren food.
7. Shangli Ancient City
Shangli Ancient City is located in Yucheng District of Ya'an City, 27 km from downtown Ya'an and about 136 km from downtown Chengdu. Provincial Highway 105 (Yashang Line) passes through city from south to north.
Shangli Ancient City is a famous historical and cultural city in Sichuan Province.
There are bridge culture of different styles, unique arch culture, rare and interesting spring culture, realistic tower culture and exquisite architectural culture...
Surrounded by mountains and rivers, idyllic hills and wooden houses, city still has many buildings on stilts in style of Ming and Qing dynasties.
In terms of food, there are Ya'an snacks, be sure to try Cheng Liangfen and Wu Chaoshou, as well as local delicacies such as kebab, teppanyaki and shish kebab.
8. Pingle Ancient City
Pingle Ancient City, located in Qionglai, Chengdu, 93 kilometers from Chengdu, is a famous historical and cultural city in China with over 2,000 years of history.
The Baimo River, originating from Yuxiao Peak in Tiantai Mountains, flows through ancient city from west to north. The city has old banyan trees, Baimo River, hanging legs built along river, streets paved with blue stones, and endless bamboo sea... for millennia Together they cultivated idyllic scenery of people in ancient city and cultivated natural and fresh local culture of the ancient city of Pingle.
The famous "Nine Ancients" in city (ancient streets, ancient temples, ancient bridges, ancient trees, ancient dams, ancient squares, ancient roads, ancient styles and ancient songs) carry Pingle's endless Taoism and endless stories. Charm.
The scenery outside city is even more amazing: Lugou Natural Scenic Area, Jinhua Mountain Scenic Area, Jinjigou Scenic Area, Swan Mountain Scenic Area, and Qin Han Ancient Post Road Scenic Area...
Be sure to try Yeer Ba special treat, as well as milk noodle soup, bobo chicken, xuewang, river fish, rare mushrooms, bamboo shoot fried chicken, white meat soup, etc.
9. Lizhuang Ancient City
Lizhuang Ancient City, located in Cuiping District, Yibin, Sichuan Province, is named after large natural stone pillar in city, commonly known as "Lizhuang". Famous historical and cultural cities, national historical and cultural cities.
The city was a fishing village in ancient times, with a history of 1460 years. The layout and style of ancient cities of Ming and Qing dynasties have been preserved. Most of stone streets were built during Qing Dynasty. There are ancient buildings of "Nine Palaces and Eighteen Temples" and "Lizhuang" Halls, pavilions, steles and windows of Four Wonders (Xianluo Hall, Kuixing Pavilion, Nine Dragon Stele and Baihe Window).
The main protected area of the ancient city covers an area of 1 square kilometer, and there are scenic spots such as Yuwang Palace, Dongyu Temple, Nanhua Palace, and Lizhuang Cultural Anti-Japanese Military Museum.
The city was also one of cultural centers behind lines during Anti-Japanese War. In 1939, more than a dozen institutions of higher learning and research institutes, including Tongji University, moved to Lizhuang. Li Ji, Liang Sicheng, Lin Huiyin, Tong Dizhou and other experts, scholars have gathered in Lizhuang for six years.
As for food, Lizhuang Sanbai (white wine, white meat, white cake), especially "lizhuang, knife-sliced garlic and white meat", as well as white sliced chicken, white sliced rabbit, as well as lizhuang peanuts and lizhuang huang. spicy Ding and Lizhuang Huangba.
10. Xilai Ancient City
Xilai Ancient City, located in Pujiang County of Chengdu City, covers an area of 79 square kilometers and has more than 1,700 years of history.
In ancient city, a large number of people's houses in western part of Sichuan from Ming and Qing dynasties have been preserved intact, and 12 famous thousand-year-old banyan trees grow here.
A murmuring stream, verdant banyan trees, gray houses, ancient streets, bridges, flowing water, houses, natural freshness exude a slight historical charm and strong folk customs~
Foods include fried pork feet, fried fatty intestines, bean curd and blood, and Pujiang oranges are also very good in autumn and winter.