6 beautiful old towns that you must visit in this life, if you are tired, go and stay for a few days~
Do you, like me, from time to time want to put aside your current life and find an ancient city to live in peace for a few days?
Either a place surrounded by rivers, or a place with simple flowers, or a place that seems simple but is rare in this chaotic world...
Willows are like smoke, sleeves are full of flowers, bridge is flowing...
No one will urge you to succeed, return to most comfortable and comfortable state of life and become your real self for a few days~
1. Lijiang Shuhe Ancient City
Shuhe Ancient Town is an important part of Lijiang Old Town. It is a World Cultural Heritage Site and National Level 4A Scenic Spot. It is known as "Chinese Charming City - City with Better Living Environment".
Shuhe, called "Shaowu" in Naxi, means "village under peak". The ancient city of Shuhe is one of first settlements of ancestors of Naxi in Lijiangbazi.
Shuhe Ancient City is located at an altitude of 2440 meters above sea level, with a core area of about 3 square kilometers, with thousands of households and more than 4,000 indigenous people.
Despite fact that ancient city is small, city is saturated with smell of time, there is always a calm atmosphere in air, and this is place to slow down.
2. Jiaxing Xitang Ancient City
There are three types of sitang: many bridges, many lanes, many corridors and sheds.
With a history of more than a thousand years, Xitang Ancient City is one of China's first famous historical and cultural cities and a 5A National Scenic Spot.
Xitang is located in one of birthplaces of ancient Wuyue culture. It has a fully preserved 250,000 square meters of residential buildings from Ming, Qing and Republic periods. It is an example of residential buildings in Jiangnan water cities.
Sitan is most beautiful after sunset. Red lanterns hanging high, awning boats sailing leisurely, houses with bright lights... Every scene makes people stop.
3. Shaoxing Anchang Ancient City
Anchang Ancient City is about 10 kilometers from Xiaoshan International Airport. It is famous for its economic and cultural prosperity. The ancient city of 1.2 square kilometers is well protected. culture.
The ancient city has a three-mile-long Yihe Ancient Market, with traditional shops and workshops, landscaped arcades, taimen dwellings with white walls and black tiles, winding and deep stone alleys, ancient and colorful stone bridges. , and shuttles. Uppong boats come and go...
"Clean water runs through streets of thousands of residential buildings, a rainbow crosses seventeen bridges" well-deserved reputation! You can even say that this is a typical water town "Surfing on river during Qingming Festival."
Wuzhen, since founding of city in 872 AD. name and address of city have not changed, and traditional buildings are well preserved after a hundred years of wind and rain.
Since ancient times, Wuzhen has four main streets: east, south, west and north, and quarters that pass through it are also divided into four districts.
As an ancient city with largest protected area in China, Wuzhen's deep cultural heritage shows endless charm of ancient oriental civilization.
More than 400,000 square meters of exquisite buildings of Ming and Qing Dynasty, nearly 20,000 meters of criss-crossing rivers, past year's legacy of history and culture, simple and beautiful scenery of water city, unique delicacies and delicacies, and colorful folklore activities. ...
5. Wuyuan Huangling
Huangling, located in Wuyuan County, Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, was built in middle of Ming Dynasty and has over 500 years of history.
Here, terraced fields are covered with emerald green, and the village collects air and clouds, which is why it is called "Tiyun Family".
Huangling is a typical mountain village. During harvest season, hundreds of Huizhou-style houses scattered under sun and colorful fruits on dryers create a magnificent scenery of “autumn sun”.
Zhouzhuang, known in ancient times as Zeguo, covers an area of about 39 square kilometers and is one of six famous cities in south of Yangtze River.
In early morning, city on water wakes up, fire rises on shore, inhabitants wash themselves, and crossing rivers sing old and simple songs.
Walking down Zhongshi Road, colorful white walls and black tiles hide past, protruding canopy provides shade in summer, you don't need an umbrella when you walk on blue stone slabs, and long skirts of passers-by playfully flap in the tailwind.