A family from Hunan province has lived in a giant cave among deep mountains and old forests for over 200 years, how did they live?
I remember that Mr. Tao Yuanming in Peach Blossom Spring described Taohuayuan as a paradise. With faster and faster pace of modern life, people are also eager to find such a paradise to live for a while and enjoy peace and bustle..
Unlike many home-made artificial peach orchards on market,in depths of Hunan mountains, there is a place that can be called a modern paradise. and their lives are not known to outsiders. .
(1) Mysterious cave building
This place is located deep in mountains of Chenzhou City, Hunan Province. Chenzhou City, Hunan Province, has always been known to netizens for its Danxia landform. But what netizens don't know is that there is a very large cave deep in mountains here, inhabited by a family that has raised more than ten generations of this family.
This place is called Lion Tank, and locals built their cave houses here. Everyone can imagine that there are still a few houses left in cave, which, one might say, is quite surprising. Of course, because of cave's unique benefits, houses here don't need to think too much about wind and rain protection.
Their roofs don't even need reinforcement. There are even many houses built right next to rocks. Today, there are many abandoned old houses in cave, some of them have lost their walls and look dilapidated, and some are still standing, but inside is already empty.
But most of these houses have a peculiarity, that is, roofs are especially blackened. According to local residents, this is due to fact that when cooking in a clay oven at home, smoke is not removed.
(2) He lived for more than a dozen generations, and now there are very few of them left
Communicating with locals, we learned that their ancestors came here hundreds of years ago and settled here. How they found this place and reasons for their settlement are unknown . But since they came here, this family has multiplied here for fourteen generations.
There is prosperity and decline. At most, thirteen families lived here at same time. The number reached dozens. But wheel of history always rolls forward. Reform and opening up brought new opportunities, and people's way of life has undergone fundamental changes.
It is obvious that Taohuayuan's closed life can no longer meet needs of people here. Heavy mountains and hard-to-reach vehicles also blocked communications between locals and outside world. But who doesn't yearn for outside world? What if there is a sea on other side of mountain?
So young people took initiative to go out first, and after young people stabilized their heels on outside, they picked up their parents and wives. Gradually, population decline of this village becomes faster and faster, and now there are only two families left in Shishitan. Compared to colorful outside world, they are more concerned about place where their ancestors lived for generations, and they prefer a quiet life, clean and serene.
These two families are a couple of brothers, but it's obviously impossible to be self-sufficient here. They also took advantage of development of times and unique lifestyle of Shizitans to open a farmhouse.
Invite more interested people here so that they can experience life of Tanju and expand their resources. He can not only better protect his hometown, but also achieve his own prosperity. Today, two brothers have built a new home for themselves here, live independently, raise chickens and ducks, and enjoy pastoral life.
(3) The access method is more like "Peach Blossom Spring"
Because unique lifestyle here has attracted many interested friends who want to travel from other places. But I must remind everyone that this place is deep in mountains, location is very difficult to find, and it is very easy to get lost.
At same time, due to special geographical position, mountain road is also very difficult to pass. It is not a winding mountain road, but a gravel road. It is also very difficult for cars to pass here. Some places are very narrow, and on gravel roads it is easy to puncture the tires of cars. Of course, you can also go to Taohuayuan by boat.
If you want to take a boat, you need to contact local boatman in advance to send everyone. Because taking boat also requires someone familiar with area to lead ahead.
In fact, Shizitang not only has cultural label of Taohuayuan, its unique Danxia landform, humanistic landform endowed with time changes, and development path of this place in history are actually its cultural labels. .
With development of tourism industry, decoration of technical facilities is not a top priority at present. Cultural heritage and cultural labels are more and more on minds of people.
The lion tank has such a unique cultural label and I believe it can attract more tourists to help promote economic development here.
So that those locals who have left their hometowns can return to places where their ancestors have lived for generations and use their hands and feet to create value for their future. This is also original intention and goal of our development of tourism resources in recent years.