There are so many villages in China, why dare to be called "the world's number one village"? Also known as most beautiful water city in China.
Three words "Shijiazhuang" should come to everyone's mind when mentioning No. 1 village in world, because Shijiazhuang, as a famous tourist attraction in China, is very famous. However, this time I want to mention not Shijiazhuang, but a beautiful urban area located in Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province, which is also center of Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.
Its name comes from Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty. Supposedly, emperor was impressed by its beautiful scenery as he passed Tai'erzhuang on his way south of Yangtze River. Seeing floating houses on water in south of Yangtze River and picturesque Yanyu Bridge in Gusu, Qianlong still felt that this city from Shandong Province is still picturesque, like city on water in south of Yangtze River.
When night falls, night lights turn on in streets, canal begins to glow and flourish under cover of night, and cruise ships ply water. This beautiful city on water, named Qianlong, also begins to show its beauty at night. Impressive scenery.
Tai'erzhuang Ancient City, covering an area of two square kilometers, is largest ancient city in existence and is known as "China's most beautiful water city."
The Living Ancient Canal is laudatory name of World Tourism Organization.
During pre-Qin period, this ancient city began to bear traces of human life, it developed under Tang and Song dynasties, and began to flourish under Ming and Qing dynasties.
The ancient city of Tai'erzhuang not only has southern architectural features, such as water city buildings and Hui style buildings, but also buildings full of northern flavor, such as courtyard architectural style from north. In addition, Taierzhuang also has European-style buildings, so Taierzhuang not only mixes cultures of north and south, but also integrates cultures of China and West.
In this ancient city, well-preserved buildings today include medicine barns, guard gates, temples, water gates, blockhouses, etc. Simplicity and simplicity are main features of Tai'erzhuang Ancient City, and it exhibits characteristics of three-pointed and seven-pointed.
The reason why it is called a beautiful water city is because many of its buildings are built near water, and life near water is its main feature. The whole style shows beauty and dexterity of south, as well as solidity and splendor of north.
Walking around this ancient city, you will see elegant and simple white walls with black tiles, you can also see red brick and red tiles in Zhang Yang's eyes, and you can also appreciate exquisite wood carvings, colorful paintings, shiny and gorgeous, and height of building. The yard is deep.
This ancient water city in east has vertical and horizontal water alleys, and inhabitants live near water. Among remaining sections of canal, it is currently best preserved.
Because Tai'erzhuang is currently only city that can restore canal's original style, National Administration of Cultural Heritage has also included it in list of cities applying for World Heritage List. Due to its special geographical position, this ancient city serves as a transition zone between north and south, and in history many businessmen gathered here.
Different cultures mixed here. It is precisely because Tai'erzhuang has been a very inclusive culture since ancient times that religious culture is also very flourishing in Tai'erzhuang.
Religions here include not only local beliefs, but also traces of Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism and other religions. The educational culture of Tai'erzhuang is also very developed, with many private schools and colleges during Republic of China period.
As a beautiful ancient city, Tai'erzhuang has consistently received many awards. This ancient city is like a bright pearl, although it shines brightly, but, unfortunately, it is covered with dust.
During anti-Japanese war, Tai'erzhuang, as an important geographic location in Xuzhou, was also invaded by Japanese army. The bustling and beautiful landscapes are trampled for no reason, and everything is in disarray, walls are destroyed, and this ancient city is devastated.
Fortunately, indomitable national spirit, national integrity that would rather die than surrender, and heroic spirit of fighting to end made this bitter war a victory. In that glorious war, victory at Tai'erzhuang was a great victory won by blood of countless heroes.
In this ancient city, in addition to picturesque landscapes, a reputation has spread everywhere, and a tenacious and unshakable national integrity has made it thicker. The ancient city prospered and suffered from winds and rains. Under baptism of history, it is still dazzling like a pearl.
This ancient city also has many ruins from Second World War, when Chinese clanged iron bones and chose to die rather than surrender.
In this famous city, reputation is not only "Chinese ancient city on water." The river is not only rocking boats, but also indomitable blood of Chinese nation.
As a result, Tai'erzhuang is also known as a famous World War II city that can stand shoulder to shoulder with Warsaw. In a thrilling national festival, in an ancient water city with ten miles of singing and fishing all night, hero Taierzhuang is full of romantic colors, dense because of history, but also bright because of history.
This ancient city is not only full of stories of heroism, but also beautiful and picturesque buildings of various colors, as well as many wonderful cultural events. If you have opportunity, you should visit Tai'erzhuang.