The cleanest city in China, with beautiful nature, warm in winter and cool in summer, many people choose to retire here.
If traveling is not a journey alone, then most romantic thing is to take your loved one with you and find a small town together. There are no red lights, feasts and busy traffic. Only silence and comfort can truly relax body and mind..
I think that purpose of travel is not necessarily to visit some famous scenic places, and it is not necessary that there are many people to be alive, but to be able to breathe when we are overwhelmed with life and work in a big city. There is such a small city that allows us to safely travel for health improvement and recuperation.
And what he needs should be clean, environmental protection and sanitation in first place, fresh air and a slow pace of life, and there are many tourist cities such as our country, and most desirable should be here: Ancient City Yuantong.
Perhaps few people know about this small town, and it is not so famous, simply because it has outstanding people, few inhabitants and good air. It is located in Chongzhou City, Chengdu, about an hour's drive from downtown Chengdu.
Not prosperous, but once was one of most important marinas in our country, flourished for a while, but then fell into decay due to anti-Japanese war. Despite being small, with no more than 50,000 inhabitants, it has a long history. It has 1600 years of history and culture. This is a real ancient city. The inhabitants live along river. Qingming River scene.
I really like this city. It not only retained vitality and fireworks of old Chengdu, it is cozy and quiet. There are rivers, streams, suspension bridges, paved paths, small boats. shops along way also sell many toys and accessories made by them.
Because it was a waterway pier, there are various guild halls, mansions and folk houses of Qing Dynasty, guild halls with Cantonese characteristics, Catholic churches, Huang Courtyard, Yuantong Pagoda, Sizi Palace, etc. on.
Because it used to be a pier on a waterway
It is not enough to stay here for ten days and half a month. It is not only suitable for our short trips, but also very suitable for a long-term settlement. Every year many retired grandparents come here for vacation, even here there are also many settled old people - pensioners. Yes, if you live in such a place for a long time, life expectancy will lengthen by several years. It is so supportive!
Because there are few people here, many shops are closed. The residents here also live a simple life. Early rise and early bed. The elderly, children, merchants all lead a simple and peaceful life.
Walking around such a small town, mood also becomes peaceful. Especially recommended to visit in evening and early morning, ancient city at sunset looks very beautiful, and in early morning you can feel life of this town even more.
So what do we do here?
Actually, it's mostly for recreation, but there are plenty of things to play with. Register and take photos here. Every place has a very good film capturing every day of life in a small town, and you can also learn about traditional craft culture here.
The small town is dominated by traditional crafts such as Qing Dynasty, the Republic of China, and even some traditional cultures from thousands of years ago, so you will find many surprises when you visit small shops here.
Guild halls, houses, mansions, churches, etc. are open here too. One visit is enough to observe three days and three nights. Every brick and tile here seems to have seen its past and present. .
stop and go when you're tired, you can watch river flow east on stilts of building, or have a cup of tea with a covered cup and a snack at an old tea house in Linjiang. This scene is very similar to Ancient times. The common people are really cozy and comfortable here, and time slows down in an instant.
Despite fact that city is small, there are many places where you can eat and play. What to eat? Dozens of snacks can be selected as desired, here are famous four flowers of Yuantong: Yuhua, bean curd ground with stone, brain flower and hoof flower. These are all very famous local snacks, price is close to people, and taste is really traditional.
There are also pepper duck, chongchong rolls, ice powder jelly, etc., all affordable and delicious.
In addition to comfortable living here, cost of living is also greatly reduced, and prices and housing prices are very low. It seems that biggest feeling in this small town is isolation from world. The people here are very simple and kind, there are not many intrigues, doors of each house are open, and at any time you can come in for tea and chat.
This way of life really causes melancholy. It is said that China has a large population, a lot of land, a lot of cars and a lot of people, but it is only limited to big cities. beautiful environment in our country Waiting for people to explore.
Many travel lovers always want to go abroad to see more and travel properly to broaden their horizons, but in fact there are many tourist cities in our country that are much better than abroad, and all of them have a centuries-old history and culture, which also allows you to better understand traditional culture of our country.
So when we have time, we can explore different places in China, travel to every piece of land in China, and it's not too late to go international.