China, Chengdu Guide (B): Guide to HuangLongXi Ancient Town

Guide to HuangLongXi Ancient Town
Cobbled street in HuangLongXi Ancient town (Chengdu, China)

HuangLongXi Ancient Town (黄龙溪镇)

HuangLongXi Ancient Town (黄龙溪镇) is one of the Top Ten ancient towns in China. Located ~50 km south of Chengdu (Sichuan Province). With a history stretching over 1700 years, its well-preserved buildings and cobbled street makes it a popular scenic destination for visitors and filmmakers alike. A number of the current buildings are historical civilian residences dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Cobbled street in HuangLongXi Ancient town (Chengdu, China)

HuangLongXi Ancient Town. One of the Top Ten ancient towns in China. (Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China)

Strategic River Port

Being a strategic river port south of Chengdu (capital of the Shu Kingdom during the Three Kingdom era), the town was of military importance to the kingdom. It was said that the prime minister of Shu, Zhuge Liang, once garrisoned in this town.

Pier in HuangLongXi Ancient town (Chengdu, China)

Artificial Stream

One interesting sight is the small artificial stream running thru part of the ancient town. It adds beauty and serenity to the town, and is one of its main attractions. Sadly, despite numerous signage warning the public against entering the stream, many visitors treat it as a waddle/play pool and engage in aggressive water play in large groups.

Being developed as a tourist attraction in recent years, the town is filled with touristy retail shops ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Guide to HuangLongXi Ancient Town
Guide Location: China » Chengdu
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Allan See Toh
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