Fascinating! Surrounded by gorges on three sides and mountains on the fourth, Zhangbi is a rather large fortress complex preserved in excellent condition. Visiting this place was not unlike seeing one of Europe's famous castles. There are also extensive underground defense tunnels, an ancient weapons museum, and a Shaolin archery exhibit to see here. About an hour's drive from Pingyao Old Town, but absolutely worth the wait!
All the way back from Shanxi, we checked a castle in Zhangbi. For those of us who like ancient villages, how can we not go and see it? What's more, we drive by ourselves... Play as you go, no plan! Two people consult, decide, go up................................................... Zhangbi Castle! Looking at the strategy, I said that navigation needs to take a detour. Later, I came out to find that it might be impossible to build roads in the past few years. Now I have seen the big building of Zhangbi Castle go directly into a section of road which is obviously new. It's a good way to go. It's better than when we went there, because it's early March. It's still cool and there aren't many people. There are four or five cars in the parking lot. I bought the ticket and went straight in. It was nearly 10 a.m., the sun was very good, the temperature was not high, but it was still warm in the sunshine. After visiting the Guandi Temple, it is directly the tunnel of the ancient castle... I did my homework and said that some tourists lost their way in it. So I dare not walk around. It's no problem to follow the arrow's instructions. Just went into a basement smell (personal super like the taste) the light is very dark, really a little scared, but with companions, better, do not recommend a person to go down, especially in the off season! It's better to carry a torch and a torch. The exit is a hilltop. The scenery is good. Then we have to go out through another entrance. That is to say, to go back or to take another tunnel to go to the ground, leading to the next scenic spot! ___________ Then there is a temple inside the glazed tablet and glazed tile is a national treasure, has been protected, colorful, worth seeing! There is a monk who keeps the temple. He also introduced us to... After that, I took a walk in the village, most of them were decorating! The houses in the old villages are very old, but many of them collapsed and cracked. They are being repaired and maintained. There are few people in the village. It's quiet. There's a cafe going to the center. In front of it there's a Huai Bao Li. It's very old... The candy gourd made by the old man at the door is delicious. It's 2 yuan a bunch. It's not expensive. I have two bunches of candy gourds back and forth. Old gates, humble houses, polished stone floors... Old trees, specialties, the tranquility of ancient villages and the appearance after the storm are deeply imprinted in my mind... Ancient tunnels are crooked and tortuous, with many branches and many layouts. You can imagine the military use at that time! It's just that I'm not too cold military! In March of early spring, take a walk in the village... Very good! It's worth seeing.
Zhangbi Castle, if only in the village around, do not need tickets, if you want to go to the tunnel, then you have to buy tickets. The tunnel is very long, with three floors, drainage, rooms for generals and soldiers, and the worst is the stables. It's too strong. Tunnel is not high, height of 1.8 meters to pay attention to bow, I went home to find that the scalp is mud, washed for a long time, depressed. There is no obvious sign in the tunnel. It needs to be chosen by oneself. It's very troublesome. In the middle, we have to go out and come in again. It's a special test of patience. In fact, the buildings in the village are beautiful, antique and suitable for photography.
Zhangbi Ancient Castle is located in Jiexiu City, Shanxi Province. This mysterious castle-like village is also a relatively complete one in China, which integrates military, residential, production and religious activities. It is a rare ancient pocket "castle". There are many cultural relics and historical sites in the village, such as Sui and Tang tunnels, Yuan Dynasty stage, Ming and Qing Dynasties residences, and it is a state-level cultural relics protection unit. Come here to play, I feel the feelings of thousands of years old villages. Walking in the tunnel is like entering a distant and strange maze. There are also temples such as Zhenwu Temple, Erlang Temple, Khan Temple and Guandi Temple in the castle. We must invite a guide to accompany us. We can not get out of the tunnel in our province. We can also get a detailed understanding of the history of the castle. There are only "ceramic tablets" in the village, and "Liu Bao Huai" ancient trees. They are a very interesting place. Ticket 60 yuan, less tourists, taxi or driving is better.
Zhangbi Ancient Castle is located in Jiexiu City, Shanxi Province. This mysterious castle-like village is also a relatively complete one in China, which integrates military, residential, production and religious activities. It is a rare ancient pocket "castle". There are many cultural relics and historical sites in the village, such as Sui and Tang tunnels, Yuan Dynasty stage, Ming and Qing Dynasties residences, and it is a state-level cultural relics protection unit. Come here to play, I feel the feelings of thousands of years old villages. Walking in the tunnel is like entering a distant and strange maze. There are also temples such as Zhenwu Temple, Erlang Temple, Khan Temple and Guandi Temple in the castle. We must invite a guide to accompany us. We can not get out of the tunnel in our province. We can also get a detailed understanding of the history of the castle. There are only "ceramic tablets" in the village, and "Liu Bao Huai" ancient trees. They are a very interesting place. Tickets are 60 yuan.
Zhangbi Castle is located between Pingyao Ancient City and Mianshan Mountain. It drives from Pingyao for an hour along Panshan Road to Zhangbi Castle, a mysterious town in the deep mountains. This small mountain village, with only 0.12 square kilometers, is said to have been built into a well-guarded military castle in the Sui and Tang Dynasties. We went into the castle with more than 10,000 meters long, three-dimensional underground defensive fortifications, and experienced the underground military life of an ancient army soldier and general! The patio dug just above the bottom looks up at the sky. It really feels like sitting in a well and watching the sky. At the same time, there are more than a dozen large and small temples in the village. In addition to the temples dedicated to Buddhism, Taoism and Guan Lao Ye, there are also the Khan King Temple dedicated to the Mongolian people. On both sides of the road of Gubao Village, there are left-over shop facades, the village's primitive houses, the simple villagers, the ancient locust trees with willows, and the chic entrance buildings, which enable tourists to appreciate the ancient northern culture.
In Pingyao, you can choose to go to Wangjiayuan or Wangjiayuan + Zhangbi Castle. I am curious about Zhangbi Castle, so I decided to go together. But there are too few people to go to Zhangbi's castle. Among the carpoolers, there are only two in my family. The others have to wait for us to finish playing in the car before they can go back to Pingyao together. In fact, I think it's a place worth experiencing. When I was a child, I watched tunnels and other people said that movies were fake. When I saw the tunnels here, you would absolutely believe the wisdom of the ancients! This is hundreds of years earlier than the tunnel of tunnel warfare, divided into upper, middle and lower layers, it is said that there are more than 30 meters deep, full-featured! __________ If you don't think about the people waiting outside, you can still play a little bit. The village has not been visited yet.
Zhangbi Ancient Castle (National AAAA Class Scenic Area) is a relatively complete military, residential, production, star image, religious activities as a whole, rare ancient pocket "castle". It is a collection of Xia and Shang ancient cultural sites, tunnels of the Northern Dynasty, tombs of the Jin Dynasty, stage of the Yuan Dynasty, Ming and Qing Dynasty residences and many other cultural relics, especially ancient tunnels of the Northern Dynasty, Khan Temple, glazed monuments and so on, which are rare in China. The whole village of Zhangbi Gubao was built in accordance with the traditional Chinese concept of astrology and Kanyu. The ground layout corresponds to the 28 stars in the sky. Therefore, Zhangbi Gubao is also known as "the first village of Chinese astrology". Zhangbi Gubao has been awarded six laurels "Ten Charming Towns in China" "Famous Villages of Chinese History and Culture" "National Key Cultural Relics Protection Units" "Famous Villages with National Tourism Characteristics" "Traditional Ancient Villages" "Ten New Scenic Spots in Shanxi" and so on. The rich historical and cultural heritage of Zhangbi Gubao has attracted worldwide attention. Tickets are 60 yuan.
Zhangbi Ancient Castle is a rare ancient pocket "castle" which integrates military, residential, production and religious activities. It contains many cultural relics such as Xia Shang Ancient Cultural Sites, Sui Tang Tunnels, Jin Dynasty Tombs, Yuan Dynasty Platforms, Ming and Qing Dynasties Residences, especially Sui and Tang Tunnels, Liu Wuzhou Temple and Liuli Stele, which are rare in China. They were rated as "Ten Charming Towns in China", "Famous Villages in Chinese History and Culture" (Qiang)
Dragon Boat Festival holidays, tourists are not many, most of the villagers moved out, as if someone invested in development. There is a tunnel here that is worth visiting. The whole ancient village still feels good to me. Some people say no, radish and salted vegetables have their own preferences. The ancient village has well-preserved blue glaze. Photo taken by mobile phone.