We hired a car and driver to take us to Qiantong Old Town, about 1½ hours from Ningbo. It's an atmospheric old town, a "living" town in which 80% of the residents have the "Tong" family name. The town...
It was on my things-to-do list for years, finally we visited the town this year in a sunny day in October.The town has hundred years of history, and in the TONG family temple on the back of the town w...
Lots of history and lots of information available in English to get a good understanding of the medieval water technologies that were employed throughout this town. Good variety of foods and beverage...
A low-key ancient town in Zhejiang, but retains more than 1,300 ancient residential tourists but not many
Jiangnan area does not lack the ancient town, many ancient towns have become famous tourist attractions, such as Wuzhen, Xitang and so on. In Zhejiang, there is a quiet ancient town, just in Ningbo.
From Ningbo, take the high-speed rail, as long as you can reach Ninghai County in half an hour, Qiantong Ancient Town is located in Qiantong Town, Ninghai County. The ancient town began in the Southern Song Dynasty, dating back nearly 800 years, still retaining the quaint style.
Compared with some other popular ancient towns, there are no bustling tourists here, more quiet and leisurely, without excessive commercial development.
The ancient ancestors ancestors called Tong Huang, stumbled upon this piece of Feng Shui in the course of a tour, so the family moved from Taizhou, where they lived in front of Huiming Temple as a former child, a resident of the ancient town. Most are child names.
Qiantong Ancient Town has retained more than 1,300 original ancient dwellings, and there are many ancient buildings such as the academy, the old street and the ancestral hall. The local architectural style is also very distinctive. The household has live water."
Walk in the ancient town, you can see the signboard of Before the Three Treasures everywhere, whether it is a farmhouse or a street stall. These are the special snacks of the three former children's towns, referring to the old tofu, dried fragrant and oil tofu, the price Not expensive and delicious.
The most distinctive, these are all the alleys. The small alleys in the ancient town are all in all directions, some are extremely narrow, usually quiet and quiet, the locals live in the ancient town, only one old street is more lively and prosperous.
There are many traditional courtyard houses in the eastern part of Zhejiang Province, which retain the style of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. They combine brick carving, wood carving and stone carving, showing the unique style of the hometown of five craftsmen.
Mingjingtang is a well-preserved ancient building in the ancient town. It was built in the Qing Dynasty light years. The courtyard is covered with the pattern of "lion hydrangea". The "Mingjing" plaque is hung on the door, and the " etiquette" is molded on the left and right sides. The word "filial piety" is the representative of the ancient town courtyard.
Tong's Ancestral Hall was built in Ming Hongwu for 18 years. The main hall retains the Ming Dynasty style and was designed by Fang Xiaoyu personally. The main entrance, the stage, the patio, the east and west, and the main hall are closed courtyard houses. There are also many B&Bs and Inns in Qiantong Ancient Town, where the night view is as beautiful.
Zhejiang Ninghai Qiantong Ancient Town
In front of the child, as if you dont need too much thoughts and harassment, take a green shirt and sing in the courtyard of the small courtyard of Ninghais former Tongshangmutang Inn. Or sit alone in the dark; or walk alone in a deserted noisy... even if you just hold a tofu, hollow rot, tofu that is called "pre-school three treasures" and taste the delicate fragrance, It is also refreshing. Speaking of the children's soy products, the history of production is extremely long, and it is a household name in Ninghai. The reasons are: raw materials, second technology, and water source. The raw materials of Qiantong Sanbao are mostly June soybeans. They are also the dry beans in the local population. They are soaked in spring water from the roof of Huading Mountain and then put into rice sieves. The taste is long and long.
Walk on the path of the former boy and taste the former child's three treasures, as if the winds of the Song Dynasty, the rain of the Ming Dynasty will come from ancient times, if you have thought through this moment The journey of the ages and the sacred journey.
I have traveled through the four ancient towns in the south of the Yangtze River. My excessive commercial infestation has made me feel uncomfortable about the ancient towns in the south of the Yangtze River. However, when I walked into the former Tonggu Town, which was built in the Song Dynasty and is currently dominated by Ming and Qing architecture, such a modern Jiangnan County has unexpectedly preserved the most original natural and human elements, the ancient villages and localities here. The human lifestyle has a true ancient charm.
Entering the gate of the ancient town, the first thing that enters the line of sight is a shallow ditch that comes along the wall of the house. This ditch is built into the "water gossip" according to the principle of gossip. The house is built along the water, and the stream flows through the front of the house. Everyone can wash tea and wash clothes. The buildings here are mainly in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, including ancestral halls, folk houses, ancient wells and old streets. The outer walls are all green slate, the courtyard houses are wooden structures, and the old streets and courtyards are covered with local pebbles. There are many big families, the door is engraved with family training, and the house is equipped with beautiful stone window.
Traveler Xu Xiake used this as the opening of the famous travelogue. "The March of the Ugly (the May 5th of the Gregorian calendar), from the Ninghai out of the West Gate, the clouds scattered, Everyone has a happy state." Today, the bricks and tiles here are as calm as the millennium.
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The former Tonggu Town is relatively remote, the traffic is not convenient, the ancient town is very complete, there is not much commercial development, and there are not many tourists. In general, it is worthwhile.
From Shanghai, take the train to Ninghai Railway Station. After exiting the station, there is bus K116 to the West Bus Station. From here, transfer to the urban and rural bus to get off the front child, which is the former Tonggu Town.
Qiantong Ancient Town is a typical Zhedong style ancient town, which is totally different from the common Jiangnan water town architecture.
The guiding signs in the scenic area are very clear. There are several large courtyards open to the public, but it is best to have a presentation by the instructor to understand the subtleties. The pavement of the village is mostly paved with cobblestones. There are two streams near the former Tonggu Town, which are rich in pebbles. The locals build houses and pave the way.
Mingjingtang is an old house built in the Daoguang Period of the Qing Dynasty. The word "Mingjing" was established by the order of Emperor Guangxu of Zhejiang Xuezheng.
The walls of the house in the village are mottled and have experienced countless wind and rain.
This is also a courtyard building, and there are still many locals living there. The
Mingjingtang yard was paved with cobblestones in the shape of a gossip, and the owner was very careful when building the house.
Qiantong Ancient Town is located in Southwest Ninghai County. The town is about 14 km long and contains many dwellings and old streets that date back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It was made famous by the well-known movie, "The Music Box". This is a much less commercial place than Zhouzhuang or Wuzhen. There are almost no commercial attractions. Qiantong Ancient Town is a great place to stroll down cobblestone paths, take photos, etc.