Gongtan Old Town once lay at the confluence of Apeng River and Wujiang River in Youyang County. At one time many of the town's residents had the surname "Gong," hence the town's name. Due to construction of a dam, the original old town was disassembled and relocated. The rebuilt old town still retains its distinctive fire seal walls, simple courtyards, and pile-supported houses. Most of its residents are local indigenous people. The old town has a stone paved street that connects all the old buildings in the town. The old town isn't very large, and can be explored in two or three hours. When you're worn out from strolling around the streets, visit the old street. Many of the old town's delicacies can be found here, including fragrant mushroom balls, fried mountain fern, pig's trotters with radish, cool tofu, and jellied tofu.