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About Yuncheng

Yuncheng County is located in the southwest of Shandong Province. The county is under the administration of Shandong Province’s Heze City. Yuncheng County is the where the plot of the famous novel The Water Margin takes place. It is the home county of the novel’s main character, Song Jiang. The novel is the source of the quote “The 108 stars of destiny line the water’s margin but the 72 earthly friends are in Yuncheng.” Shuihu Hero City is an integrated cultural landscape. The attraction features ancient architecture, martial arts classes based on Song Jiang’s martial arts school, and performances based on content from The Water Margin.

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Water Margin Haohan City
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Historical Architecture
Heze's Water Margin Haohan City—Yuncheng—was built in the Spring and Autumn Period during the fourth year of the reign of the Han Dynasty's Duke of Lu (587 BC). This is the ancestral hometown of famous heroes of the Water Margin such as Chao Gai, Song Jiang, and Wu Yong. Yuncheng is located on the southwestern plains of Shandong in China's eastern monsoon region. Song Jiang Lake is the only extant bit of water remaining from the famous eight hundred li (about four hundred kilometers) Liangshan Lake. This is also where the seven stars of righteousness gave birth to the band of brothers who would be known as the "Outlaws of the Marsh." This was also the site where Song Jiang's Jiutian Xuannu Temple was built, the site of Song Jiang's renowned Military Academy and a famous scenic area built with the theme of Water Margin Tourism.
Tang Tower
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Ancient Pagoda
Tang Tower, also called Guanyin Futu, was originally Guanyin Tower. It is a pavilion-style tower, constructed with bricks and has eight sides with four doors. It originally had seven floors, but now has four. According to archaeological excavation, it was built in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. The tower is surrounded by greenery and water, and there are trees by the bank. Together, the reflection of the scene looks an ancient painting, extraordinarily beautiful. It is one of the top ten sights of ancient Yuncheng.
Song Jiang's Hometown - Water Fortress
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Folk Village
Song Jiang's Hometown - Water Fortress, also known as Linqiu or Yidong Fortress, is located in Shuibao village, Heze. It is the hometown of Song Jiang, one of the heroes of the Chinese literary classic "The Water Margin", and is considered the birthplace of Water Margin culture. At the site is Jiutian Xuannu temple, Song Jiang's residence, well and grave, and other cultural relics that help visitors to understand the Water Margin period of Chinese history.
Shuibo Liangshan Scenic Area
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956 Reviews
Film Studio
Shuibo Liangshan Scenic Area is situated in Liangshan County, Shandong Province. The famous Chinese novel Water Margin was set here. Visitors can explore a number of buildings and scenes featured in the novel and watch traditional performances.

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Sep 25, 2020 Yuncheng Weather:Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:89%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:07/18:08
Yuncheng Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Not Required, UV Strength:Moderate

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