When you listen to the name, you know that it used to be a ferry crossing the Yangtze River. In history, this ferry was incredible. It was the only ferry crossing to Jiangbei for a long time.
As early as 1500 years ago, during the Six Dynasties, there were fixed routes to and from Jiangbei. During the unprecedented Yongjia Nandu period, more than half of the northern migrants landed here. The old street of
Xijindu began in the Six Dynasties period. Nanjing, which is not far from Zhenjiang, was the capital, and Zhenjiang was also greatly developed. This old street can find traces from the Six Dynasties to the Qing Dynasty.
This is called "Garlic Mountain Cross" in the Three Kingdoms. It was once known as "Jinlingdu" in the Tang Dynasty. It was called "Xijindu" after the Song Dynasty. It was originally close to the Yangtze River, and the river was flowing under the feet. After the Qing Dynasty, due to the silt of the river beach, the river bank gradually moved northward. The current riverside is more than 300 meters away from Xijindu.
Song Xining first year (1068) In the spring, Wang Anshi was called to Beijing, and went from Xijin to Zhoubei. He wrote the famous poem "Boating Guazhou": Jingkou Guazhou Yishui, Zhongshan only separated Heavy mountain. The spring breeze and the south bank of the Green River, when the moon will shine.