Huanglongxi – The Citadel of Ancient Chinese Culture

Huanglongxi is having a history of 1,700 years which one of the ancient town in China in the Shuangliu country. This is a citadel of Chinese ancient culture blessed with rich natural location. Huanglongxi is 30 kilometers southeast of Chengdu. Chengdu is having best rail and road net work connectivity and also having international airport which makes the tourist an easy access. This ancient town is opened free to the tourists. Direct bus services are available from Xinnanmen Bus terminal of Chengdu between 08:00 am to 15:20 pm. Frequent bus services in every 30 minutes helps the passengers to commute easily to heritage city. There are luxury bus service and taxi services are also available against special rate. For tourist travelling in group, luxury and taxi services would be more ideal.

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History of Huanglongxi

Believed to be built in 206 BC – 24 AD, the history rolls back to the Qing Dynasty. The city had significant military importance during the Three Kingdoms period. The Shu Kingdom tried to protect the invading Zhuge Liang but the Shu Kingdom desperately failed to protect the city and that led to the collapse of Shu Kingdom. War, invasion and natural calamities also contributed to demise of the Huanglongxi civilization.

Re-visit the historical importance

The reminiscence of old roads are still intact in the city which is believed to be constructed during the Ming dynasty in the year 1368-1644 and Qing dynasty in 1644-1911. The roads are well built with stone slabs with porch columns on both sides of the road. The three temples, the Gulong, Zhenjiang and Chaoyin are a communicating evidence of ancient Huanglongxi culture. There are two more culturally important temples which attract lot of tourists. Today, this ancient city is known as the “Hollywood of China”. Well protected historical artifacts, ancient buildings of Qing Dynasty helped to crown the city the glorious title.

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A walk through the ancient city makes tourists breathless. The ancient Buddha cave, the Buddha Weir, the antiquities are pulsating examples of the rich cultural heritages of the old civilization. The burial grave yards of Han Dynasty on the cliffs has revealed so much of the historical facts. On the banks of the river there are lots of stilt houses that reflect the pile dwelling culture of Shu community. Another wonder one can witness is the six ancient trees which carries a history of more than 800 years which adds up the rich heritage.

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Other than historical residues, there are lots of entertainment opportunities waiting for the visitors. Excellent cuisine and the traditional Shu culinary are indeed meant to provide a life time experience. Hotels are abuzz with leisure and fun activities. Leisure gardens and shopping experiences would definitely leave the tourists with fond memories of the city. The temple festivals are recreated replicating the old dynasty days during the sixth and ninth month of Chinese lunar calendar give a rare opportunity to watch the events with full vigor. The much expressive folk-custom tradition of western Sichuan Province is staged here to deliver the spirit of ancient civilization. It is not only just the old civilization but there are lots more to see in the ancient city well preserved by the authorities.

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