Map of Chongqing Historical and Cultural Famous Villages released
Map of Chongqing Historical and Cultural Famous Villages (Picture provided by Chongqing Geographic Information Center; and released by CQNEWS)
List of Chongqing Historical and Cultural Famous Villages (Picture provided by Chongqing Geographic Information Center; and released by CQNEWS)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The Urban Planning Bureau worked with the Geographic Information Center on publishing the Map of Chongqing Historical and Cultural Famous Villages, and included the first batch of historical and cultural famous villages.
The directory of the first batch of historical and cultural famous villages published by the Chongqing Urban Planning Bureau included 28 villages reflecting the traditional culture, regional landscape and national features of Chongqing and having high historical, cultural and social values.
Located in the east of Sichuan Basin, Chongqing has many mountains and hills. It was relatively landlocked in ancient times, so the villages and buildings could be remained completely isolated in relatively small areas. Many immigrants came from other provinces, so the local culture and other cultures were mixed, making these villages multi-cultural.
Now, I will show you some villages included in the Map of Chongqing Historical and Cultural Famous Villages.
1. Zhaishanping Village, Hangu Town, Jiulongpo District
Zhaishanping Village was originally named as Huangcheng or Xiaoliangshan. It was built in the Ming Dynasty, and it contains profound history and culture. In the late Ming Dynasty, Zhang Xianzhong proclaim himself emperor here, and named it as Huangcheng. Weapons and swords were collected and buried underground, and it was called Tieqiufen. There are 18 gates and walls of several kilometers, and includes the Li’s Ancestral Hall, Guanyin Temple and other historic buildings.
2. Dashun Village, Dashun Township, Fuling
Located in the northwest of Dashun Township, Fuling, this is an outstanding representative of Chongqing immigrant building culture. The buildings show the mixing of regional features and immigrant culture, including the building configurations of Zhejiang, Sichuan, Fujian, Guizhou and Hunan, and South Anhui’s building, Hunan and Jiangxi’s houses, square buildings and quadrangle courtyards. Therefore, it can be called a museum of immigrant building culture.
3. Minzu Village, Meijiang Town, Xiushan
Minzu is located at the common boundary of Hunan and Guizhou. It is a typical village. A river runs through the village and villagers live along the river. The village contains Miao, Tujia and Han ethnicity. Of these, the population of Miao accounts for 70% of the total population, so the Miao language is still popular here. The ethnical language is still used, and the traditional culture, customs, and wooden building also remain.
4. Tongzhai Village, Tanghe Town, Jiangjin
This village was built in the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties. The ancient buildings of 350,000m2 were kept within the area of 2km2. The buildings are built on the blue stones, in brick-wood structure, with cornices and uplifting angles. All these buildings are the typical building clusters of Bayu houses and Anhui style archetectures.
5. Liming Village, Fengming Town, Yunyang Town
Liming is located in the east of Fengming Town, a historical village hidden in the mountains and water. Its most famous building is the “Peng’s Ancestral Temple” which is called “Peng’s house” by local people. It was built in 1864, covering 3,500m2, integrating sacrificial offerings, protection and civil house, and reflecting the farm culture, house relics and ancestral temple. (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)