Little-known old places on Nanshan Mountain
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Nanshan, famous for Yikeshu and Quanshui Chicken, also has some little-known old places. Let’s go and have a look.
Sanmao’s former residence
Deeply located on the Huangjueya Old Street, Nan’an, Chongqing, the home is a two story quadrangle courtyard. Sanmao, born in 1943 in Chongqing as Chen Maoping (renamed Chen Ping), relocated to Taiwan in 1948. Before her moving, she lived in the quadrangle courtyard on the Huangjueya Old Street in Nan’an. She returned to this courtyard in 1989. Walking in the lane, you will see the courtyard where Sanmao used to live. On the wall, you will see the images of Sanmao’s travel life and the messages left by visitors.
Huangge Ancient Path
Huangge Ancient Path, old Chongqing’s “silk road”, is the most famous path in Chongqing, and has survived 800 years of wind and rain. Since it was the only route that could be passed through by the businessmen in Sichuan and Guizhou, it is called the “silk road of Chongqing.” Begun in the Tang Dynasty and vey popular in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, it is one of the Twelve Views of Bayu. Before the middle 1970s, it was a vital transport line. By the late 1980s, it had become less traveled. However, after several years of disuse, it has become rejuvenated and the dense forest-covered ancient path now serves as a route to fitness for many middle-aged and older people.
Laojundong Taoist Temple
The taoist temple is located over the Yuhuang Hall on Laojun Mountain, Nan’an District. From there one can have a panoramic view of the urban landscape and the night view of Yangtze River. Laojundong Taoist Temple is standing high on the Laojun Mountain. The temple architectures are built from the top to the bottom in a pattern of the Chinese character “玄” (phonetically “Xuan”) and marvelous creations excelling nature. Ancient trees tower to the sky on Laojun Mountain and the Taoist temple is quiet and beautiful, with halls that are solemn and majestic. It is a sanctuary from the noisy world. (Translated by Xu Mengmiao, Fathom Language Limited)