Ancient Town is located at the east bank of the River Li, about 23 kilometers towards the southeast of Guilin City. It has the history of over 1000 years and this town was formed during the early period of Northern Song Dynasty. This town was known as the leader of the four renowned ancient towns of Guangxi province about 600 years ago.
There are some fine examples of the long history of town which includes Gaozu Temple and the Hanhuang Temple built during Qing Dynasty, the assembly hall and the 2 kilometer long bluestone street which is lined with several well maintained buildings.
You cannot miss the Longevity Bridge while visiting this town. It was build in the Ming Dynasty and it is having a stone arch which is both simplistic and natural in its beauty. Having the Li River on its west side, it is one of the best places for appreciating the charming scenery of the river. Nearby Snail Hill and Millstone Hill are also places to visit across the bank.
The Seven Stars Tombs were discovered in the year 1990 adding to the element of mystery to this ancient town. The Seven tombs were arranged in the form of Big Dipper Constellation and the size of these tombs was designed according to the brightness of this star. This is the first kind of case in China. The Relationship between the Big Dipper constellation and the tomb is still a mystery. One thing is certain that the funeral objects which are excavated from the tombs are having great value.
In addition to these, many scenes of the popular film ‘Sanjie liu’ were also shot on this location of the town. This area is very commonly seen in many films as well as TV serials. The local customs, food, traditional culture and entertainment will also leave a long lasting impression in your mind.