Zhenyuan Ancient Town

Zhenyuan Ancient Town has a long history of more than 2,000 years. It is located in Kaili city, the eastern part of Guizhou Province. Lying in the lower reaches of the Wuyang River, the old town was a famous historical and culture site of the whole country.
Zhenyuan Ancient Town has magnificent traditional Chinese culture and stunning natural landscapes. It was called Wuyang County in Han dynasty and named Zhenyuan in the reign of Yongle period in Ming dynasty. With the development of the society, Zhenyuan had become the political and culture center during the Ming and Qing periods. The old town has divided into two parts by the beautifully winded Wuyang River. The town in the north bank was called Fucheng (Official Town) while the south bank was called Weicheng (Garrison Town). The whole town has 11 natural scenic spots and more than 160 culture relics, historic sites and complex of the ancient architecture.
Zhenyuan Ancient Town has endowed with beautiful natural views. It surrounds by mountains and rivers. There are many famous tourist spots, such as the Black Dragon Cave, Wuyang River, Peace Village, Sigong Temple and the Ancient City Wall. The Black Dragon Cave is an ancient architecture complex which present the Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism culture with the magnificent construction and layout. It is composed of the following parts including the Zhusheng Bridge, Zhongyuan Temple, Ziyang Shuyuan (academy of classical learning), Jade Emperor Pavilion, Longevity Palace and Xianglu Yan. The Black Dragon Cave was built along the Zhonghe Mountain with a river flowing in front. In a word, Zhenyuan Ancient Town is a charming place in the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.

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