Yangmei Ancient Town
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Yangmei Ancient Town

The Yangmei Ancient Town is located at southwest of the Nanning city, which is only 36 kilometers away from downtown. The town has a very convenient transportation. Visitors could go there through cars, ships or trains. With a history of more than 1,000 years, Yangmei Ancient Town was established in the Song Dynasty, and became prosperous during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Entering the town, old houses of Ming and Qing dynasties are presented one by one, as well as other historical relics like Qizhu house, Juren's (the former second degree candidate in the provincial examination) house, Jinshi's (the former third degree candidate in the national civil service examination) house, Muyi gate, Jinyue monument, Huang's garden, old streets and lanes, ancient windows, carving eaves and lichened basement, from which a sense of peace and mildness is pervading.

There were eight scenic spots which are still addressable in Yangmei, namely the Sunset Reflected on the Dragon Pool, Green Trees on Thunder Peak, Sword in the Spring, Pavilion Facing the River, Moon Night on the Beach, Medication on the Slope, Rosy Clouds Watching in the Pavilion and the Sound of Beach and Pine Forest. Walking along the beach, Yangmei wonder stones appraised by the traveler Xu Xiake in Ming dynasty can be found here or there, like steeple stone, penguin stone, golden frog stone, sea lion looking back stone, horse stone, dolphin kissing stone, all of them with their fantasies and stories. Being 15.3 meters in height, its main building is in the shape of a square like an imperial seal, thus called the Imperial Seal. With a majestic appearance, Kuixing Tower is not only a precious historic relic, but also an important memorial for the 1911 Revolution.

In addition, there are two historical relics in the ancient town. One is the former residence on Jinma Street for the revolutionists, Liang Zhitang and Liang Lieya, leaders of the 1911 Revolution. It was the secret place for meetings of Zhengnanguan Revolution leaded by Sun Yet-sun, the first president of the Republic of China. The other one is Kuixing Tower built in the first year of Qinglong Emperor period of Qing dynasty (1736 AD).

The ancient Ming and Qing dynasties architecture are best reserved in the Yangmei Ancient Town, and the town is also known for its picturesque scenery. Therefore, the Yangmei Ancient Town is definitely an ideal place to get close to traditional Chinese culture and to re-discover your inner peace, far away from the pressures of modern life, and to grasp the spirit of China's long history.
 

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