As a national AAAA scenic spot, Chongwu Ancient Town gained the reputation of “natural film studio” and “Beidaihe in the South”. It locates at Chongwu Township, the coastal jag in the east of Hui’an County, about 50 km east of Quanzhou.
One of the best preserved city walls in China can be found in the ancient “stone city“ of Chongwu. It is regarded as “case of the ancient systematic civil work” due to its unique architecture. The granite walls date back to 1387, stretch over 2.5km and average 7m in height. The town wall was built by the Ming government as frontline defence against marauding Japanese pirates. It has survived the past 600 years remarkably well, as one can also walk along the top of the wall at some points.
Chongwu Township covers an area of 199.8 thousand square meters, winding along the coastline, composed the Chongwu ancient town, Hui’an women glamour, the granite carving museum, and Earth Art.
The area has been listed by provincial tourism Bureau as the key construction project for tourism and announced by Quanzhou Municipal Government as the first batch of famous scenic spots, receiving over one million tourists each year.
Recommend visiting time: 2-3 hours
Entrance fees: 45 RMB
Opening hours: 07:00-17:30
Best visiting season: Summer, Autumn
Transportation: You can take bus from Hui’an County Bus Station of to Chongwu Bus Station. Location: Hui’an County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China