Huanglongxi Ancient Town: Showcase of Local Folk Culture

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-07-22

Huanglongxi in Shuangliu is the first tourist site with the theme of ancient town sightseeing in Chengdu, attracting thousands of visitors from across the country because of its enchanting scenery and interesting folk culture.
Shuangliu County covers and area of about 1, 000 sq. km, with modern industries, ecological and garden-like landscape, comfortable residences, charming culture and international fashions.
Huanglongxi is the first tourist site with the theme of ancient town sightseeing in Chengdu, attracting thousands of visitors from across the country because of its enchanting scenery and interesting folk culture.
Huanglongxi is about 38 km to the southeast of Chengdu downtown and its history dates back to 2, 000 years ago. Many old vestiges can still be found at the town, featuring old buildings more than 100 years old, narrow lanes paved with stone slabs, old temples and workshops, and a very old Huangjue tree (Ficus virens ) by the river.
The town used to be an important port in Chengdu and the history of water transportation has left impression on the culture and folk art to the present day, such as fire dragon dance, floating paper boats, boatman’s labor song and night watch chanting.

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