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Qianyang Ancient City
Huaihua Top 2 in Can't Miss Attractions

140 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Liked by 1
Open Open from 1/1-12/31,9:00am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-4 hours
Address: Gucheng Rd, Hongjiang Shi, Huaihua Shi, Hunan Sheng, China
Official website:
Phone: 0745-7312000

What people are saying:

The ancient city of Xiangcheng culture is located in Hongjiang city, Hongjiang city. Since the Han Dynasty, each dynasty has established county, Xiangcheng, Tang Tianbao first more Xiangjiang, Longbiao. Song Xining seven years to re-establish Xiangjiang. The ancient city culture of Xiangcheng includes ancient architecture culture, ancient academy culture, ancient ruins culture, ancient temple culture, ancient monument culture, ancient tomb culture, etc. Its ancient architecture is one of the ancient buildings in the west of Xiangxi Province, China.

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TripAdvisor(8 reviews)TripAdvisor
4.4/5Very Good
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  • Renan B
    Renan B

    Good but to me Hongjiang is better

    The old town is good, although not the best. I was there is winter so it was pretty empty. Some shops were also closed due to being the low season. Some of the streets are nice, especially around the ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578230664000+0800)/
  • worldnomad_01
    Los Angeles, California, USA

    A nice, small, non-touristy old town

    I found the old, small city to be clean and well preserved, a place where time seems to have stopped a long, long time ago. I've met no tourists, I've seen no tourists shops and not many people on it...

    Reviewed on /Date(1563855263000+0800)/
  • Damien M
    Damien M

    a slice of old China

    If you are tired of over-commercialization in China's old towns (Fenghuang, Pingyao, Zhouzhuang...) then this is the place for you. It has no entrance fee, there's plenty of traditional architecture a...

    Reviewed on /Date(1492134344000+0800)/
  • SHDuffy
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Stepping in Ancient Paths

    Founded centuries ago as a political center in Hunan people still live in this town although tourism appears to be a major enterprise. Many buildings have been restored or are in the process, but the ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1478309393000+0800)/
  • constancel286

    Stunning, unchanged ancient town

    Absolutely worth the detour - the town has thus far avoided turning into a tourist attraction like Fenghuang or Hongjiang and has kept its beauty and serenity. Residents still live here, so explore qu...

    Reviewed on /Date(1465958334000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Nestled in the upper reaches of Yuanshui, Qianyang Ancient City is one of the best-preserved examples of ancient cities dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The ancient city is surrounded by water on three sides. It is a frontier town in Xiang-Chu-Miao Region and also known as the “gateway to Yunnan and Guizhou”. Of the original five city gates, four still remain to this day. The West Gate is also known as Zhongzheng Gate. The gate and the building are incredibly well preserved with the words “Zhong Zheng Men” still inscribed on the gate, written by Dai Li, dating back from the days of the Warlord Era. The well-preserved fishbone-shape road layout is formed by the two main streets in the north and south. It was called Nine Streets and Eighteen Lanes in ancient times and there are a variety of ancient buildings on both sides of the street such as the county government, academies, temples, inns and theaters.
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