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Huangyao Ancient Town

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Introduction to Huangyao Ancient Town (黄姚古镇)

Huangyao Ancient Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations for tourists traveling for their Guilin tours. It is located in northeast of Zhaoping County, about 200 kilometers away from Guilin. With a history of hundreds years, the historical and cultural Huangyao Ancient Town attracts numerous tourists fir its fabulous scenery and rich historical sites.

Huangyao was built in the Ming Dynasty, and reached its prime during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The family names of the local people were mainly Huang and Yao, hence the town. Yet, despite that greater exposure, the venerable town remains peaceful, still exuding a certain mystique.

Huangyao covers 36 hectares and holds more than 2,800 residents belonging to 500 households. Most of its streets and distinctive structures were constructed during the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. The isolated location shielded the town from the impact of modern civilization and manmade degradation, and helped to preserve the ancient dwellings and historic landmarks there.

Surrounded by rivers and mountains, Huangyao Ancient Town has very charming karts scenery. Also it help the town to keep a peaceful environment. The town also remains many historical relics worth seeing. Famous sites in Huangyao include Old Stage, Gu Clan Shrine, Wenxing Pavilion, Xingning Temple, Liang Residence, and the Ruin Site of Guangxi Art Gallery.

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Northeast of Zhaoping County, Hezhou, about 200 Kilometers away from Guilin, Guangxi, China

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Main Sights

Old Stage, Gu Clan Shrine, Wenxing Pavilion, Xingning Temple, Liang Residence, and the Ruin Site of Guangxi Art Gallery

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Travel Information

Admission for Huangyao Ancient Town: 100 yuan 

Opening Hours: 8:00AM~6:00PM

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1. You can take trains to Hezhou, and then take bus to Huangyao Ancient Town from the downtown. One of the convenient train is No. K9336 / K 9337 Nanning – Hezhou.

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Travel Tips 

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about three hours.

2. Recommended local dishes: Huangyao tofu (stuffed bean curd and bean curd, both should try), fresh mushroom, mushroom fried rice cake, and Huangyao lobster sauce (for seasoning).


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