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Shuimo Ancient Town

 Aba Prefecture Attractions

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Introduction to Shuimo Ancient Town (水磨古镇)

Shuimo Ancient Town, located in Wenchuan County of Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba in Sichuan Province, once a town seriously destroyed by the Wenchuan Earthquake, but today it has been reconstructed into a beautiful township with beautiful scenery and historic cultural town of strong local Qiang styles and customs. 

Shuimo Ancient Town was called "Town of Longevity" in ancient Shang Dynasty. But it was ruined by Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008 as it is only 10 kilometers away from the epicenter of Wenchuan Earthquake, Yinxiu Township. Today, in this reborn town, you will not see the ruins left by the earthquake, all are new buildings of thick Xiqiang cultures, green tiles and carved beams, paved stone alleys along with stores selling exquisite and beautiful handcrafts of Qiang style made by local people. The post-construction of Shuimo Ancient Town is based on the concept of ecological-friendly by retaining the authentic cultures and customs of local Qiang style. The post-disaster construction of Shuimo also adds new elements of southern Guangdong which has been perfectly blended into Qiang-style elements. This gives a fresh and vibration to the attraction of Shuimo Ancient Town. 

Now Shuimo Ancient Town is considered as a successful model for post-construction in the world. There are many famous scenic spots that are popular among tourists, like the Spring Breeze Pavilion, Chan Shou Street, Shou Xi Lake, several unique-styles plazas and so on.

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Wenchuan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

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Main Sights

Spring Breeze Pavilion, Longevity Pavilion, Shuimo Pavilion, Chan Shou Old Street, Shou Xi Lake,

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Travel Information

Entrance ticket: free

Opening Hours: all day

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Plan A: take Reseau Express Regional (kuaitie) from Chengdu Railway Station to Dujiangyan (CNY15/about 30 minutes), then take No.8 or No.9 bus to Dujiangyan Bus Station where frequent bus bound for Shuimo Town departs (CNY10/30 minutes)

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Travel Tips 

1. Sightseeing in some part of the town is physical challenging. Children and Senior visitors are suggested to visit with the company of adults.

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