Huanglongxi Ancient Town in Chengdu
Attractions Overview: Hometown of fire dragon in China
Attraction Type: Ancient Town, Cultural
Chinese Name: 成都黄龙溪古镇
English Name: Huanglongxi Ancient Town
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 Hours
Open Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free
Address in English: Zhenlong Street, Huanglongxi Town, Shuangliu District, Chengdu
Address in Chinese: 成都市双流区黄龙溪镇镇龙街
Why is Huanglongxi Ancient Town So Special?
Huanglongxi is an ancient town with a history of more than 1,700 years. The town features its ancient culture of water culture, Buddhism culture, tea culture, ecologic farming culture integrated with colorful folklore culture, screen culture and cooking culture. Its well-preserved buildings and cobbled street makes it a popular scenic destination for visitors and filmmakers alike. A number of the current buildings are historical civilian residences dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Where is Huanglongxi Ancient Town?
Huanglongxi Ancient Town is located at about 30 kilometers south-southwest of the Sichuan‘s capital, Chengdu. The ancient town lies about 50 km from Chengdu Railway Station, and about 36 km from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
How to Get to Huanglongxi Ancient Town?
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To go to Huanglongxi Old Town, one can use the buses. There are scheduled buses every 20 minutes from Chengdu Xinnanmen Tourist Center to Huanglongxi Old Town from 8:00 to 17:30 everyday. Bus ticket costs 14 yuan per person. There are also other scheduled buses from Chengdu Chadianzi Bus Station every 15 minutes from 6:00 to 18:00. It also costs 14 yuan per person. The bust takes about 1 hour to arrive in Huanglongxi Old Town from Chengdu
Main Attractions in Huanglongxi Ancient Town
With many scenic places of interest, Huanglongxi Ancient Town is worth a visit to find the old Chinese culture and customs. Seven ancient streets, which were built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, are well preserved. They are all paved with stone slabs, and the porch columns on both sides are orderly arrayed.
Gulong Temple is the oldest temple in Huanglongxi Ancient town. It stays in the south of Zheng Street and faces north and features ancient temple, ancient drama stage and ancient banyans. Two banyans grown in the temple are said to be sacred trees and one touch keeps you away from sickness and disaster. Another two temples are Zhenjiang Temple and Chaoyin Temple located in middle and north of Zheng Street.
Huanglongxi is hometown of the Fire Dragon Dance, which is a traditional Chinese dragon dance. The Fire Dragon Festival is held on every second day of the first Chinese lunar month, which is during the Chinese New Year and last until the Latten Festival which is the 15th day. The Fire Dragon Festival originated from Southern Song Dynasty when people believed there was dragon at Huanglongxi. The celebration includes burning a paper “fire dragon”, dragon dancing, lion dancing, river lamp releasing, fireworks show, Sichuan opera and many other celebrations.
Useful Travel Tips
- It rains a lot in summer, so it is necessary to take an umbrella or rain coat if you visit Huanglongxi Ancient Town in summer.
- Fire dragon dance in Huanglongxi Ancient Town is nationally renowned and you can watch it on lunar 15th day of the 1st month.
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