Top 5 Ancient Cities in China

Top 5 Ancient Cities in China

In China’s splendid history and culture of thousands of years, there are many famous historical and cultural cities. After thousands of years of natural and man-made disasters, only a few of them can keep the ancient city intact.

Ping Yao Gu Cheng (平遥古城)

Pingyao Ancient City, Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province, is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 2,700 years. It is also called “the most well-preserved four ancient cities”, together with Langzhong city of Sichuan, Lijiang of Yunnan and Shexian County of Anhui, which are the second batch of national historical and cultural cities.

Li Jiang Gu Vheng (丽江古城)

Lijiang ancient city is located in Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, southwest China. Lijiang ancient city, also known as Dayan Town, is located in the middle of Lijiang Dam. It is also called “the most well-preserved four ancient cities”, together with Langzhong city of Sichuan, Pingyao of Shanxi and Shexian County of Anhui, which are also the second batch of national historical and cultural cities.

Feng Huang Gu Cheng (凤凰古城)

Fenghuang ancient City, a national historic and cultural city, was once praised as the most beautiful town in China by the famous New Zealand writer Louis Rewi. Adjacent to The Miao Village of Dehang in Jishou, Mengdong River in Yongshun and Fanjing Mountain in Guizhou, it is the only way between Huaihua, Jishou and Tongren in Guizhou.

Da Li Gu Cheng (大理古城)

Dali old City, called Yucheng for short, is located at the foot of the beautiful Cangshan Mountain, 13 kilometers away from Xiaguan of Dali City. Founded in the fifteenth year of hongwu in the Ming Dynasty (1382), Dali is one of the first historical and cultural cities in China.
With Erhai Lake in the east and Cangshan Mountain in the west, the ancient city has a magnificent tower and beautiful scenery.

Xi Jie (西街)

There are many places called West Street all over the country. The most famous one is The West Street of Yangshuo County, Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Yangshuo West Street, nicknamed “Foreigner Street”, has a history of more than 1,400 years. Besides, there were yiyang West Street, Xiangcheng West Street, Quanzhou West Street and so on, all of which were famous for their legendary history.

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