Enjoy a slow and leisurely life in the ancient towns of Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Where will you go this weekend? How about to an ancient town to enjoy a slow and leisurely life? The following ancient towns with beautiful sceneries are hereby recommended to you.
Pianyan Ancient Town, Beibei District 北碚区 偏岩古镇?
With old ficus virens (more commonly known as “white fig”), stone road, small bridge and river, there are only a few commercial establishments in the town. You can have tea at a small tea house or have your hair cut at a traditional barber shop. In addition to Pianyan Ancient Town, you can climb Jinyun Mountain and go to the North Hot Springs in Beibei.
Route: Take bus or Line 6 to Beibei, take bus 963 at Beibei Bus Station and then take bus 962.
Longxing Ancient Town, Yubei District 渝北区 龙兴古镇
With old houses having few decorations, you can experience local cultures slowly. It is a one hour drive from urban districts and there are a few visitors there in holidays. Do not miss the “Shuishangpiao” restaurant in Longxing Ancient Town, where you can enjoy delicate Tofu pudding and home-brewed liquor.
Route: Take bus at Hongqihegou Station to Longxing
Zhongshan Ancient Town, Jiangjin District?江津区 中山古镇
Connected by a long street, there are stilt houses along the river, a gallery-type market and popular temple. You may feel you are entering into a landscape painting. The special food there is Shiban Ciba (glutinous rice cake), Youlaozao (fermented glutinous rice) and smoked bean curd — don’t miss them!
Route: Longtousi / Sigongli / Chenjiaping Bus Station – Jiangjin – Zhongshan Ancient Town
(Translated by Ma Shuangshuang, Fathom Language Limited)