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How long is Wuxi’s history?The “Shidun Site” in Huishan Ancient Town proves that it has more than 4,000 years


This is the Travel and History Institute of Zhang Xing Zhe. Compare black-and-white and color photos, which one is more artistic? An ink painting, a watercolor painting, there are mountains and waters, ancient houses, ancient bridges, and the ancient towns in the south of the Yangtze River seem to be similar, but the tastes are different. If the ancient water town is backed by the green hills, it will be even more feng shui. If it rains a little bit, it will be covered by clouds and mist, like a fairyland, like a painting, like a poem. This is the shore of Taihu Lake, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the ancient town of Huishan in Wuxi, Jiangsu. The river flowing through the ancient town of Huishan is Huishanbang, a tributary of the Grand Canal, and the green hill behind the ancient town is the birthplace of Wuxi’s place name “Wuxi Xishan Mountain Wuxi” . The ancient town of Huishan has a long history and is rich in humanities. It is a 5A-level tourist attraction and is also included in the World Cultural Heritage Record List. It is hoped that it will become a World Heritage site as soon as possible. Xishan next to the ancient town of Huishan is the origin of the city of Wuxi. The Shidun site, a prehistoric cultural site dating back more than four thousand years, is here. The ancestors of Xishan are the earliest aborigines in Wuxi. The ancient town of Huishan has a unique geographical location and beautiful natural environment. The ancestral halls are a major feature of the ancient town. The ancient ancestral halls are densely distributed. It is the most well-preserved historical district in Wuxi. The ancestral hall in Huishan Ancient Town was built in the Tang Dynasty and flourished in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There were 120 ancestral halls built successively. According to the regulations, they were divided into Shangshu Temple, Shilang Temple, Yushi Temple, Governor Temple, Zhongjie Temple, Chastity Temple, etc., with many names. Among them are nine prime ministers’ ancestral halls, Huang Xie, Chunshen monarch of Chu during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States period; Li Shen, Lu Zhi, Zhang Jianzhi, prime ministers of the Tang Dynasty; Sima Guang, Fan Zhongyan, Wang Dan, and Li Gang of the Song Dynasty; and Li Hongzhang, a famous official in the late Qing Dynasty. Ancestral Hall of Celebrities. All the ancestral halls involve more than 80 surnames and more than 180 historical figures. They are the place to find roots and ancestors, and trace the source of surname culture. In addition to the ancestral hall, the ancient town also has Jichang Garden and Yugong Valley in the Ming Dynasty. The Qianrenbaodefang and Huashi Simenian Memorial Archway are the representatives of the ancient town archway group. The stone stele of Huishan Old Street was erected during the Xianfeng period of the Qing Dynasty. The front side is brick-engraved with the four characters “Wuli Xiangcheng” in the late Qing Dynasty Dou Chengzhuo script; the back side is the seal script “Jiufeng Cuizhang”, written by Sun Hanchu, the eighth family of Shaobao. Wulixiangcheng was originally an avenue from Wuxi West Gate to Huishan, but was later flooded by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. The ancient town of Huishan occupies a special geographical location. In ancient times, it was an important business town, a material distribution center, a water transport terminal, and a land center. The transportation is very convenient. It has left a large number of commercial facilities, including various industry clubs and chambers of commerce. The public office, Shizuo office, salt industry office, construction industry guild, Wuyuan Guild Hall, etc., are all important historical sites. Huishan Temple is an important scenic spot in the scenic area of ​​Huishan Ancient Town. It was built in the Northern and Southern Dynasties. The ancient incense is flourishing. The Xishan Dragon Light Pagoda in the temple is an iconic ancient building in Wuxi. It was built in the Ming Dynasty and Wanli, and is the most representative of Huishan Ancient Town. landscape. Xishan is surrounded by luxuriant rocks and rich springs. It is known as the thirteen springs of Jiulong. Huiquan and Lu Yu, a tea sage of the Tang Dynasty, spoke highly of it and called it “the second spring in the world.” For more exciting content, please pay attention to me: Xing Zhe Lao Zhang [Author’s profile]: Traveler Lao Zhang, motorcycle travel enthusiast, contemporary Xu Xiake, measures the earth with his footsteps, and shares his travel experience at any time. Welcome to follow, like, and comment, and feel free to let us know!