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This small city built next to the Three Gorges Dam is very powerful but very low-key, with beautiful scenery


When I walked into Zigui County, Hubei Province, Qu Yuan’s hometown, I couldn’t help being amazed. The cultural atmosphere and living environment of this small county town were so vivid that it gave me an unspeakable beauty. On September 28, 1998, Zigui took the lead in realizing the overall relocation of the county seat in the Three Gorges Reservoir area. This not only opened up a new world for Zigui’s development, but also opened up a new era for Zigui. According to the survey data, when Zigui County moved eastward in 1998, the urban area was only 3 square kilometers and the population was only over 30,000. Now the county’s urban area has expanded to 10 square kilometers with a population of more than 120,000, which is equivalent to rebuilding two more people. A county seat. Zigui is located in the west of Hubei Province, on both banks of the Xiling Gorge of the Yangtze River. It belongs to the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, with undulating hills and crisscross river valleys. It has a subtropical continental monsoon climate. Due to its unique geographical location, Zigui County is doomed to develop infinitely. It is worth mentioning that the world-famous Three Gorges Dam is just east of Zigui County and is magnificent. Zigui is the hometown of Qu Yuan and has a long history and culture. As early as the Yin and Shang dynasties, Zigui was the place where he returned to the country. In the early Western Zhou Dynasty, it was the first country of Chu Zi Xiong Yi. The understanding of it started from Quyuan and the Three Gorges Dam. But when I really came here and entered this city, I found that Zigui was far more beautiful and magnificent than I had imagined. Even the overall relocation of the county seat will not affect the charm of Chu culture, and it will be harder to resist the richness and vitality of the Xiajiang humanities. Today’s Zigui County is very prosperous and peaceful. I drove from Xilingxia Village to the city. The spirit of Zigui people left a deep impression on me. When we walked along the Xujiachong Harbor to the hotel in the urban area for dinner, there were a lot of citizens running, walking, and cycling along the river. Their healthy and sunny attitude to life made me eager, and I wanted to go for a run on the river at night. run. It is reported that the Xujiachong Harbor in Zigui is the riverside corridor for Zigui people, and the Dragon Boat Race held every year during the Dragon Boat Festival is held here. At this location, there is an eco-tourism area called “Muyu Island”. Muyu Island is named after it resembles a wooden fish. The Muyu Island, which is connected to the trend of the mountains, resembles the head of a giant dragon. It is only 800 meters away from the Three Gorges Dam. It is connected with Quyuan Temple and becomes part of the Quyuan Cultural and Ecological Tourism Zone in the Three Gorges. The environment of Muyu Island is very beautiful and it is very suitable for outdoor sports. It has been named “Famous Landscape for National Fitness in China” by the State Sports General Administration. This shows that Zigui people are positive and full of optimism. However, this is only a small part of Zigui. More than 20 years after Zigui moved eastward, it has realized the magnificent turn from a closed and backward mountainous county to an open, inclusive and energetic Pearl of the Xiajiang River. For more than 20 years, with a flick of a finger. The mountain is still this mountain, and the water is still this water, but today’s Zigui County has undergone earth-shaking changes, and it is located at the head of the Three Gorges Dam. Let’s just talk about the Quyuan Temple on Phoenix Mountain. It was built in the fifteenth year of Tang Yuanhe and the third year of Song Yuanfeng. Song Shenzong Zhao Xu named Qu Yuan as “Duke Qing Lie”, also known as “Duke Qing Lie”. The original site of the Qingliegong Temple was in Quyuantuo, 5 miles east of Guizhou, but it was relocated twice due to the construction of the Gezhouba Water Conservancy Project and the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. The first time it moved to Xiangjiaping, 3 miles east of Guizhou city, and the second time it was relocated to Fenghuang Mountain, Zigui County. It is the Quyuan Temple seen today, and it is also connected with Zhangfei Temple, Baiheliang and Shibaozhai in Chongqing. Together, they have become four separate projects for the relocation and reconstruction of cultural relics in the Three Gorges reservoir area. The Qu Yuan Temple under aerial photography is not only spectacular and classical, but also forms a sense of “coexistence of ancient and modern” with the surrounding mountains and forests and modern construction. Urban construction can be said to be “clear at a glance.” It is full of the vigor and vigor of the new era, and it has created a new look that has become more exciting. At the same time, it can also be seen that Zigui is a mountainous county. The county is entrenched by the Wushan remaining veins, with ridges and mountains, high rocks and deep valleys. The highest point is Yuntaiwan at an altitude of 2057 meters, the lowest point is Maoping River mouth at an altitude of 40 meters, 128 mountains above 800 meters above sea level, and 2 mountains above 2000 meters above sea level. Due to the ups and downs of the mountains in Zigui County and the obvious vertical climate change, Zigui’s products are very rich and have distinctive local characteristics. Zigui navel orange is well-known at home and abroad, and has a long history of cultivating citrus. As early as more than two thousand years ago, the great patriotic poet Qu Yuan wrote the famous “Ode to Orange” here. In 1954, Zigui was named the “Hometown of Navel Oranges in China”. Since then, Zigui’s navel oranges, brocade oranges, peach leaf oranges, and summer oranges have come out of Zigui one after another. Zigui mountain tea, especially Jiuwansi cotton tea, is produced in the Yangtze River valley and planted in semi-high mountains. The forest vegetation is well-preserved, and the climate is mild, the rainfall is abundant, and the sunlight is sufficient. The fresh leaves are rich in amino acids and mineral elements. According to records, during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, Jiuwansi cotton tea was also used as a royal tribute. Its appearance is tight and uniform, with silver green and green, and the tender leaf section is inexhaustible with silver threads. It has the characteristics of “scent and sweet, durable and foam resistant”, so it was greatly appreciated by the Emperor Qianlong, and he gave it the name “Silk Mian Tea”. . In the poems and paintings, Qu Yuan’s hometown, Zigui’s authentic customs are far more than these, whether it is the “Qu Yuan banquet” we eat in the county town or the farmhouse dishes we eat in the countryside outside the city, from the exquisite craftsmanship to the simple taste, The taste of Zigui left me in my heart.