Huangyao town, locates at northeast
of Shaoping County, Hezhou, Guangxi province,
it is an ancient town with thousands years' history.
This town was first built in Song Dynasty and
it got its name just because almost all of the
local residents' surnames are Huang and Yao.
Huangyao ancient town covers an area
of 1 square kilometer with small bridge over the
flowing stream, and here is the typical Karst
physiognomy. There are 8 ancient streets in Huangyao
and most of the houses here are with Ming-Qing
style. Because of its special location - surrounded
by mountains and the inconvenient transportation,
Huangyao always keep its half-closed condition,
which makes the old houses and the cultural relics
are all kept very well.
It takes only about 2 hours to arrive
at Huangyao Old Town by highway. Go along and
you may reach the scenic spot, there is statuary
at the entrance, the ancient stage is on the left
side, and the right side is the patriotic education
base. This base protected many cultural celebrities
during the Sino-Japanese War time, and now it
is the National Patriotism Educational Center.
Inside of the base, many historical photos of
Sino-Japanese War and the relevant information
of American Flying Tigers are displayed here.
There are also an agelong banyan tree stands in
the courtyard to witness the history silently.
The 8 streets here are all paved with
flagstone and it is said that there are 99,999
flagstones altogether. After experiencing the
hundreds years' of baptism, these blue flagstones
now are grided as a mirror. A river named Yaojiang
passes through the old town, thus, you may find
the old bridges everywhere. After getting your
tickets and entering the town, you may pass a
stone bridge named Stone Jumping Bridge, this
bridge is arrayed with many dis-connected blocks
of stone, and the passerby need to proceed with
bounds and leaps to get to another side, thus,
the bridge got its name as Stone Jumping. It is
said that the cattle and sheep of the local families
are all used to this stone jumping bridge and
they are can get to another side without failure.
Just like the other famous ancient town, the rich
people in Huangyao all have their own ancestral
temples, and after hundred years' vicissitudes,
more than ten ancestral temples were built and
they are all historical witness of these rich
and big families' vicissitude.
day Guilin tour to Huangyao Acient Town