Vintage Travel: Pillar-supported Dwellings in Chongqing

17th July 2018

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Every metropolis can be represented by its typical architecture, such as the Hutong in Beijing, the Longtang (lane) in Shanghai, the Xiangzi (alley) in Chengdu. As for Chongqing, it has been fond of pillar-supported dwelling backing against the green mountains and facing the river. Today, we would like to recommend some primitive pillar-supported dwellings in Chongqing. Less populated, these places boast breathtaking sceneries which are ideal tourist destination in summer.

Hong’an Old Street

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When it comes to pillar-supported dwelling, people cannot help thinking of the novel Border Town by Shen Congwen. The fascinating old city bears an old and mysterious atmosphere where tourists can see the flavor of western Hu’nan everywhere. The Border Town is modeled on Hong’an town in which stands plenty of old buildings. The Tujia and Miao minority villages are built in particular style, and the river is picturesque with its blue waves. Actually, the most eye-catching site is the Soula Ferry, moving between banks by a steel wire that connects the wharfs.

Address: Hong’an Town, Xiushan County

Surrounding attractions: Chuanhegai, Xiushan County

Chiyou Jiuli Town

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In the drizzling mountains, there is such a city that bears the dream of Miao Minority people for thousand years - Chiyou Jiuli Town, which locates in Pengshui County. In the town, the most fascinating site is the pillar-supported dwelling complex which is built against the mountain, with more than 300 houses with a drop of 81 meters high, making it the biggest pillar-supported dwelling complex in the world.

Address: east bank of Wujiang River, Pengshui County

Surrounding attractions: A’yi River, Mowei Mountain, Pengshui County

Zhuoshui Ancient Town

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The pillar-supported dwellings of Zhuoshui Ancient Town lie on the four or five meters-high levee of A’peng River built with stripped rocks. Looking up from the levee, the pillar-supported dwellings look like standing in the cloud. Standing on the pillar-supported dwellings, looking at the distant mountains and misty A’pengjiang River, the relaxed and happy feeling arouse in the heart.

Address: Zhuoshui Town, Qianjiang County

Surrounding attractions: A’peng River, Youyang County; Mini South China Sea

Baisha Ancient Town

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Baisha Ancient Town is worth visiting than many other towns. Along the river in the town, there are lots of pillar-supported dwellings built in diverse style. Without much business, everything here can be reflected in a pot of tea in the old teahouse where the stories are being narrated by storytellers. It is a joy to do nothing but sit here.

Address: Baisha Town, Jiangjin District

Surrounding attractions: Simian Mountain, Dayuan Cave, Jiangjin District

每個城市都有一種建築情結,北京的胡同、上海的弄堂、成都的巷子,重慶的建築情結就是背靠青山、面朝江水的吊腳樓。今天,小編為大家介紹一下重慶這幾個原生態吊腳樓群,人煙較少,而且美到窒息,是夏日旅遊的好去處。

洪安老街

一提到吊腳樓,總會不由自主地想起沈從文筆下的《邊城》。那個讓人魂牽夢縈的古城,彌漫著古老而又神秘的氣息,隨處散發著淳樸的湘西風情。洪安是沈從文《邊城》的原型地,鎮內古建築林立,土家苗寨別具一格河水碧波蕩漾,風景如畫最有味道的是索拉渡河船,由一根鋼絲連接兩岸碼頭。

位置:秀山縣洪安鎮

周邊:秀山川河蓋

蚩尤九黎城

在微雨連綿的群山中,有這樣一座城它承載了苗族人千年的夢想,將蚩尤奉為先祖,將九黎部落聯盟視為先民。每年都會舉辦蚩尤祭祀大典,它就是坐落于重慶彭水的蚩尤九黎城。蚩尤九黎城中,最吸人眼球的還有吊腳樓群。吊腳樓依山而建,擁有300多間房屋建築群落差高達81米,為目前世界最大的吊腳樓群。

位置:彭水烏江東岸

周邊:彭水阿依河、彭水摩圍山

濯水古鎮

濯水古鎮的吊腳樓建在阿蓬江的河堤上,四五米高的河堤是用條石砌建的,經過了兩百多年的河水沖打,那些條石河堤沒有一點傾斜。在河堤下看,吊腳樓就像聳立在雲空中一樣。站在吊腳樓上遠望阿蓬江,煙波浩蕩、遠山連綿起伏,心裡便有了幾分把酒臨風、心曠神怡的感覺。

位置:黔江濯水鎮

周邊:酉陽阿蓬江、黔江小南海

白沙古鎮

白沙老街,比很多地方都來得有味道。幽深綿長的青石板小巷,日影斑駁的板板街沿著青石路拾級而上,鋼樑斑駁,木香水翠。白沙古鎮的江邊有著多姿多彩的吊腳樓,這裡沒有太多商業氣息,一切都歸於原生老茶館裡點一壺茶水,聽聽說書人的故事。即便什麼都不幹,也是一種享受。

位置:江津白沙鎮

周邊:江津四面山、江津大圓洞

來源:華龍網



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