Located on the northeastern border of the Sichuan Basin, this ancient city has a history of more than 2,300 years. Langzhong boasts fertile land, nourishing river waters, an agreeable climate, and abundant produce. Its architectural styles represent ancient Chinese residential philosophy, the chessboard-shaped design bringing together Chinese building styles from both north and south, and is the best example in ancient cities of tian ren he yi Chinese architecture - a philosophy that reflects people’s connection with nature.
Also known as Nanlou Tower and Zhenjiang Tower, Huaguang Tower is a Key Historic Site under Province Protection. Built in the Tang Dynasty, the tower suffered from burning for many times and was restored in many dynasties. The existing tower was rebuilt in the 6th year of the reign of Emperor Tongzhi in the Qing Dynasty (1867) and with the area of 150 sq. m, it is the symbolic architecture of Langzhong Ancient City. The tower is an arcade and was built over a 5m-long stone stylobate. With the height of 36m and triple-eaves gable and hip roof, it is titled with "The First Tower of Langzhong Town" with tall and magnificent design, exquisite and fine style, the design of the Tang Dynasty, unique features. Tourists can step on the tower to enjoy the beautiful and splendid Langzhong Ancient City surrounded by rivers in three sides and mountains in four sides.
Pagoda of Tang Dynasty
Located at the middle of Yutai Mountain at the east of Langzhong and within Tengwang Pavilion Scenic Area, it was built by Yuan Ying, Prince Teng in the Tang Dynasty when he garrisoned Langzhong. It is a seven-storey high pagoda. Originally, there are 3 pagodas, but now, only 1 pagoda remains. With the height of 8.25m and square column foot, the pagoda is carved with 4 petals of quincunx Xumizuos. The body of pagoda is overturned-bowl with a ship-shaped shrine in the center and a Buddha''s cross-legged statue over the lotus seat in the pagoda, a decoration for Buddha installed at the top, two-layer bases. At the lower layer, there is carved with 8 strong men holding the Buddhist temple and at upper layer, there are hexagonal prisms. Each direction is set with a door in which a Buddha is carved and the Buddhist temple is of flame-grain form. The stone is fine and smooth, simple but graceful.
Initially built in the Tang Dynasty and rebuilt in the third year of the reign of Emperor Huizong in the Yuan Dynasty (1343), Wulong Temple, as Key Historic Site under State Protection, is located at the foot of Wulong Mountain in Baihu Village, Helou Township, Langzhong with an area of 4mu and building area of 100 sq.m. There were mountain gate, theater stage, left and right wing-rooms and Wenchang Pavilion, which were destroyed in the Cultural Revolution period. Now, only Wenchang Pavilion, the ancient cultural relic in the Yuan Dynasty, is survived, and is of timber structure. It is a gable and hip roof with single eave covered by cylindrical tile and houses three rooms.
Initially built in the Tang Dynasty and repaired in the Emperor Huizong of the Yuan Dynasty and in the Ming Dynasty, Yong’an Temple, as State Protected Historic Site, about 40km from Langzhong, is located on the Huangnigang surrounded by mountains at 5km in the northeast of Shuiguan Town. With an area of 4,000 sq.m and building area of 1,700 sq.m, it is of double-eave overhanging gable roof, and now only ancient architectural complexes in the Yuan Dynasty and Qing Dynasty are survived.
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