If you stay in front of a lotus,
You will also feel clean;
If you walk in the quiet time,
You will also feel refreshed.
In the hot summer, it is most suitable to find a small town that is not too busy, walk into the quiet and leisurely time, smell the refreshing air, and forget the troubles of the world.
1. Zhaoxing Dong Village, Guizhou
One of the largest Dong villages in the country, the houses in the village are all dry-stilted stilted buildings, built along the river, in a well-arranged pattern.
The Drum Tower is the symbol of the Dong village, where people gather, socialize, and relax. The appearance, height, and size of the five Drum Towers are all different, and they are magnificent.
In the early morning or dusk when visiting the Dong village, the warm light casts on the yellow color of the wooden building, which is the most heart-warming scene.
Address: Provincial Road 202, Zhaoxing Village, Liping County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province
2. Tangqi Ancient Town, Hangzhou
“The beautiful land in the south of the Yangtze River, the quality city of Tangxi”, only in Tangqi can you feel the authentic Jiangnan culture.
The villages with blue tiles and white walls, the willows in the spring rain, the towering curved bridges, and the taste of boats passing through the environment are like pictures of water villages with rich colors.
Although there are no famous mountains and rivers here, the tranquility, beauty, and charm are enough to make people linger and forget to return.
Address: Tangqi Town, Yuhang District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
3. Laitan Ancient Town, Chongqing
The sound of Buddha bursts out in the tranquility, and the majestic pass outside the blue tiles stands tall. This is an ancient town that you can fall in love with at first sight.
The patchwork of small blue-tiled buildings with wooden structures basically maintains the original style of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Old castles, narrow and winding stone streets and alleys always give people the feeling of returning to the basics and stepping into a quiet mountain town.
Address: Near Laixing Street, Hechuan District, Chongqing
4. Suzhou·Jinxi Ancient Town
The bluestone paths, pavilions, corridors and bridges all retain the most original flavor of Jiangnan.
The gray walls, low eaves, and quaint carved windows are engraved with traces of time.
Visit quietly and savor carefully, and you will find that it is like a sleeping girl, quietly exuding infinite tenderness and charm.
Address: No. 18, Shaodiangang Road, Kunshan City, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province
5. Huzhou·Nanxun Ancient Town
Compared with other ancient towns, it is quieter, more primitive, and more suitable for emptying the mind.
Standing on the suspension bridge, the smoke is curling up, the blue bricks and white walls, the houses are lined up in rows, there is no commercial atmosphere, only the original charm of the water town.
There is less hustle and bustle and more tranquility. Walking here, there is no turning back and impetuousness, only quiet gentleness and poetry.
Address: No. 51, Renrui Road, Nanxun Town, Nanxun District, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province
6. Lijiang·Shuhe Ancient Town
A thousand-year-old town lying quietly under the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, it does not enter the hustle and bustle and does not seek luxury.
The ancient town is surrounded by mountains and rivers, with well-arranged houses, far away from the hustle and bustle of the world, simple and quiet, just like the simple countryside in memory.
Walk around aimlessly, and when you get tired from walking, go to the coffee room that is open to the water and have a cup of coffee. Just sit leisurely for an afternoon, so pleasant.
Address: Shuhe Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang City, Yunnan Province
7. Guilin·Xingping Ancient Town
The Lijiang River detours here and turns to flow, and the pattern on the back of the 20-yuan face value of our country is here.
The green hills are secluded and the cottages are quiet. Compared with the bustling West Street, this place is simple and vicissitudes, and the smooth bluestone slabs show the original flavor of Yangshuo.
Don’t forget to try Xingping’s famous “Songhua Tang” after you come here. The brown-yellow-yellow Songhua Tang is crispy in quality, dense in grains, sweet and crispy, and melts in your mouth.
Address: Xin Street, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County, Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
8. Hongcun, Anhui
Exquisite wood-carved beams, superb calligraphy and paintings, no bright lights, no hustle and bustle, Hongcun in summer has given us a kind of tranquility that cannot be disturbed.
In the aura of Hongcun, the streets and alleys are winding and narrow, and the old houses are clearly showing a decadent and mottled look inside and out.
The slower you walk, the more you can smell the decayed air between the wooden beams and the white walls, and you will feel as if you were still a hundred years ago.
Address: Hongcun Town, Yi County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province
9. Jiangxi Yaoli Ancient Town
The ancient town is surrounded by mountains and rivers, simple and quiet. During the day, the sun shines quietly on the small wooden bridges, stone roads, and white walls and tiles in the ancient town. The scenery is picturesque and lazy.
At night, when the breeze comes, the bean lanterns are like fire, beside the Yao River, under the covered bridge, the sound of Guqin flows out slowly…
Strolling here, looking at the scenery reflected on the water, listening to the faint voice from afar, you will definitely have a different feeling under the night.
Address: Yaoli Town, Fuliang County, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province
10. Sichuan·Liujiang Ancient Town
The Liujiang River is called the “Misty Rain Liujiang River”. The ancient town is accompanied by light rain and dim lights, making people feel like they are in a paradise.
Western Sichuan-style stilted buildings, Wangguxun Youshui Wharf, ancient plank road near the river, century-old residential Hui Old Street… It seems to be telling the days of going back in time!
Live here for a few days, go to the river to play in the water, or ask for a cup of coffee in the bar for an afternoon in a daze…just feel the intriguing tranquil atmosphere silently.
Address: Mingyue South Street, Hongya County, Meishan City, Sichuan Province
If you are irritable, you must go to the ancient town for a walk.
Quietly, no more words are needed, just stepping on the bluestone road, walking on the mottled mossy arch bridge, stopping by the Fufeng weeping willow, smiling in the eyes of the old and rare, is enough to find the detachment state of mind.
in the ancient town,
What goes by is the years,
What remains is history,
What is emptied is the mind,
The poetry and indifference left behind.