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“Ancient little town”

Huanglongxi Ancient Town
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This town one our out of Chengdu has been preserved with the old architecture which is quite a treat . People come to escape the city and on a hot day we saw children and their parents wading in the stream that goes in the middle of the main road. Yes it is touristy, with shops selling street food and trinkets, with people asking you if you want a massage and with the fish pedicures. But it's pretty and everyone is enjoying themselves. The buildings make you think about life hundreds of years ago.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Getting there and back: There is more than one way but we took the metro (line 3) to Xinnanmen. Exit D brought us in front of the bus station. We purchased bus tickets (RMB 16 per pax) for Huanglongxi from the information counter on level 1, although you can apparently head straight for the ticketing counters on level 2. Foreigners need to use their passports for the purchase, like for any train or long-distance bus tickets. The journey took about an hour and you can purchase a return ticket (RMB 15 per pax) at the Huanglongxi bus station; the return ticket does not have a fixed time as the bus moves only after it is filled (last bus 6 pm). A local bus (from where you drop off for the bus from Chengdu; cost RMB 1) takes you on a short journey to the village entrance where the Huanglongxi hotel is. Do the reverse to get back to Chengdu.
The village main street is very commercialised, much like so many other ancient villages in China but if you move off it, then it is quite different - quieter (perhaps because we went on a weekday) and many nice teahouses lining the water edge where the Dragon and Phoenix islands are, for example, along the Xifeng corridor. For lunch, try the Yigenmian restaurant along the main street - difficult to miss as it is thronged with people; they offer non-spicy noodles and lianggao, for example.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

There are several shops here but buildings and the water features make this area fantastic to visit.

1  Thank KayTank
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I enjoyed my time at this ancient city
you can see the 2,000 year old streets
eat different sichuan foods
do a fish pedicure
take a boat ride
To travel to this city by public means, you can get a bus at chadianzi bus terminal and get a return bus before 6pm.
One day at the city is enough..

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

OK so it isn't all "ancient" but it really doesn't matter, this is a lovely little town that is well worth exploring. Loads of snacks, curio shops, tea/coffee houses and restaurants. In the central square there was a free demonstration of the ancient art of "changing face" which was cool. If you want your ears cleaned or a shoulder massage then there are many people here only too happy to oblige. Running from the old west gate through the town is a water feature which during the dry winters we get here was, a little lacking in water, but it really didn't matter. A great day out.

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