Day 4 – Furong Ancient Town, Zhangjiajie, China

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Our Day 4 at Zhangjiajie, one of my sister’s friend is ill with flue and our tour guide Tung also got the flu. Even they were ill but our tour  was still on. Today we were to visit Furong Ancient Town when we reach the Furong Ancient town, our guide leaded us to the restaurant just next to the entrance to have our breakfast of Rice Tofu dessert as it is the most popular dish in this town. Once we went into the Ancient Town, our guide arrange for the guide working in this old town to guide us into this old ancient town.

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Furong Ancient Town, Furong (Hibiscus) Town is originally named Wengoun. It is an ancient town where Tujiazu people live together. Until now, in the town, pavement laid with black flagstones and ancient domestic house (mainly Diaojiaolou) are well preserved. The famous movie Furong Town directed by Xiejin is shot here. At Furong Town, the local specialty, “rice tofu” it is said that the most genuine shop is in the vicinity of toril. That shop is the rice tofu shop in the movie

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The scenery in the town has unique bearing. Shops with trap dorrs are on both sides of five-mile street of black flagstone. Tujia Diaojiaolou {stilted house} are set up against the slope. The simple bearing of Tujiazu is very charming. In the Warring States Period, “Xizhou Copper Pillar” set as a war covenant made between the emperor of Chu, Maxifan and the King of headman remains as before. On “Xizhou Copper Pillar”. key cultural relic under state protection, more than 2300 characters are inscribed, the covenant of dismissing troops and reconciling made between the emperor of Chu, Maxifan and the King of headman in 940 A.D. is recorded.

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It is a precious object of studying nation relation in ancient China. Beside there is Wangoun waterfall which is about 60 meters high and 70 meters wide here. Walking behind the hanging screen of the waterfall is like placing oneself in a crystal palace.

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Furong Ancient Town is a town where lot of locals still living in this town but the local government change the policy of entrance charges  to collect revenue for this ancient town. The locals used the side entrance and they don’t have to pay for the entrance fees.


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