I went to the Spring Festival in 2018. It takes about two hours for Chengdu not to take the highway. Although not many tourists, relatively small and remote, but also retained the original flavor of the ancient town, the town has more Aboriginal residents, less business noise, more quiet ancient town in Western Sichuan. At the festival, Sichuan Opera is being performed on the ancient stage of the town, which adds to the liveliness of the town. It used to be an important town on the Tea-Horse Road. It was also one of the main battlefields for Hu Zongnan's troops and Liu Deng's army in 1949. Crossing Linxi River, not far from Chengdu Battle Exhibition Hall and Martyrs'Cemetery, it is worth visiting and hanging.
Xilai Ancient Town, ancient color and fragrance, ancient trees can tell you how long the history here is!
Xilai Ancient Town is one of the ancient towns in Pujiang County. There are no other ancient towns such as Street, Pingle, Luodai and Huanglongxi. The commercial atmosphere of the ancient town is not very strong and it is clean and comfortable. There are many old trees on both sides of Linxi River in ancient town. Legend has it that in the early Northern Song Dynasty, there were two couples along Linxi River who loved each other very much. After their death, they became two banyan trees on the Bank of Linxi River.
Suitable for leisure, and good scenery! There is a free parking lot on the north. No tickets.
The town is about 100 kilometers away from Chengdu and drives for an hour and a half. The old town is not big, so it takes only 1 or 2 hours to go shopping. It's similar to other ancient towns, except that there are fewer tourists and nobody else except a few restaurants that do well in business. There is a river beside the ancient town. It drinks tea under the banyan trees by the river and walks along the greenway by the river very well.
It's also OK to go to Qingdao. There are few people going there. The hundred-year-old banyan tree is worth seeing. Many fishing enthusiasts sit by the river and concentrate on fishing. There's nothing on the old street and it's not busy. It's hard to compare with the crowds of people in the ancient towns of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai. The honey and pot helmet they bought when they came out are very delicious. The scenery near Pujiang County is very beautiful.
The ancient town of Xilai maintained a rare simplicity and calmness. Visitors have not flocked to the city, and the noise has not yet officially begun. Compared with the tourism development of the nearest neighbor Pingle, Xilai is like a lonely old man, still living in his own era.
As soon as we arrived at the Xilai Passenger Station, we saw the big words "Xilai Ancient Town" on the red archway. Hey, another built ancient town, let's be a little disappointed. But now let's take a look. Xilai is a small town in Pingba Mountain. It has grey houses, slate pavement, ancient streets and ancient towns scattered all over Sichuan. But it is worth mentioning that Wenfeng Pagoda, boat coffin and more than a dozen ancient banyan trees along Linxi River in the old streets confirm the history of the ancient town. Although there are many folk houses in Western Sichuan in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, which have a long history. But that is more than a hundred years of history, thousands of years apart from those ancient banyan trees and once this land, there should be little left.