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Three More "National Brands" 2019-03-20
Not long ago, Hangzhou was praised nationally again! The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage have published the list of the seventh batch of famous Chinese historical and cultural towns and villages.

The towns and villages on the list are particularly rich in cultural relics, which are of great historical value or commemorative significance and can more completely reflect the traditional styles and features of some historical periods and local ethnic characteristics.

In addition to Shen’ao Village, Xinye Village and Qinchuan Village published in the previous six batches, there are altogether six villages in Hangzhou that have won the title of "famous historic and cultural villages in China".

1.Shangwufang Village

Situated in the southwest of Jiande, Shangwufang Village has a series of dwellings built along a mountain.  Those well-arranged buildings are generally Hui-style, featured with black bricks, Ma Tau Wall, small tiles, carved beams, flower paintings, corridors, and lattice windows.

Shangwufang Village has beautiful, quiet, harmonious scenery which is a unity of man and nature. There are elegant wooden brick buildings winding between alleys. For more than 600 years, the Fang family has lived here, working at sunrise and resting at sunset. Thousands of people have led a peaceful life of a long and mysterious ancient charm in mountains.

2.Licun Village

Approaching the village, the first thing you see is a luxurious red four-column memorial archway, engraved with six Chinese characters “李村-千年古村” which means Licun Village, a thousand years old village.

Licun Village, formerly known as Xu Zhai, is the central village of Daciyan Town in the south of Jiande. According to the Yuhua Li's Genealogy, those Li surnamed moved into Licun Village in the Tang Dynasty more than 1100 years ago. Their ancestor was Li Jing, a minister who made great contributions to the founding of the Tang Dynasty.

The ancient Licun Village has beautiful scenery and a long history. It is sited backwards to Yuhua Mountain and adjacent to Daciyan scenic area which is famous for the "Jiangnan Hanging Temple" to the northwest. The whole village is surrounded by luxuriant Yuhua mountain range and Daciyan mountain range. Gurgling streams flow by the village. You can come here to see pleasing scenery, grand opera and dragon lantern and drink Tuqujiu wine.

3.Maoping Village

Maoping village is located in Fuchunjiang Town, Tonglu County, where traces of history, deep or shallow, are condensed into buildings. It has beautiful scenery, simple folk customs and profound culture.

The Village was founded in the Song and Yuan dynasties, with a history of more than 900 years. Hu family is the founder of the village. In ancient times, Maoping Village was an obligatory and important stop for merchants. After generations of villagers' entrepreneurship and inheritance, it became one of the thriving villages in western Zhejiang area in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties.

Dyeing in the lush mountain ridges, the Maoping Village is blessed with sweet and fresh air. Black bricks and tiles are enveloped in towering ancient trees. Gurgling streams flow around the village. Cascading hills and terraced fields are in full view. All of which create a land of idyllic beauty.
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