1. It's very close to the Four-hole Trench. Passing by, I went to see it. The ancient town is very historic and worth visiting. There is a special parking lot, convenient parking, parking fee 5 yuan. It's better than you think. It's not so remote. There are towns, hotels and restaurants in the old town. Of course, it's not as good as you think. 2. There is not too much commercialization in the ancient town. All the people living in the town are local people. They love planting flowers. They have nothing to do with tourism. Hydrangea is very beautiful. Ancient town tours are casual, the town is not big, soon finished, like to stay a little longer, do not like to take a glance and then go away. Tickets are 10 yuan and there are many exports. 3. Datong Ancient Town, with convenient land and water transportation, can reach Chongqing, Wuhan and Shanghai through the Chishui River into the Yangtze River. Various native products and raw and ripe medicinal materials from the dry road are delivered and transported here. Old wharfs were very large. When wooden bamboo rafts floated down the river, half of the river was covered with bamboo. Freighters supplied and repaired their sails here. The existing buildings of the ancient town were built in the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties. The buildings are connected by the vertical and horizontal axes of the streets, and arranged in one line. After stepping on the bluestone steps, the halls donated by businessmen from all over the country, the luxurious houses, the ancestral halls of the prestigious clan, a set of sacrificial buildings and ingenious designs have been preserved. Although they have become the stories of yesterday, they still retain the rigorous, meticulous, honest and noble spirit of the business community. In the most prosperous period, in a small town with less than 300 families, there were sixty or seventy iron shops open. Business flourished at home. Small iron tools such as nails and tips used on old ships became the main industrial products in Datong. At that time, there were few quiet days in Datong. The tinkling of iron and the sound of bellows were accompanied by the shouts of congratulations from ships to ships. Now everything is in the past. Dry roads have been built, goods have been diverted, and the stone steps of the wharf left behind are in a mess. No merchant ships have been moored for a long time.
As a backpacker from the north, after visiting Sidonggou on December 27, 2018, two yuan bus ticket sent me back to Datong Ancient Town. Getting out of the car on the right hand side, there is an old street, just for a foreigner to visit. The local people still live as they are, and they don't mind my tourist with a camera. It makes me very comfortable. It's definitely worth visiting here. It's very close to Chishui City. The bus at the passenger station will bring you here for 3 yuan and half an hour. At the same time, we visited thousands of Miao Village, Datong Ancient Town, Bian Ancient Town, Tucheng Ancient Town, Taiping Ancient Town and Maotai Town in Xijiang, Guizhou. Here is the most grounded gas, the kind of time solidification, years of quiet good feeling is very beautiful. The commercialization of thousands of Miao villages in Xijiang is not suitable for even lifting shoes. There are humanities in history. It can be done in about an hour. If you like to be dazed, here is absolutely OK.
Datong Ancient Town is located on the Datong River from Chishui City to Sidonggou Scenic Area, about 12 kilometers away from the city. The ancient town has a history of more than 300 years. At that time, it was a waterway channel with a wharf. Now it has declined. When driving to the ancient town, you can see the archway of Datong ancient town, along the downhill steps of the archway, you can take a path to the part of the ancient town by the river. The old town still retains its old simplicity. Weathered ancient buildings still retain the traces of craftsmen's delicate carvings.
It's different from the old towns that we have visited before. Different ancient towns and different sceneries have simple folkways and pleasant scenery. There is also a Goddess of Mercy Temple in the town. We take advantage of 17 years of chicken age to worship Buddha with our wife. We sincerely respect Buddha and hope that Buddha's ancestors will bless us.
Ancient towns need to buy tickets, 10 yuan including 2 yuan scenic area consumption volume, half price for the elderly over 60 years old. Old town is not big, commercialized breath is not strong, see a merchant did a lot of bamboo, said to go to the market tomorrow, the town is paved with stone roads, moss is slippery.
There is a ticket office at the entrance of the old town. Of course, you can not buy tickets at all, because there are many entrances in the whole street. Relatively few tourists, mostly local residents, the ancient town is still the most simple way of life, including weekly fixed-date shopping. = Chinese Barbed Sparrow, Bamboo Bird's Nest and other local delicacies should not be missed. From the town along the mountain road network 4 kilometers, there is a Wangyun Peak, like photography friends do not miss, as long as it is not rainy day, most of the time there are spectacular clouds. It took me two days in Datong Ancient Town.
Datong Ancient Town, Chishui. The world is the same except that the cave is the ancient town - "noisy tourists, souvenir stores are the same everywhere, so to go to the ancient town, my heart is refused. But the first two days of exercise was enough, today I want to be quiet, so I went. There are surprises - "Bird cages hanging on the rhubarb tree, butterflies gathering honey, meowing on the roof, children rushing to work, old gentlemen drinking tea and playing cards. This riverside town built in the Southern Song Dynasty maintained a quiet and original rhythm of life during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is what the ancient town should be like.