Sanhe Ancient Town
|Sanhe Ancient Town|
Sanhe Ancient Town was the biggest wharf in the region making it a very prosperous business place during ancient times. The town had many large shops and Tongxinglong Shop of Liu Brothers was one of them. It was managed by two brothers of the Liu Family engaging in the trade of rice, cloth and salt. The three words "Tong Xing Long" mean that business will be prosperous because of family harmony. There are 32 rooms consisting of 5 courtyards and 8 wings. The first courtyard has a two-storey wooden house; the second one is mainly a typical southern China building; the third one is the hall where hosts entertain guests; the fourth one is the incense house where the owners worship their ancestors; the fifth one is the living house that occupies 700 square meters (837 square yards).
Tongxinglong Shop of Liu Brothers
Dafu Mansion is a private house belonging to civil service officials in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. "Da Fu" is a high official position in ancient times. The mansion mainly displays traditional Chinese furniture and decorations including a plaque written by Zhu Feng, a high official cherry wood table, padauk round-backed armchair, rosewood round-backed mchair, machilus cabinet, phoebe Babu bed and old style Chinese portrayals of early Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911 AD).
|Former Residence of Chen-Ning Yang|
Chen-Ning Yang is a very famous scientist in China and a Nobel Prize Winner for Physics in 1957. Chen-Ning Yang's mother was born in Sanhe Ancient Town and she came back here with Chen-Ning Yang to escape war in 1937. Chen-Ning Yang sought knowledge here. Nowadays some valuable pictures and literature materials are displayed in the Former Residence of Chen-Ning Yang.
Former Residence of Chen-Ning Yang
Crane Cottage is former residence of Liu Bingzhang, a famous general in the late Qing Dynasty. He had hundreds of houses in Sanhe Town, but Crane Cottage is only one still preserved today.
Shi Daosheng, one of the owners of a famous food company, believed in "good people will be rewarded", so he was honest and always helped others. He and his families worshiped Buddha. Influenced by Shi Daosheng, a rich businessman who was a good friend of Shi, called on other businessmen and donated money to build Xiangu Hall. Xian Gu is a female immortal. It is said that a rich man felt disappointed because he did not have daughter; he and his families prayed to Xiangu and his wish finally came true. Therefore, Xiangu Hall attracts a lot of people to visit.
Peach Blossom Island located at the confluence of the Hangfu River and Lefeng River is a very beautiful land occupying 0.2 square kilometers (50 acres). The shape of the island is triangular and there are peach gardens and vineyards. When spring comes, Peach Blossom Island becomes a sea of peach blossoms making it feel like a fairyland.
Peach Blossom Island
Wangyue Pagoda is an ancient seven-storey pagoda that is 37 meters (120 feet) high. "Wang Yue" means looking at moon, expressing the feelings of missing one's hometown. The first floor of Wangyue Pagoda displays valuable folk art treasures; the second one shows tablets of different dynasties; the third one shows some ancient furniture from the Qing Dynasty; the forth one shows some stone-carvings; the fifth one displays tablets endowed by the government; the sixth one shows living goods of ancient times; the seventh floor shows Buddha statues of different dynasties. By the side of Wangyue Pagoda, there is a bridge called "Wangyue Bridge".
|A Street in the Ancient Town|
Dong Yinchu was born in Sanhe and he is a famous Chinese statesman and social activist. Dong Yinchu Bibliography Exhibition Center can be divided into six exhibitions. The first exhibition shows Sanhe Ancient Town---rich land fostering more talents; the second one displays the origin of the Dong Family; the third one displays outstanding Dong families; the forth one shows calling on people to save the nation; the fifth one is running businesses to save the nation; the sixth one shows generations' of leadership.
Dong Yinchu Bibliography Exhibition Center
Sun Liren was born in Sanhe Town and is a famous general of the Kuomintang. The former Residence of Sun Liren is a house in typical Huizhou style and has two courtyards. The first courtyard shows some pictures about Sun Liren's life story; the second one is a two-storey house and its first floor is the reception room.
Former Residence of Sun Liren
In addition, there are some other small attractions worth visit, such as Ancient Amusement Hall and Root-carving Exhibition.
The town is about 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from Hefei. There are two ways for visitors to get there from the downtown area:
Take the special tourist bus to the ancient town directly. The bus departs from Xinya Coach Station, and stops over at South Gate Transfer Center and Mingzhu Square. The ticket fare varies according to travel length and it is CNY 15, CNY12 and CNY 10 respectively starting from the three mentioned stations.
Take bus no. 30, 31, 32, or 33 to Yili Jixie Station, then change to bus no. 699 to get to the town directly. Ticket fare for the trip is only CNY 2.
|Admission Fee||Tongxinglong Shop of Liu Brothers-----CNY 20 |
Dong Yinchu Bibliography Exhibition Center----CNY20
Former Residence of Chen -Ning Yang---CNY30
Former Residence of Sun Liren---CNY10
Crane Cottage---CNY 10
Xiangu Hall and Peach Blossom Island are free of charge.
CNY120, includeing Tongxinglong Shop of Liu Brothers, Former Residence of Chen-Ning Yang, Crane Cottage, Ancient Amusement Hall, Xiangu Hall, Root-carving Exhibition, Former Residence of Sun Liren and Wangyue Pagoda
CNY 70, including Tongxinglong Shop of Liu Brothers, Former Residence of Chen-Ning Yang, Crane Cottage and Former Residence of Sun Liren
Children above 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) need to buy half-price ticket.
Children below 1.2 meters (3.9feet) are free of charge.
|Opening Hours||The ancient town is open all day long and the scenic spots inside are mostly open from 08:00 to 17:00.|