Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Huanglongxi is an ancient town with a history of more than 1,700 years. Situated in Shuangliu County, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) southeast from Chengdu, it is greatly admired by visitors for its beautiful natural scenery and ancient Chinese culture.

History of Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Huanglongxi can be dated back to the Western Han (206 BC-24 AD). During the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), the town was of great military importance to the south of Chengdu (the capital of Shu Kingdom). Story has it that it was guarded by troops when Zhuge Liang, famous strategist, statesman and ideologist, led a southern expedition. The loss of this expedition speeded up the collapse of Kingdom of Shu. As a Cheng Xiang (an ancient term for prime minister) of the Shu Kingdom, he was famous in Chinese history for his talent to foresee with divine accuracy.

Seven Ancient Streets in Huanglongxi Ancient Town

With many scenic places of interest, Huanglongxi Ancient Town is worth a visit to find the old Chinese culture and customs. Seven ancient streets, which were built during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties, are well preserved. They are all paved with stone slabs, and the porch columns on both sides are orderly arrayed. The Gulong Temple, the Zhenjiang Temple and the Chaoyin Temple are three ancient temples in the central street. They, together with the two other temples in the outer area, attract many visitors from home and abroad.

Walking through the street, visitors will see many historical civilian residences of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. While traveling along the river, one can have a view of the stilt houses, which fully represent the pile-dwelling culture of Shu people. Six ancient trees with histories of more than 800 years cast glamour over the old town.

Other Relics in Huanglongxi Ancient Town

In a visit to Huanglongxi Ancient Town, travelers find many other antiquities, such as the Ancient Buddha Cave, the Buddha Weir and the Old Battlefield. Many Han burial cases of the Han Dynasty on cliffs, with important value for archaeological research, have been found during the recent years.

In addition, many cultural and recreational activities are going on whenever there is a festival. To explore the customs here, which hang over from the old days, is an interesting experience.

Moreover, due to its beautiful scenery and ancient architecture, Huanglongxi Ancient Town is an ideal place to make costume films. More than one hundred films and TV plays have been produced here so far, including popular ones like Rabbi Haideng, Zhuo Wenjun and Sima Xiangru, and The Songstresses.

Local Foods in Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Huanglongxi Ancient Town not only satisfies you visually. One will be tempted by foods there. Many famous local dishes are favored by visitors, such as the sesame cakes, the stonewashed bean paste and the fermented beans. Wandering around, visitors can also go shopping for its local products, such as the handmade weavings. Leisure gardens and hotels by rivers are also available.

 Tips: Huanglongxi Ancient Town opens all day without admission fee.

How to get to Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Take the bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station, Chadianzi Bus Station or East Railway Station Bus Station to Huanglongxi, and it costs CNY15/16.
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- Last updated on Jul. 11, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Huanglongxi Ancient Town
Asked by Gabi from USA | Nov. 20, 2019 20:27Reply
Will Huanglongxi Ancient Town be open on January 24 and 25, 2020?
My friends and I will be in Chengdu, and want to visit this town. However, we don't want to visit if it will be closed. Could someone help me? The Lunar New Year is on January 25, 2020.
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Answered by Debbie from USA | Nov. 21, 2019 20:00

Don't worry, it can't be closed at that time. And you will expect large crowds.
Asked by Han from VIETNAM | Aug. 05, 2019 03:50Reply
How to get to Huanglongxi from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Hi, can you show me how can I go to Huanglongxi from Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding? And how long does it take?

Thank you for answer me
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Answered by Cicely from USA | Aug. 07, 2019 20:05

You can take panda express line 2 to Hongpailou Station, and transfer to bus No.306 to Lingang Rd Station, and transfer to bus s18 from Jiujufu Station to Huanglongxi Coach Station. It takes around 3.5 hours with CNY8.6.
Asked by amy from THAILAND | Apr. 26, 2019 07:59Reply
How to come back from Huanglongxi to Chengdu?
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Answered by Kevin from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 27, 2019 23:01

You can take a bus from Huanglongxi Bus Station and it operates with an interval about 30 mins. The last bus departs at 17:30.
Asked by Mr jiang from MALAYSIA | Dec. 06, 2017 18:30Reply
Hi. I am planning to go from Leshan to Huang Long Xi Ancient Town.
Is there a transport for that? thks
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Answered by Mile from SINGAPORE | Dec. 06, 2017 19:18

As I know, no direct bus is available. So you can hire a local car or taxi to the town, which may take 1h and around CNY300.

Or you can take a bus from Leshan Xiaoba Tourism Bus Station to Xinnanmen Bus Station and then transfer to a bus to the town. It takes 3h 30 minutes – 4h and costs about CNY65-70 in total.
Asked by Mr G Blackwell from ENGLAND | Mar. 08, 2017 05:25Reply
My wife and I will be staying at the Wenjun Mansion Hotel Chengdu in October.
And would like to visit Huanglongxi Old Town. What options do we have?
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Answered by Emery from GERMANY | Mar. 08, 2017 21:36

From your hotel, walk northeast around 450 yards to get to Tonghuimen Station.
Take subway line 2 to Chunxi Road and transfer to subway line 3 to Xinnanmen Station, Exit D. Walk southwest around 300 yards to find Xinnanmen Bus Station. After arriving, you can easily find several direct long-distance buses to scenic area. The bus schedules are from 07:50 to 18:00. The duration is around 1.5 hours. The ticket fare of the bus is CNY 16 per person.
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