near Wenshi town, 30km north of Guanyang county,
Yueling is an important time-honored village embracing
ancient civilization. First built at the turn
of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the village now
boasts a long history of more than 700 years.
The Yueling Ancient Village mainly consists
of six courtyards, which were said to be built by the
ancestor here for his later generations-the Yuelingers
today are all developed from one big family. With colorful
designs on crimson background, elegant layout, the courtyards
are exquisitely designed and look stately and graceful.
The wells,millstones, fish ponds, flower gardens in
these courtyards perfectly display the lifestyle of
All the roads running through the village
are paved with huge thick slates. Wrought by the hand
of time, the slates become as glossy as mirror.
favored this place so much that it left here abundant
relics. Visitors will find a lot of ancient architectures
in Yueling, among which the most important ones
includes: JieXiaoFang, WenChang Pavilion, LingYun
Tower,,General's Temple, Ancient Blockhouse. The
JieXiaoFang was so elegantly constructed that
it is reputed as the essence of the Chinese PaiFang.
On the north and south of it are eight eye-striking
Chinese characters "JianZhenZuShi",
"XiaYiKeFang"which give honor to the
chastity and filial piety. The eight words were
so arranged that they seem quite dignified and
stately. The PaiFang was ornamented with variety
of sculptures such as the one : two dragons playing
with pearl ,bearing rich connotations, reflecting
the profundity in Chinese culture. Built in Qing
dynasty, the paifang now has a long history of
about 150 years. However, it is still well-preserved
and remains what it was. Concentrating the arts
of Chinese architecture, these ancient constructures
are the embodiments of the wisdom of the Chinese
Yueling boasts an incomparable natural beauty.
Favorable climate, evergreen vegetation, abundant
rivers and streams, series of mist-clapped mountains,
vast field land make Yueling a fairyland.
Yueling is also famous for its reproductivity
in fruits. The local Chinese date and pomegranate enjoy