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Located in the south of Hubei, known as "the South Gate of Hubei", Xianning has great renown for “Chibi old haunt of the Three Kingdoms, inland nuclear power city”, which has great advantages of its "mountain", "water" "geography","location","culture","scenery","energy"and the trend of development. Xianning is a suitable place to do ...[more]
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 Despite the late administrative construction of Xianning (prefecture-level city), the counties and urban districts under its administration all have a long history. The territory of today’s Xianning belonged to Jing Chu in the Xia and Shang Dynasties ( about 2200-1100 BC), Nan County in the Qin Dynasty(221-206 BC ), [more]
Slate Street in Xindian Yang Loudong 07-02-07


  ◇ Su Jianguo

  The wheelbarrow crushed rut

  Streets paved by blue- green rectangular stones

  The Ming and Qing slate street in Xindian, Yang loudong, Chibi city was formed in the year 1368, with more than 600-year history. Due to the early prosperity of tea industry, tea trade flourished and it became a source of the International Tea Horse Road. It was approved and announced as the provincial key cultural relics protection unit by Hubei Provincial Government in 2002.

  The well preserved ancient slate street has a length of 3,000 meters, and a width ranging from 3 to 5 meters. The street is paved only by blue-green slates. On both sides of the street , there are well preserved shops of the Ming-Qing Dynasties and over 300 ancient houses which have a couple of houses inside and in the middle with stone“ patio” and “wood measuring bucket ”. There are a large number of stone pillars, stone thresholds, and a block of stones used as seats, carved stones, carved window lattices, stone traceries, painted eaves, and stilts remnants etc. The ancient streets have more than an inch deep wheelbarrow (a tool used to ship tea in ancient time) rut prints till now, faintly visible to the date of the din and prosperity.



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