Loushang Ancient Village

Culture

Loushang Ancient Village

by Live in Guizhou


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Loushang Ancient Village is located in the western part of Tongren District, closely connected to the Foding Mountain Nature Reserve. It was first built during the Hongzhi reign of the Ming Dynasty and has a history of over 500 years. The locals call it the “most well-preserved Ming and Qing ancient village in Foding Mountain”.

The village is adorned with numerous peculiar ancient trees. In particular, there is a nearly 10-meter-tall osmanthus tree, which is said to bear yellow flowers on the left and white flowers on the right when in bloom. There is also a wisteria tree that constantly sways when touched and ancient maple trees planted in the shape of the Big Dipper constellation. All of these trees possess a mystical aura.

The village’s layout revolves around the “Big Dipper” tree, with a well-organized arrangement. The southwest area is the residential zone, the southeast region is for production, the northwest area is for entertainment, and the northeast is the burial ground. Such ingenious planning is genuinely astonishing.

As you walk through the village, you can fully experience the enchanting aspects of Loushang Ancient Village. Stroll along the “crooked paths and winding alleys”, explore the rock caves and ancient tombs, admire the embroidery of the old village, drink from the Tianfu ancient well, and observe the theater pavilion and ancient bridge.