Pingle Ancient Town
Pingle Ancient Town is about 90 Km west of Chengdu and about 20 Km away from Qionglai City where you need to transfer from Chengdu to Pingle.The town was formed as early as West Han Dynasty (150 B.C.). Pingle was an important town on the ancient South Sichuan Road and South Silk Road.Two thousand years’ history has blessed it with a profound cultural heritage.people who have a journey at there,will be impressed deeply by the local ample material civilization as well as a splendid folk culture. From the center of the ancient town, it radiates to the five scenic spots: Jinhua Mountain, Lugou Valley, Huaqiu Mountain, Qilong Mountain and Qikou.
Qin Han Dynasty courier route is the first Silk Road (Lingguan road) recognized by the archaeologist, it starts from Chengdu, passes through Linqiong, Pingle ancient town, and then continues to the south direction.
Huajiu scenic area is 4 km away from the west of the ancient town. There are ranges of mountains and clear streams, and the Huajiugong tea named as “the first garden under the sky” given by Kanxi emperor, and the ten miles corridor, and the mysterious limestone cave etc.
Li family yard is located in the Huajiu scenic area, built by the famous business man Lihongkai in Qing Dynasty; it took 56 years to complete the building. Li family yard is the most completely civilian residence of Qing dynasty, which has the biggest area and the most Sichuan charactistic civilian residence style.
As the first key town on the Tea-horse Ancient Road to the west of Chengdu, Pingle is one of the origins of the Ancient Shu civilization. With its beautiful scenery, profound culture and history and the primitive folk customs, those abundant travel resources, Pingle, is a place where you can cast your worry and anxiety away. Time is still and life is laid-back there.
Chengdu Travel Guide