Yanchi, in xia, shang and zhou dynasties, is a nomadic area for ethnic minorities, known as “jundi residence” in history. It was built in the warring states period, and is a small county with a history of one thousand years. However, as an ancient city with a history as before, yanchi has profound cultural relics, which is another unique feature after the characteristic flavor.
Yanchi, in addition to the “land of tan sheep in China”, also has the “Great Wall of China museum” reputation. Ancient yanchi is located in the northern border, strategic position is important, successive dynasties in order to consolidate the border, built here a number of great walls, including the warring states period, the ruins of the Great Wall built in various periods from Thailand to the Ming dynasty. There are four visible sections of the Great Wall, three built in the Ming dynasty and one in the sui dynasty.
Therefore, to travel to yanchi, in addition to eat mutton and drink mutton soup, but also to see the historic scenery. Compared with people’s impression of the appearance of the Great Wall, is more masonry, such as the dragon as magnificent. However, the ancient Great Wall of yanchi is rammed with loess. Although it looks like an earth wall, its cultural relic value and cultural value cannot be underestimated.
[Great Wall pass]
Located in the north of yanchi city, the Great Wall pass was built later, but it is true that there is such a Great Wall in history, called the Great Wall pass. But the changguan city building has been destroyed, only the tall earth built mound, fortunately nearby the Great Wall remains.
Today the Great Wall of the building of the clearance is not in the site, it is like the tower stood above the city, trying to tell everyone, the Great Wall pass is numerous, the famous have shanhaiguan, gubeikou, juyongguan, wins Jin Guan, jiayuguan, etc., but in the Great Wall of salt pond, is the only named after “Great Wall” of historical records of the Great Wall.
It is said that standing on the Great Wall, you can not only see the huamacheng city, but also look out to the boundless prairie. However, with the gathering of dusk and the brightness of the lamps, the Great Wall now has a more ancient charm, which makes one think of how many unspoken secrets of history are hidden behind the earthen walls that will be nipped away by the years.
“Jiuqu” folk culture park
The “nine songs” folk culture park is located on the right side of the Great Wall pass, where all local folk culture activities are held. “Nine songs” is a folk name, in yanchi county from generation to generation. Yanchi called “nine bends” “nine bends Yellow River longmen array”, “nine bends” take the meaning of nine bends eighteen bends. During the Spring Festival, the jiuqu Yellow River Lantern Festival is a large group entertainment that is unique to the region.
“Nine songs” according to the zhouyi nine palace eight diagrams azimuth, with riches and honour constantly head traditional pattern nine songs and become.
There are dry palace, kan palace, gen palace, shock palace, xungong palace, leave palace, kun palace, dugong palace and the nine palace in the palace, only from the palace can come out. Like a maze, full of infinite interest.
If you look down from the sky, this is a large square, there are nine equal small squares, each small square and large square should be divided into vertical and horizontal roadway, there are nine winding back, each has repeated path composition. Can imagine every encounter folk activities, here is how lively and spectacular.
【 flower horse pond east wengcheng 】
In addition to the Great Wall, yanchi also has the ruins of castles. Such as the flower pool ancient city, not to be missed.
Flower horse pool east wengcheng, built in the Ming dynasty tianshun years, the south door is yongning, qing dynasty xie wang chong had inscribed “flower horse pool” three words, not squint can not be recognized, take its “and foot and stand, side eyes and look” meaning. But the dongwengcheng collapsed in the late 1960s and was rebuilt in 2014.
Today’s wengcheng built guanyin pavilion, wengcheng built above the east gate, archery, north and south kuixing building. These buildings are two – story buildings of hill – style roof, staggered brackets, carved beams and painted buildings, bright red paint.
Even though it’s raining, these buildings look ancient and spectacular beneath the clouds. Both tourists and citizens can walk in wengcheng, not only to see the historic sites, but also to feel the charm of yanchi ancient city.
Wengcheng flower pool east flower pool city is an important part of the city, flower pool city gate originally only south gate, east gate, north gate three, now has been restored. Although different from the ancient city gate, but some places to repair the old as old, and almost the same historical records, people in modern life can feel the ancient style.
1. Yanchi is located in wuzhong city, but there is no airport or high-speed railway in yanchi. Tourists generally need to transfer from yinchuan airport or take the train to yinchuan and then transfer to yanchi.
2. In addition to the above three important scenic spots, there are also the ancient Great Wall ruins park, lingying temple, temple of infinity, haba lake and so on.
3, yanchi characteristic flavor: tan sheep, oil cake, day lily and so on.