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Huishan Ancient Town, the Outdoor Museum of History and Culture

People's Daily Online)  08:04, May 02, 2013  

Huishan clay figurines in a shop in Huishan ancient town. (Chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Located at the foot of Mt. Huishan in the west of Wuxi city in SE China's Jiangsu Province, Huishan Ancient Town gains the name after the mountain. With Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flowing through the town by the north, the ancient town enjoys a good location, and is famous for the majestic sceneries, as well as well-preserved typical ancestral halls.

Huishan Ancient Town features unique position, elegant environment and ancestral halls, remaining the only well-preserved ancient block in Wuxi.

The reserve area of Huishan Ancient Town is about 1.03 square kilometers, stretching 1.7 kilometers from east to west. The core zone is the area between Huishan Temple and Baoshan Bridge. Within this area, many historical relics or ruins can be found, which reveal the long history of this ancient town. Till now, 118 ancestral halls and relative remains have been found and protected. Numerous ancestral halls are the highlights of Huishan Ancient Town. Ten of those ancient buildings have become the major national preservation sites since 2006.

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