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Ancient noodle village in Zhejiang

By Wang Ao (People's Daily Online)    09:21, December 21, 2015
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Ancient noodle village in Zhejiang
Villagers usually dry noodles in the center of the village on sunny days in Panzhoujia village, Jinhua city of east China's Zhejiang province. (Photo/Chinapic.people.com.cn)

Have you ever seen 300 people holding a single noodle before? Can you believe that people would compete just to take a photo with noodles? Do you know the significance of longevity noodles? Look no further than Panzhoujia village for answers.

Panzhoujia village is located in Tanxi town, Pujiang county, Jinhua city of east China's Zhejiang province. It is an ancient village with over 400 years of history. The village boasts more than ten preserved ancestral halls, which were built during the Ming and Qing dynasties of ancient China. People can truly feel the long history and rich culture through these buildings.

In addition, Panzhoujia village enjoys a long and profound history of noodles. Autumn and Winter are crucial seasons to make noodles in the village, according to custom. Villagers usually dry noodles in the center of the village on sunny days. Visitors are always attracted to the unique scene and love to take photos by the drying noodles.

Recently, 300 visitors to the village coordinated to simultaneously hold one single noodle stick. A chef kneaded the dough and stretched one extra long noodle. Participators then lined up paraded through the whole village holding the noodle. The tenacious noodle stayed intact even after its hour-long journey.


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(Editor:Wang Ao,Wu Chengliang)

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