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In June Cixi Yangmeihong is the best scenery in Jiangnan
2019-06-17
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Written before the trip


Before I came to Cixi, it seemed that I rarely paid attention to this clean and elegant small town just two hours away from Hangzhou. It was like a tender Jiangnan fairy. Looking back inadvertently, I always turned the Jiangnan style into a poetic letter ~

In the daytime, you can step into the ancient villages of small towns and mountains, and explore the simple and profound meaning in the downtown.

And at night, you can also listen to the sound of the mountain springs, blowing the wind in the mountains, and sleep peacefully;

The river flows, the mountains are surrounded by greenery, the lone boat is a willow, and the rain is a lotus, this is a small town romantic to the bones;

Strolling among them, clear and distant, streams and mountains, alleys, this is a small city with a simple heart in mind;

Mysterious blue celadon, beautiful music, ancient Buddhist meditation, purple red bayberry, this is a small city with art in its bones;

Under Dapeng Mountain, seafood feast, lakeside leisure, and fireworks in the market, this is also a small town lively in the depths ~

The word Cixi is named after the legend of Dong An's "mother-filial filial piety" in the Eastern Han Dynasty. Yueyao celadon originated from here, and the "Maritime Silk Road" sailed from here. The long history and cultural heritage made this small town near the sea shining. Hui ~

What you may not know is that Cixi is also a famous hometown of bayberry. The bayberry rich here is delicate in flesh and rich in flavor. Since its ancient name, it has always been coveted by its bayberry. Until June, the sky was just right, with the poetic poetry of Jiangnan's heavy rain and heavy buildings. After all, I still couldn't hold my yearning for her. I had a girlfriend, picked bayberry, enjoyed the mountain scenery, visited the ancient village, and found the site of the kiln. Taste of Cixi is about to start ~

Itinerary overview


DAY 1: Stay in the old villa of Hot Spring Nanshu in Dapeng Mountain;

DAY 2: Visit Fangjia Hetou, pick the characteristic bayberry, and stay at the South Lake Yayuan of Dapeng Mountain;

DAY 3: Look for Minghe Ancient Town, visit the site of Yueyao and return.

Overnight at Dapong Mountain


I made an appointment with a friend and arrived in Cixi within a short while from Hangzhou. For our first visit to Cixi, we also chose to stay at the hot spring Nanshu at the foot of Dapeng Mountain.

Dapeng Mountain, formerly known as Xiangshan, is located in the southeast of Cixi, Ningbo, spanning Longshan Town. The lush green trees on the mountain are refreshing, and it is named for its herbs. The name "Dapong" means that from here you can sail to Penglai, a fairyland. It sounds like a fun ~

I have stayed in a variety of hotels, but this time I want to change my taste, and stay in an elegant old house under Da Peng Mountain. This is an ancient village surrounded by 27 Ming and Qing style private villas. It is also a warm and romantic lakeside leisure The neighbourhood, petty bourgeoisie and nostalgic atmosphere permeate here, and the slow-paced rural life always has a little more cosiness and tranquility that is hard to find in cities ~

Opening the simple wooden doors, the ancient houses are in front of you. The whole hot spring Nanshu is filled with Chinese style, white walls and red windows, black tiles and junipers, Dianlan Gallery, wooden and stone bridges, next to each other. Patchy, but outlines an antique, elegant space;

The mahogany-colored rooms are spacious and warm, with Chinese classical flowers, birds, and cordyceps elements. The antique wood furniture with the lake blue main color is more nostalgic and romantic. The doors and windows are pushed open, and the verdant greenery has a roll in my heart ~

If it's too early, you might as well take a few more steps to experience the fun of hot springs in the 22 open-air baths covered in the green shade of Nanshuli Hot Spring.

It is said that soaking in hot springs is very effective in reducing physical fatigue and mental stress. The hot spring water covers the whole body, and every pore exudes comfort. Especially for those who live in the city, it can be said that they are the first choice for vacation. Now ~

Hot spring Nanshu tip:

(1) Address: Dapengshan Tourist Resort, South Dapeng Road, Longshan Town, Cixi

(2) Transportation: It is recommended to drive by car.

(3) Others: check-in time: after 14:00, check-out time: before 12:00;

Visit Fangjia Hetou


Hetou Ancient Village is located in the south of Fanshi, Longshan Town, Cixi, and is located on the southeast side of Cixi City. It was a port during the Qin and Han dynasties, and formed a village during the Jin and Tang dynasties. It is the only ancient village in Cixi that has a thousand years of history and culture. The first big village ~

Listen to the locals. In 2003, it was named “Cixi City-level Historical and Cultural Reserve” with “water show, ancient trees and many places of interest”. It is also the only historical and cultural heritage in Cixi with ancient villages as its cultural connotation. It is an ancient village with excellent feng shui.

Entering Fangjia Hetou, this is also the largest village in China with a surname of Fang. It seems to be the cohesion center of a family. Ancient houses, ancient trees, ancient streams, ancient wells, and ancient roads are the five ancient elements of Fangjia Hetou Ordinary women are also born with a sense of leisure.

More than 70% of the village is buildings in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the Republic of China. Famous ancient buildings include dozens of thorns, Yixinmentou, Sibentang, and Tianyimentou.

When you enter the village, you will see a stone monument called Zhenfeng Ridge. Going forward is the pond, the lone boat is a willow, the rain is a lotus, and the mist and rain are blurred. It is like a picturesque scene; you can see the scattered houses around the city. The passing stream, the simple and quiet water village people, seems to be in the wonderful dream of "sleeping in the water and dreaming, waking up on the ripples", the old courtyard, the old green bricks and the grass and trees on the earth are all filled with a humid atmosphere; There is no hustle and mundane here, only gentleness and calmness, quiet years, slowing down, but also prolonging time,

Walking through it, the typical emblematic building uses simple black and white tones to form a quiet and natural tone of ink. With the click of the camera, a group of ducks jumping forward and jumping up and down, the dogs sleeping quietly at the door, street There are old people in the alley, and women who wash rice and wash vegetables by the river are still one by one. They can taste these free moments and appreciate their freehand and romance.

"You haven't been to Fangjia Hetou Village until you reach Cinnamomum camphora." When you walk into the ecological park, you will see two camphor trees that are intertwined and interdependent, listening to locals saying that the camphor tree is over 500 years old. One on each side of the west and the west, many tourists use this as a witness place for love, especially tourists who come to take wedding photos on holidays are always endless.

Deep into the depths, as if I could hear the slow breathing of this ancient village, babbling with streams, birds, birds, and wind, whispering, to collect the green and warmth hidden in the mountains and forests.

Suddenly, a street corner with hydrangea blooms was found, and clusters of flowers surrounded the houses, which turned out to be extraordinarily gorgeous, and it became the most beautiful makeup of the ancient village of Hetou.

Fangjia Hetou tip:

(1) Address: South of Fanshi, Longshan Town, Cixi City, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province;

(2) Transportation: It is recommended to drive by car;

(3) Opening hours: all day;

(4) Tickets: Free;

Near noon, everyone came out of the Fangjia Hetou and took a car. After listening to the recommendations of the locals, they came to a Lanyu farm near Ziyuan Yangmei Garden to taste some of the local cuisine of Cixi, including shrimp, crab, and fish and clams. Good place for seafood ~


Purple margin bayberry garden picking


In June, bayberry was full of forest, and the first set was worth a thousand dollars.

Many people say that the distance between you and summer is a bit of bayberry!

In the Qing Dynasty, Li Yu wrote in "Yangmei Fu": "Treasures of the South, first and Yangmei."

The Song Dynasty writer Su Dongpo also wrote the famous poem, "Three Sundial Litchi, never quit as a Lingnan man", but when he ate Yangmei, he said, "Liguang from Fujian and Guangxi, grapes from Xiliang, not like Wu Yue Yangmei ".

Li Yu and Su Dongpo both gave high praise to bayberry ~

It was June, day after day, and the drizzle drizzled the ripe fragrance of Cixi bayberry. At this time, it became the most lively season in Cixi. The bayberry festival was "using plum as a medium, cultural aid, and economic results." , Not only has become a major festival in Cixi, but also attracts guests from all over China and overseas. As the origin of bayberry in China, bayberry picking tour is one of the most unique tourism projects in Cixi.

After passing through several farmhouses, along the winding hill road, it didn't take long to reach the bayberry garden. At this time, the bayberry was ripe, with lush green branches and leaves, lined with the delicate bayberry. The poetry of "Fei Yan desires to cross the sky", "tens of thousands of red clouds";

Flashing red and purple, one by one hung quietly on the branches, hidden among the lush green forests, like the elves eager to play on the ground, enthusiastically called everyone to pick.

Quietly took one and stuffed it into the mouth. At this time, the bayberry was big and small, sweet and sweet, and the fresh flesh and overflowing juice filled the entire mouth. The juice flowed between the teeth, sweet and sweet, with no say Out of comfort and satisfaction ~

Myrica rubra is juicy and colorful. It is initially light red and has a sweet and sour taste, but it will gradually become dark red and black as it matures. It is also known as "agate in fruit", and it also has "myrica crown". In addition to its good reputation, bayberry also has natural medical and health care functions such as heat relief, diuretic and spleen enhancement, thirst and cough relief, spleen and appetite enhancement, appetite enhancement, and digestion promotion.

After picking bayberry, don't worry, Zohua becomes wine, lightly squeezes into juice, kneads into sauce, or turns into raw materials for various desserts, so the fruity aroma of bayberry permeates throughout the summer, a sweet taste Spreading between lips and teeth, the aftertaste is long!

If you are not busy, you may wish to take a break from the busy and hustle and bustle of the weekdays, enjoy a pleasant time, enjoy the light fruit aroma, and experience the fun of picking bayberry in Cixi ~

Purple margin bayberry garden tip:

(1) Address: South of Fanshi, Longshan Town, Cixi City, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province

(2) Transportation: It is recommended to drive by car;

(3) Opening hours: all day

(4) Admission: Free

(5) Others: Try not to wear light-colored clothes when picking. It will be easy to dye. The mosquitoes in the woods are very vicious. It is recommended to wear long-sleeved pants to experience the picking.

(6) About bayberry:

a. Bayberry is very seasonal. It has no way to keep it fresh like other fruits for a long time, and it is easy to break during transportation. It is recommended to remove it as soon as possible;

b. Bayberry is a warm and fresh fruit. People with yin deficiency, blood heat, and fire should not eat more. People with too much acid and gastroesophageal reflux should not eat more. People with diabetes should not eat it.

c. Because bayberry contains fruit acid, it is not good for teeth. If you eat too much, it will damage your teeth, so people who have bad teeth should eat less.

Looking for Jiangnan Town-Minghe


Baiyang River, under Wulei Mountain, Yishan Erjie, Yinhe Chengzhen,

Adjacent to the water of a lake, the cool breeze learns; step into a dream canoe, the water town is in the south of the river.

Minghe Ancient Town is located in the southeast of Cixi, Ningbo, Zhejiang. It was built in the Tang Kaiyuan period and has a history of more than 1,200 years. It is one of the ancient market towns in the Three North Regions. It is said to be the only provincial historical and cultural town in Cixi City and also Cixi City. The only remaining ancient town with a typical Jiangnan ancient town style has the reputation of "Crane Scenery Saigusu". It is said that the TV drama version of "July and Ansheng" was filmed here ~

Step into the ancient town of mountains and rivers built on the Baiyang Lake, as if from the world of cars and horses into the world of ink and wash

In the quaint photos; the ancient town style with high walls and black tiles, the quiet and simple environment, the smoky fireworks atmosphere of the sound, the southern charm of the small window, and the mottled old town imprint, all of which retain the ancient and ancient temperament of the town ~

Compared with Wuzhen, there are many fewer tourists here. There are no uniform shops, no bar streets with bright lights, and simple black and white tones, forming a quiet and natural tone of ink, soft and fresh.

徜徉 In the slow life of the locals, you will always find Ming and Qing dwellings with the characteristics of Jiangnan water villages along the river. These dwellings are mostly luxury dwellings. They were built after Minghe Ye's operation of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry and became rich. The old building with white walls is still mottled with cracks and traces of years. The high walls and deep courtyards have a winding path.

According to locals, the ancient residential buildings in eastern Zhejiang generally adopt a courtyard style, which is surrounded by buildings or walls to form one or more patios. The rectangular courtyard patios are conducive to lighting and ventilation, and are also in line with the characteristics of hot and humid local weather. The decoration is characterized by brick, wood, and stone carvings, with high homes, deep wells, and halls as home features. The four rivers return to the river and the high walls and narrow lanes are all quaint, simple, and rich. Let the buildings here not have the taste of ink painting.

The town that lives on the river is mainly composed of three long streets, which are upper street, middle street, and lower street. The most popular street is in the middle street. Many shops are gathered in the middle street, such as mouse candy balls, rice cakes, candy people, etc. The hawkers with stalls have continued to the innermost side of the ancient town ~

You can see rattan on the wall, moss on the stone steps of the road, and it melts in the innocent time of Cixi at will; the old days of these ancient villages are quietly walking in the heart with the temperature of the fingertips. Long history and vicissitudes of life ~

Walking slowly, the horse-head walls of the banquet are everywhere, scattered, and it seems that every carved window and beam angle is quietly telling about their past and present life, a series of small and full of vicissitudes of history story;

Rice cakes are the most characteristic snacks in Cixi. Cixi people always have an inextricable complex for rice cakes;

You can always find rice cake snacks in the streets and alleys of the ancient town. The handmade rice cakes and rice cake dumplings in Minghe Ancient Town are a special feature, even the Ningbo food "rice cake dumplings" in the third season of "China on the tongue". I have also appeared ~

Here, you can also play in person and experience the fun of handmade rice cake dumplings. Rice cake dumplings are a type of stuffed pasta made of rice cakes into dough and shaped into dumplings. Diners can choose white sugar sesame, pickled pickles, mustard, kohlrabi, etc. Like the filling, put the filling on the rolled rice cake skin, like dumplings, wrap the filling and you're done!

When coming to Minghe Ancient Town, the Silver Inn is a must-visit place. This is an inn elegant house full of the ancient charm of the south of the Yangtze River. It is also an important building carrying the historical style, with black tiles and white walls, green and red. The most vivid rendering of love ~


The silver house is a remodeled building of the Shen Family House. It is located in the Yin House. According to legend, the ancestors of the Shen Family once opened a silver building in Beijing and donated money after the accumulation of wealth. Therefore, the Five Horse Gable House can be built here. Stepping in, the house entered three times in total, and every five rooms entered were narrow and long. The typical Qing Dynasty double-storey multi-entry courtyard was magnificent and full of ancient meaning.

After visiting the ancient town in the morning, you might as well sit down and taste some local specialties and taste the special Cixi cuisine in Yinhao Inn. The seafood here will always slip into a variety of dishes. Fresh and delicious.

Related tips of Minghe Ancient Town:

(1) Address: Sanxingqiao East Road, Cixi City, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province

(2) Transportation: Take No. 1 bus to Minghe Station, get off at Mingxing Station, and walk

(3) Opening hours: all day (Monday-Sunday, January 1-December 31)

(4) Tickets: Free

Step into Shanglin Lake Yueyao National Archaeological Site Park


It is said that the green water and green mountains of Shanglin Lake have bred the Yueyao celadon like ice, and the Cixi Yueyao celadon has transformed Cixi into a mysterious porcelain that everyone wants to explore ~

The Shangyin Lake Yueyao site is located in the Shanglin Lake area (formerly Yuyao County) at the foot of Xiqiao Mountain, Minghe Town, Cixi City. It is one of the main celadon producing areas in Yueyao. It was named Yueyao because it belonged to Yuezhou in ancient times. "The Jiuqiu wind dew and Yue kiln opened, winning thousands of peaks of green color. It was a good feast for the mid-afternoon dinner, and a total of the cups were scattered." The Tang Dynasty poet Lu Guimeng's "Secret Color Yue Qi" was shown to the world for the first time. With the charm of mysterious porcelain, it is eye-opening.

Follow the guide Miss Ms. of the museum all the way forward, step into the Celadon Museum, and the understanding of celadon becomes clearer ~

Yueyao celadon first appeared in the Eastern Han Dynasty. At that time, the most famous area was the Ningshao area, and the most famous production area was the Shanglin Lake area. Most of the celadon here is thinner, the glazing is uniform, and the glaze is green and green. , Glorious.

Yueyao has continuously fired celadon for more than 1,000 years, and it was stopped in the late Northern Song Dynasty and the early Southern Song Dynasty. It is the longest-lasting and most influential kiln system in China. In the nearly 200 years from the late Tang Dynasty to the early Northern Song Dynasty, The secret-colored porcelain fired by Yueyao has always been a treasure for the royal use and is very precious.

From the museum all the way forward, you can also observe the long-awaited Tang and Song Yue Kiln Sites up close. The mountains are extremely quiet, the trails are winding, all the way through the river and the water, and after several twists and turns, they gradually enter ~

As the central site of the Yue kiln in the Tang and Song dynasties, the Shang Linhu Yue kiln site is also one of the most important sites in the history of Chinese ceramics. It completely shows the entire historical trajectory of Yue kiln from creation, development, prosperity to decline; The building complex with a land area of ​​over 10,000 square meters and a construction area of ​​over 4,000 square meters has rich kiln industry relics, which can be called the world's largest celadon "open-air museum".

Tips for Yueyao Ruins Park:

(1) Address: Shanglin Lake, at the foot of Xiqiao Mountain, Minghe Town, Cixi City, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province

(2) Transportation: Take Cixi Bus 203 or 205 and get off at Youyuan Station

(3) Opening hours: 08: 00-16: 30 (Monday-Sunday, January 1-December 31)

(4) Tickets: 5 yuan / person

postscript


Three days and two nights, a short trip to appreciate Cixi, but at the end it became more and more reluctant, holding the seductive bayberry, thinking that when bayberry is not ripe in the coming year, I have the opportunity to visit Cixi again and wait a few minutes On the day, with the mountains and water around the table, slow down and find a stop in the heart of the city ...

Maybe Cixi has never appeared on your travel list, but it is low-key and implicit, but it has the rich beauty of Jiangnan, waiting for people who know it to find it ~

Cixi related tips


Yuyao is located in the southern wing of the Yangtze River Delta and the southern shore of Hangzhou Bay. It is one of the birthplaces of the Chinese nation and a historical and cultural city in Zhejiang Province. It is known as "Southeast Famous Cities" and "Documentary States".

Cixi is a small town named after the legend of "Mother-Civility and Filial Piety" in the Eastern Han Dynasty. It was named after Dong An's "Mother-Civility and Filial Piety" legend in the Eastern Han Dynasty. It is connected to Zhenhai District, Jiangbei District, and West and Southwest to Yuyao City. The climate here is mild and humid, with four distinct seasons. It is suitable for play in spring, summer, and autumn, and cold in winter, not suitable for tourism.

1. About traffic:

There is a train station in Cixi, but there is no passenger service. There is only a freight station. Generally, when you travel to Cixi, you can take the train to Yuyao and then to Cixi.

Specific method: After getting off from Yuyao Railway Station, take bus No. 102 to Yuyao North Bus Station; then take a bus from here to Cixi South Station. The fare is 5-10 yuan, and the latest bus is 17:30. .

Traffic in Cixi: Except for the particularly busy traffic congestion in Laoshan in the center of Cixi, it is an indisputable fact that the roads and cars in other towns are wide. Compared with developed public transportation facilities in Shanghai, Cixi's public transportation system is relatively weak. Many Cixi people choose to travel by car ~

2. About food:

Cixi is affiliated to Ningbo, so you can eat authentic "Gangbang dishes". Cixi people are good at cooking seafood, combining fresh and salty, mainly steaming, roasting, stewing and other techniques, pay attention to fresh and soft, smooth, original flavor, and strong color.

Local specialties include seafood-based sauce crab, big yellow croaker with yellow cabbage, dried Sanbei bamboo shoots, and three fresh head soups. Specialty cakes such as Sanbei bean cakes, Cicheng rice cakes, and millet buns are also rich in bayberry, Runchang Honey pear and so on.

Local specialties / letter recommendation: Cicheng rice cake, Sanbei silk candy, Sanbei bean candy, etc. Do n’t forget to bring some bayberry back in June.

3. About accommodation:

There are many places to stay in Cixi. If you have plenty of time, you may come to Pengshan to experience a leisurely vacation ~

During the 3 days and 2 nights of this trip, we stayed at the hot spring Nanshu one day, and chose the lakeside elegant courtyard one day. Compared to the ancient house of the hot spring Nanshu, the lakeshore elegant courtyard is closer to life, and the facilities in the hotel are also It is very perfect. The 33 sets are built near the water. The interior style is mainly Chinese and European style. Friends who like it can choose it.

If you have the chance, you can also experience the fun of seafood dinner at Lakeshore Academy ~


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