Yangmei Ancient Town （Chinese name: 扬美古镇） in
Nanning was built for more than one thousand years. You can know the story of this place form those aged architectures spread here.
Yangmei Ancient Town was prosperous for the developing of waterway transportation but also depressed for it. The well-preserved buildings such as the ancient street, lane, temple, shrine, house, tree, port, Wenwu pagoda, and beacon tower, all of them are standing there quietly but not unattractively. The smell of the old time spread over the Yangmei Ancient Town.
Though the Yangmei Ancient Town is open to tourists, local residents have hardly altered their way of life as a result. Women are often seen making shoes or doing embroidery by the gates of their houses, evincing a peaceful and undisturbed countenance. The local people love the arts, especially the Yue Opera, which is as old as the town itself. You can wander through the ancient alleys of the town, accompanied by the enchanting sound of people singing and playing instruments, recalling the feelings of long-past times.
Yangmei is an ideal place to re-discover your inner peace, far away from the pressures of modern life, and to grasp the spirit of China’s long history.
Yangmei is the most complete ancient buildings retained since the Ming and Qing dynasty in Nanning, the preserved cultural heritage spread throughout the whole town, the existing ancient buildings are more than two hundred, mostly distributed in the streets in the town, the characteristic of the Ming and Qing dynasties residential are still intact. Yangmei still maintained ancient streets, ancient alley, the ancient temple, ancient houses, trees, ancient gate, wharf, Wenwu tower, beacon tower of the Ming and Qing dynasties which is antique.
Along the Yangmei River beach, people can see in the strange Yangmei stone in Ming dynasty praised by famous traveler Xu xiake: spire stone, gold frog stone, trunk stone, penguin stone, stone horse, etc., each stone has a fantasy, a moving story, contains a profound cultural connotation; In addition, the ancient town there is a lot of ancient tables and chairs, stone dog, ancient porcelain carved of a variety of patterns in unique style with exquisite workmanship in the ancient town.
How to go to Yangmei Ancient Town from Nanning
【By ship】 The first way is the most comfortable way. Taking a boat from the Minsheng wharf, from Yongjiang river to Zuojiang river, appreciate the scenery and strange stone all the way, following the path of that Ming Dynasty traveler Xu xiake go;
【By train】 The second way is by train, take train from Nanning to Baise, and get off at the Yangmei station;
【By bus】 The third way is by bus, tourists can join in a group to take in Nanning, also can take bus alone in Huaqiang crossroad of Zhonghua Road to Yangmei, shuttle bus now is 50 minutes depart one, ticket 12 Yuan. Bus from Nanning to Yangmei, the road condition is not very good. The way to Yangmei, everywhere is banana tree, wampee tree, mango tree and corn, tropical fruit is very rich.
About an hour and a half driving, when you smell the smell of the cow dung, yes, are in Yangmei ancient town.