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Ancient valley in Yangquan to open to public

Updated: 2020-09-16

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Longtan Valley in Xiadongzhai village in Yangquan city [Photo/Yangquan Daily]

Longtan Valley scenic area, located in the ancient village of Xiadongzhai administered by Yangquan city in North China's Shanxi province will be open to the public on Sept 19. 

There are 10 major scenic spots at the tourist attraction, including the valley formed eons ago, a glass plank road on cliff, a street retaining the architectural styles of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties and a shrine for the dragon king of ancient Chinese myth. 

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Boats paddle down a river, winding through Longtan Valley in Xiadongzhai village [Photo/Yangquan Daily]

There, tourists can also see villagers dressed in ancient Chinese costumes charging about on horseback, stretching their arms and shouting on the 16th day of the first lunar month of each year in the Chinese lunar calendar, which is a time-honored folk tradition originating from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). 

Address: Xiadongzhai village, Niangziguan town, Pingding county, Yangquan city, Shanxi province