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Ancient village offers glimpse into past in Yangquan

Updated: 2023-02-16


Traditional residences in Dayangquan village in Yangquan [Photo/Shanxi Daily] 

Dayangquan village in the city of Yangquan in North China's Shanxi province was founded 1,300 years ago and has been known for its charming scenery since ancient times.


Traditional residences are covered with snow in Dayangquan village in Yangquan. [Photo/Shanxi Daily] 

The village has abundant spring water, with a spring called Yangquan giving the village its name. There are ancient ginkgos, thousand-year-old locusts, theaters, attics, temples, wells, and residences in the village.


Traditional residences in Dayangquan village in Yangquan [Photo/Shanxi Daily]  

It was included in the fifth Chinese historical and cultural villages in 2010 and was included among the first traditional Chinese villages in 2012. The existing village covers an area of 255,000 square meters, making it the largest existing ancient village in Yangquan.