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Langzhong Ancient City


Langzhong is a county-level city in northeastern Sichuan, China, located on the middle reaches of the Jialing River. It is administered as part of the prefecture-level city of Nanchong. Langzhong has a total population of 840,000, with 200,000 residing in the urban area.

History & Background
The site of present-day Langzhong served for a time as the capital of Ba, a native but sinicized Sichuan state during China's Warring States period. It takes its present name from its role as the seat of Langzhong County, established by Qin two years after its 316 bc conquest of Shu and Ba. Under the Han and Tang, it was an important center for astronomical research. Under the Yuan, Ming, and Qing, it was known as Baoning. Over the late imperial period, it served as Sichuan's provincial capital for a total of ten years. It was well known for its salt wells.

Since 1985, the PRC government has awarded Langzhong with various accolades on three separate occasions. In 1986 the State Council named it a famous and historical town. In 1991, it was finally upgraded to county-level city status.

Langzhong is located in the northeast of the province and the northern part of the Sichuan Basin on the middle reaches of the Jialing River. Within the city's administrative area, elevations generally increase from southwest to northeast and range from 328 metres (1,076 ft) to 888 metres (2,913 ft), while rivers flow for 59.4 kilometres (36.9 mi).[1] The area is dominated by low-lying mountains and hills.

As with much of the rest of the province, Langzhong has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, with dry, temperate winters, and long, hot, humid summers. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 6.1 °C (43.0 °F) in January to 26.7 °C (80.1 °F) in July. The frost-free period lasts 290 days per year, while annual sunshine amounts to 1,400 hours. Close to two-thirds of the annual rainfall occurs from June to September.

Ancient Towns and Folk Houses
Two ancient dwelling complexes are situated beside the main district of the ancient city, Laoguan and Nanjinguan Ancient Towns.

The well preserved Laoguan Ancient Town has a history of over 700 years, which used to be an important military pass. Historic quarters, ancient streets, unique local dwellings still reflect the prosperous scene of the past.

Nanjinguan has been commercialized gradually, and more modern factors are brought to this ancient town. Now it is a smart combination of old dwellings and modern facilities, which helps to expand its reception capacity.

Opening Hours: 1st May – 7th October: 08:00 – 18:30

8th October – next 30th April: 08:00 – 18:00

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