Jiande Daciyan Scenic Area

Jiande Daciyan Scenic Area

Jiande Daciyan Scenic Area
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David C
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK219 contributions
Ancient Village of Heyang not listed
Apr 2017
Today, my wife’s brother, Feng, is taking us to stay at a 1000 year old village for a few days, to sample the simple life, about a 3 hour drive away.
Off soon, so will catch up later.

Staying at an hotel, Gu Min Su, was name of the owner, in Heyang village, at that place I mentioned. It's called Li Shui=actually He Yang village and is quite picturesque, although it rained all day and most sensible people staying indoors. Quite old buildings, but with most mod cons and we have wifi, so can check Internet. Nothing was booked, but while we looking in a souvenir shop, the lady owner called a hotel owner who came and invited us to stay at his hotel, although season not really started yet. It's quite good and a comfortable room, with ensuite, TV, coffee and tea facilities, free wifi and only £28 for the night, including breakfast. A small, family run place, with about 6 guest rooms. They gave us a good evening meal of steamed fish, tofou, boiled potatoes and some goose meat, with green vegetables.
We sat outside on a roof terrace to have our meal, with great views of the countryside and distant mountains, but I've just come in at 7.30, feeling a cold coming on. Ling chatting away with her brother, consuming a bottle of wine between them.
I awoke with a cold, which seemed to develop during the trip yesterday with the car window open, to stop condensation. We had a nice breakfast, of 2 fried eggs, rice soup, with my bran, chunks of bamboo, picked that morning from the mountains, peanuts, steamed bread etc. The lady owner cooked it and said she was same age as me, (72) looks older in my opinion, plus her husband looks about 90, although they said his mother was still alive, at 100. He had a cancer operation 20 years, which might explain his appearance. In his earlier days he was an expert in the Chinese fashion of cutting
complicated patterns with tiny scissors. He took us across the road, to show us his amazing collection, housed in a 600 year old building, where the mother sleeps most of the time.
The houses are traditional designs, with 4 sides of accommodation, aound a central courtyard. A lot of rooms are open to the air, but sheltered from the rain and one old lady was watching a 60 inch TV on a wall, like a small cinema. Bedrooms are usually upstairs, overlooking the courtyard, where they put their washing out to dry, plus pieces of bamboo put out to dry, to cook later.
We walked around the village for about an hour and no-one seemed to mind us wandering into their homes and taking photos.
Written May 11, 2017
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Michael C
Singapore, Singapore364 contributions
Amazing Cliff-hugging temple structures
Dec 2015 • Solo
This area makes a good outing especially during the cooler months. It seems to be off the list of the usual tourist spots, for some reason. Its actually a beautiful place, and the temples are quite amazing, hugging the sides of the cliffs precariously. we have a great morning here, amidst the sea of clouds that would sometimes flow by in the most mystical manner. Easily accessible by public transport as well.
Written June 23, 2016
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crosis
Whanganui, New Zealand1,632 contributions
Quiet, Peaceful and off the normal tourist route
Dec 2013 • Couples
Sometimes know as China's Southern Hanging Monastery, this amazing climb to the cliff side temple is a great way to spend a day. Approximately 150km south of Hangzhou, near Jiande this hidden gem of China's temples is definitely worth a visit.

Totally recommended if you like a bit of a walk. That said there is also a small cable car that can get you from the very base to the level of the first temples. Paths are very well constructed and lots of places to take stunning photos.
Written September 13, 2014
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xingming
Bicton, Australia788 contributions
Daci Rock Xuan Kongsi
Feb 2013 • Friends
While on an overnight excursion to Zhuge we happened upon this site quite by accident. (Pulled into a service station and saw a huge billboard advertising it.) We decided to make a quick visit which meant we didn't see the entire site so we have to go back again and explore fully. It is similar to the Hanging Temple in Shanxi although not so old or original I suspect. It is known by various names from what I gather (Daiji, South Xuan Kong) and even with post-visit research I have been unable to find out how old or close to original the actual site is. Compared to the predominantly wooden Shanxi Hanging Temple it consists of more concrete formwork and is a little less 'hanging' and a little more 'nestled in'. It has likely been developed from an original smaller structure and now has a cable car in place to take you up the 500+ metres. The walk takes you through the hanging temple structure, a large golden buddha, a lake, further cliff hugging structures which are occupied my monks, the standing buddha, and a waterfall. We only made it as far as the first temple and the golden buddha but weather permitting this still affords you a good view of the entire site except the waterfall. The entry is 80rmb, cable car up is 50 and down is 40. Next time I would allow 3 hours and take the cable car up and then walk the entire circuit down.
Written March 1, 2013
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