cated in the southeast of CixiCity, Minghe Ancient Town is one of major scenic spots in Shanglin Lake ScenicZones of Zhejiang province. Covering an area of 40 square kilometers, thescenic spot is mainly composed of Minghe Ancient Town, Wulei Mountain, Du Lakeand Baiyang Lake.it is well-known for its beautiful waters and mysterious hillsand its numerous historical sites, enjoying the reputation of “Hegao outshinesGusu in terms of landscapes”.
Minghe ancient town, built during theKaiyuan era of the Tang dynasty Kaiyuan, has more than 1200 years of history todate, named after Yu Jiugao, Yu Shinan's grandson.
“Yu Jiugao(Minghe, courtesy name)died soon after his being placed as one of the three highest scorers in theplace examination. His countrymen wailed over this death, and named hishometown Minghe”. The ancient town has a planning area of 53 hectares, with thehistoric reservation area of 10.95 hectares, consisting of the building complexwith Chongjing Hall, old-style Chinese private bank and the old courtyard houseas the core, and little “5-room” traditional dwellings along their two sidesranging from the East Bridge Street to the Beach Bride Street about 50 meters.
Minghe Ancient Town featuring Chinesemedicine, Celadon, Buddhism and ancient architecture culture strives to buildthe high-end leisure and health as well as business meeting services as thecore. It is the first scenic ancient town incorporating the sightseeing,leisure and health, humanities, and cultural experience in regions south of theYangtze River.