On May 30, 2015 my School took the foreign teachers on a day trip to Dangkou Historical Town in Wuxi. It was a pleasant outing with about four other foreign teachers; two volunteer English teachers and two Japanese teachers.
I’ve not published an article about the trip before nor posted photographs but as I was looking for a photograph to use in another article today, I decided to use one from Dangkou. That then prompted me to publish these photos.
There is no commentary. The photographs are basically in sequence as we walked around, and the three signs at the end do not accompany photographs because I did not include the photographs.
To provide a little background information on this ancient town I have provided a little from a Chinese site to read. For more information go to the original article.
Dangkou, known as Dingshe in ancient time, is said to be the hometown of a filial son named Ding Lan living in Eastern Han dynasty. Its name comes from its location at the mouth (Kou in Chinese) of Er’zhen Shallow Lake (Er’ zhen Dang in Chinese).The historic town lies in the Erhu Town, southeast of Wuxi, neighboring aristocratic tombs of the Yue State at Hongshan and Taibo tomb in the west and bordering on Suzhou and Changshu in the east. It boasts of numerous historic relics including four (13 places) heritage sites under provincial protection, one heritage sites under municipal protection, one controlled and protected and fifty historic buildings. In 2004, Dangkou was announced as a historic and cultural town in Jiangsu Province. In 2008, it was approved as one of the five important historic and cultural streets (famous towns) under the protection of Wuxi city. In 2010, it was awarded as a historic and cultural town in China. Read more at Dangkou in Wuxi
Three Signs Just to Provide some Historical Information
I hope that you enjoyed looking at these photographs. Should you ever have the opportunity to visit Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou or Wuxi, then please understand that Dangkou and the other linked water towns can be accessed very quickly by fast train. (The links are to photographic articles at Kingscalendar)
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