|Xiaoxi Ancient Town |
Xiaoxi Ancient Town is backing on mountain and beside Qujiang River, which wriggles to flow to the east along the town. The local style dwelling houses in this ancient town are covered by grey tiles and painted in white. On both sides of streets in bluestones, there is wide street porch. The length of the street facing Qujiang River is more than 100 meters. If takes looks from the opposite bank, one may find the shape of the ancient town is just like a big ship stopping on the river bank; therefore Xiaoxi gains a graceful name as “A Ship on the River Bank”. In the past time, Xiaoxi was a busy dock and many customers and business men get together there. At present, transportation on highway is developing very fast, but water carriage loses its role gradually. Xiaoxi among beautiful mountain and green river seems to be quiet, beautiful and elegant and graceful.