|Luoquan Ancient Town |
The Town lies along the riverside of Longjie River, 34 km from the west of Chonglong Town, Zizhong County. Luoquan Town is famous for the salt production and the long history of which can be traced back to Qin Dynasty. Luoquan Well is so called because of salt wells in Song Dynasty scattering all over like stars. Qing Dynasty witnessed the peak of the development of the salt production industry as the salt produced was awarded the Golden Prize on the Paris World Fair in 1925. The Town was built along the western side of Qiuxi River which is a branch of Tuojiang River. A distant view will be enjoyed at the ascending height as the whole town winds like a dragon swimming, therefore Luoquan Town is also called the first Dragon Town in the Middle of Sichuan.
The site of Luoquan Well’s Meeting, which was Fuyin Hall in former days belongs to the Cultural Relic under Provincial-level Protection. On the eve of the Wuchang Uprising in 1911, Long Mingjian—member of the Chinese Revolutionary League, and Qin Zaigeng—Leader of United Association of Elder Brothers, held the Meeting of Assembly on 4th August to decide against the Qing Regime which had sold the ownership of Sichuan-Hankou Railway with the organization on Comrade Army of Railway Protection. The Temple of Salt God is a good place for traveling too.