|Yaoba Ancient Town |
Yaoba Ancient Town lies in the west of Hejiang County and is at the junction of the three counties-Jiang, Na and He. It used to be a indispensable pathway to enter Guizhou from Sichuan in the ancient times. It is 8 km. away from Hejiang Lake, 38 km. from Hejiang County and 39 km. from Luzhou, right in the middle of the line linking Luzhou and Chishui.
In Yaoba, there are well preserved Dongyue Temple( of Ming－Qing Dynasty)、Memorial Archway and ancient residential houses which are municipal major relic preserve unit. Dongyue Temple has a long history and still demonstrates a new look after repair. Because famous directors Ling Zifeng and Huang Jianzhong shot movies like “Crazy” “Rice” in Yaoba, Yaoba is reputed as “Cultural and Film City of South Sichuan”. The scenic spots “Dahong Rice Store” and “Xingshun Store” left by the the shooting group are still well preserved. There are numerous sight-seeing spots here, including Mt. Gulan of Luzhou, Sanguan Wuzhai, Wusi Yiting, stalagmite and stone drums, Mt. Xianding and Xianren Cavern. There are also legends of Mother-expecting Beach and Taoist priest Liu.
Yaoba is rich in lichi, shaddock, olive, Chines chestnut production and has abundant bamboo resources of dendrocalamus affinis and phyllostachys pubescent. Yaoba also has the reputation of “Little Hongkong” and has developed trade and convenient communication and transportation.