The Great Wall and the Yellow River intersection place called Cow Bay, Shanxi Province, Pianguan county old bay village is the first village, the river Shanxi here, the Great Wall and the Yellow River shook hands, and the farming culture of the Central Plains nomadic cultural integration.
Figure: Xinzhou Pianguan laoniuwan
Figure: Xinzhou Pianguan laoniuwan
After the Great Wall to Cow Bay, although arrived in the Yellow River on the shore, but did not cross the the Yellow River West, but along the eastern side of the Yellow River south, the Wanjiazhai, Guan River Estuary to the Hequ County, and then enter the territory of Fugu is the Yellow River County of Shaanxi Province to the West wind.
The figure: laoniuwan the Yellow River and the Great Wall junction
Figure: the Yellow River the Great Wall - laoniuwan handshake place
Today the laoniuwan village has been divided into two regions, the periphery area, there are many quite characteristics of Farmhouse Inn, the old residential area is now almost uninhabited, become a unique landscape of ancient villages.
The figure: laoniuwan universe Bay
The figure: laoniuwan at river building, Yang Chuan River into the the Yellow River
The original is the frontier fortress of laoniuwan Ming Dynasty, attached to the the Great Wall, to the troops. Here is a laoniuwan zhunbing castle in the Ming Dynasty, for three years (1467 AD) built. In the old Fort close to the Yellow River Bay cliff, there is a still hollow bricks Lou good.
The figure: laoniuwan ancient Beacon Tower and the Great Wall
The castle has been incomplete, there is no foundation, just built in stone mountain, castle walls made of rammed earth, brick and stone and parcel. The castle sits first in Wengcheng and then into the south gate, the face is the stone wall, the screen behind the temple, Zhenwu and Guan Yu Temple, Temple of the gods.
The map: laoniuwan Nanjing Temple
The castle is now the north of laoniuwan village. The village houses many materials was built with stones, stone houses, stone, stone, stone fire stove, stone, stone mill, uniform stone world, therefore laoniuwan village is also known as the "stone museum".
The map: laoniuwan Castle overlooking the village
How Stella Bay on the north side of Fort about 200 meters away, there is a stand on the edge of the Yellow River "at River floor", is the Ming Dynasty Observatory transmission of military information, on the other side of the river is Inner Mongolia County of Qingshui River. The legend of Zhaojun ChuSai via laoniuwan, in the back of central plains. Lv Zhaolan said: "there is a strange echo of the river, the bottom of the stone, the sound can be sent out of the voice of the chicken." Time changes, do not know when Zhaojun back to the Central Plains when, also heard the sound of the river
The map: laoniuwan castle Wengcheng
The the Great Wall and the the Yellow River Bay, because here the first handshake is famous. Laoniuwan pace as old as slow, the people here seem to still face loess back into the air, too old, let the idyllic city people envy the life. The makeup of laoniuwan without aliasing to retain traces of the years, take me back to the frontier to a symbol of war in ancient China situation, I feel the charm of simplicity and desolation.
Address: Xinzhou City, the Scenic Bay Village Pianguan County
Summer and autumn and winter are the best time to travel
Opening hours: 18:00 - 8:00
Scenic tickets: 60 yuan / person to explain the price: 50 yuan / person
How to go laoniuwan village in Xinzhou province:
Taiyuan, Pianguan (in the east railway station ride) about 4 hours by car from Shuozhou Province, about 2.5 hours drive away: Dayun highway Shuozhou mouth, the water head, old town, Pinglu, Pianguan Pianguan, Stella Bay
Xinzhou laoniuwan village play what pianguan:
Campfire, fishing, hiking, boats, folk songs, photography. In summer and autumn, pleasant climate, beautiful scenery, green river, Castle majestic, winter snow, spectacular scenery.