Hongjiang ancient – fossil of China’s earliest modern commerce
2016-05-25 17:34:00

Located in western Hunan’s Huaihua city, Hongjiang ancient city is among the earliest and best preserved commercial areas of modern style in China.

Covering a land area of 200,000 square meters, the ancient city consists of over 380 ancient buildings dating back to Ming and Qing Dynasties (14th – 17th centuries), including the early bank, shops, hostel, newspaper office, brothel and etc.

Hongjiang ancient city originated in ancient China’s Spring & Autumn area period (770-476 BC), gradually formed its shape in Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), and reached to its peak in Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Connecting Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Huanan and Sichuan, the ancient city used to be a commercial and cultural center in Southwest China.

Source: jschina.com.cn Author: Liu Liu Editor: Amanda