Xijindu: A well-preserved ancient street in Zhenjiang
2017-05-16 16:54:00

Xijindu in Zhenjiang is a well-preserved old street with many historic sites. The Zhaoguan Stone Pagoda on the street is the most ancient stone pagoda found in China to date.

Xijindu used to be a Yangtze-River ferry port. For a long time, it was once the only ferry port to the northern side of the river in the area. The construction of Xijindu began during the Six Dynasties (AD 222 - 589) when Zhenjiang experienced fast development because it was not far away from the then capital city Nanjing. As a result, traces of ancient times ranging from the Six Dynasties to the Qing Dynasty (1644 - l911) can be still spotted now.

 

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