Huishan Ancient Town
Huishan Ancient Town is in the west of Wuxi City, the foot of Huishan Mountain, hence the name. The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flows through the town by the north. It has a good location, and famous for its majestic nature sceneries, and well-preserved typical ancestral halls.
The reserve area of this town is about 103 hectares, stretches 1.7 kilometers from east to west. The core zone is the area between Huishan Temple and Baoshan Bridge. Within this area, many historical relics or ruins can be found, which reveal the long history of this ancient town. Till now, there are 118 ancestral halls and relative remains have been found and protected.
Numerous ancestral halls are the spotlights of Huishan Ancient Town. Ten of those ancient buildings became the major national preservation sites since 2006.
♦ Huishan Clay Figures
The Huishan clay figurines were a fork handicraft art emerged in the Ming Dynasty and has a history of over 400 years. Thanks to their unique art style， these colored figurines have been well received by the Chinese people throughout the country and have been sold to 50 countries and regions.
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