Langzhong attractions

Temple in Langzhong

Zhang Fei Temple

This temple is the tomb of local boy Zhang Fei, a respected general during the kingdom of Shu and hero of the Three Kingdoms epics, who administered the kingdom from here until his murder in the year 221. It’s on Xi…
Historic Building in Langzhong

Imperial Examination Hall

The best-preserved Qing-era imperial examination hall in China, with a number of in-character actors on hand to pose for photographs. On Xuedao Jie (学道街), which is parallel to Wumiao Jie, one block north.
Mountain in Langzhong

Jǐnpíng Park

Considered an essential element of the feng shui balance of ancient Lángzhōng and holy to Taoists, Jǐnpíng is dotted with pavilions, temples and caves. To get here, catch a ferry (¥3, from 8am to 6pm) across the riv…
Tower in Langzhong

Jǐnpíng Gate

Originally constructed in 1371 and renovated in 1767, the current version of Jǐnpíng Gate is a 2010 rebuild. Join art students sketching from the top in admiring the old town's slate rooftops from the concrete stair…
Historic Building in Langzhong

Feudal Government Office

Dioramas inside this recreation of a Shu-era government office depict scenes of legal hearings, officials' lives and feudal-era prisons alongside captions (in limited English) describing the workings of the era's bu…
Tower in Langzhong

Huáguāng Tower

Peer out across the rooftops of old town Lángzhōng and beyond the river to Jǐnpíng Hill from the top of Huáguāng Lóu, rebuilt in 1867. The tower is downhill past the Fēng Shuǐ Museum.
Tower in Langzhong

Zhōngtiān Tower

For bird’s-eye views of the city’s rooftops and lanes, climb to the top of Zhōngtiān Lóu, a 2006 rebuild on the way to Zhang Fei Temple in the centre of the old town.
Historic Site in Langzhong

Grand Buddha Temple

There’s some good exploring to be done across the river, southwest of the old town. At the foot of one hill, and among other Buddhist statuary and caves, sits the sedate-looking Grand Buddha. From the old town, walk…
Museum in Langzhong

Fēng Shuǐ Museum

This museum includes a model of the town, illustrating its feng-shui-inspired design. While English explanations are limited, a helpful English-speaking guide is sometimes available. It’s in the same building as Tiā…
Confucian Temple in Langzhong

Confucian Temple

Relocated to its current site in 1850, the present temple is a 2013 rebuild of the historic structure, combining typical features of both Confucian temples and Lángzhōng regional architectural styles.