Welcome to Liǔjiāng
The charming pastoral setting is the main attraction of Liǔjiāng (柳江), a riverside village nestled in central Sìchuān's countryside. The old town (古镇; gǔzhèn), with its narrow alleyways, wooden courtyard buildings and ancient banyan trees, straddles both sides of the Yángcūn River (杨村河; Yángcūn Hé) in a postcard-perfect scene. For now the reconstruction and sales tactics remain more palatable here than in other 'fixed-up' old towns, though the place is becoming popular with domestic tourists. This is a great spot for a picnic lunch or a dip in the river, but a half-day visit can easily turn into a lazy week in town before you know it.