City Walls


The old city walls on the south side of the Wuyang River have been restored and you can walk a considerable way along them towards the train station. In the other direction, you'll reach a 14th-century arch, where lots of kids swim in summer.

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1. Tianhou Temple

0.09 MILES

This 'Temple of the Queen of Heaven' is a 16th-century temple complex on the north of the river, and the best preserved of a series built by Fujianese…

2. Xinda Bridge

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Handsome newer bridge linking Zhenyuan's old and new towns.

3. Hépíng Cūn

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This compound was a Kuomintang HQ during the war against Japan.

4. Four Officials Temple

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Small, attractive temple on Shiping Mountain, with delightful forest views near the edge of the Miaojiang Great Wall.

5. Sifangjing Xiang

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Four old and well-preserved alleys lead north away from the river: Sifangjing Xiang, Fuxing Xiang, Renshou Xiang and Chongzikou Xiang. Wander along…

7. Zhenyuan Museum


The Zhenyuan Museum displays items relating to the history of the town, including stacks of old photos – but the cannon out front is the real prize.

8. Miaojiang Great Wall

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Accessed with your ticket to the Shiping Mountain Scenic Area, the remains of this 16th-century wall, built to protect Zhenyuan, are quite remarkable. You…