Four Officials Temple


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1. Miaojiang Great Wall

0.14 MILES

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…

2. 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…

3. Shiping Mountain Scenic Area

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A strenuous 30-minute climb up this mountain above town takes you through quiet forest to the remains of the Miaojiang Great Wall and the Four Officials…

4. Xinda Bridge

0.28 MILES

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

5. Yan Emperor Palace

0.29 MILES

Small, obscured temple dedicated to the fearsome 'fire god' Yan Di (炎帝), a deity in early Chinese mythology.

6. Zhenyuan Museum

0.31 MILES

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.

7. Zhusheng Bridge

0.33 MILES

The most photographed sight in town, Zhenyuan’s old bridge is a gorgeous and robust span of arches topped with a three-storey pavilion, leading visitors…

8. Confucius Temple

0.33 MILES

Now pretty much a block of flats from the 1960s, little remains of the Confucius Temple except for its main facade and the Lǐ Mén (Gate of Rites).