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Xiamei Village

Protected by mountains and nurtured by water, with its ancient street, ancient well, ancient port, ancient bazaar and simple folk customs, Xiamei Village is a classic southern Chinese riverside village. The well-preserved ancient residences from the Ming and Qing Dynasties line both sides of the 900-metre Dangxi Canal.

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Protected by mountains and nurtured by water, with its ancient street, ancient well, ancient port, ancient bazaar and simple folk customs, Xiamei Village is a classic southern Chinese riverside village. The well-preserved ancient residences from the Ming and Qing Dynasties line both sides of the 900-metre Dangxi Canal. Xiamei Village gets its name because it is located in the lower reaches of the Meixi steam. It stands 6 km east of downtown Wuyishan City and 5 km away from the Wuyi Mountain National Scenic Area. During the Kangxi (1661-1722) and Qianlong (1735-1796) periods of the Qing Dynasty, Xiamei Village was a prosperous tea market. Now, Xiamei Village still has more than 30 well-preserved ancient residences with Qing Dynasty architectural features and intriguing names such as the Zou Mansion’s Young Lady Building (邹宅闺秀楼), the Fang Family Army Advisor’s House (方氏参军第), Cheng Family Hermit House (程氏隐士居), Zhengguo Temple (镇国庙) and Tianyi Well (天一井).

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