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  As an ever significant port and an important starting point of “Maritime Silk Road”, the plain buildings in the ancient Cangjiang Town still maintain their previous styles and features. Built during the reign of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty, Liantang Villas covers a floor space of about 30,000 square meters and a building area of over 8,000 square meters. Dwellings, schools and ancestral temples in Liantang Villas are distributed like the shape of the character “Pin” establishing the largest ancient architectural complex of styles of southern Fujian in Xiamen. Featuring functions of dwelling, education and worship, Liantang Villas is the living fossil for studying dwelling culture and life in ancient China.
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  In addition to Liantang Villas, different business streets of various features in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the Republic of China coexist well in the ancient Cangjiang Town. Huanggong Bridge and the ancient stele at the bridge head in the Song Dynasty still stand there. Ruiqing Palace in the Song Dynasty for worshiping Baosheng God held by the Patrol Division of three cities in the Ming Dynasty has been included as one of Historical and Cultural Sites Protected at the Municipal Level. A stone stele in the Palace which is written by Lv Shiyi, a famous celebrity in Fujian and Taiwan, has attracted the attention from both sides of Taiwan Strait
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  In addition to Liantang Villas, different business streets of various features in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the Republic of China coexist well in the ancient Cangjiang Town. Huanggong Bridge and the ancient stele at the bridge head in the Song Dynasty still stand there. Ruiqing Palace in the Song Dynasty for worshiping Baosheng God held by the Patrol Division of three cities in the Ming Dynasty has been included as one of Historical and Cultural Sites Protected at the Municipal Level. A stone stele in the Palace which is written by Lv Shiyi, a famous celebrity in Fujian and Taiwan, has attracted the attention from both sides of Taiwan Strait
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  Liantang Villas possesses numerous splendid and exquisite artworks such as brick carving, wood carving, porcelain carving, stone carving, mud carving and colored painting and many gilded wood carvings are still sparkling to this day with clearly visible and vivid clothes, ornaments and hair of painted characters. The brick carving is extremely excellent to be rated as the top in Fujian Province with great value in both appreciation and protection. The brick carvings in the Villas are visible around the patio and the wainscoting of the hall, mainly covering pines, bamboos, bananas, plums, orchids, chrysanthemums and peonies in the patio, and various flowers and beasts in the hall among which the carving of Hundred Flowers Painting, Hundred Beasts Painting and Splash-ink Landscape Painting features excellent painting skills and carving techniques.
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