Chongwu Ancient Town
Chongwu Ancient Town
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7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The unique "PLA Temple" in China is located in Xisha Bay, Chongwu Town, Huian. The temple was built in the picture of a woman who was saved by members of the People's Liberation Army lives in Jinmen, Xiamen. On September 17, 1949, the temple honors 27 PLA martyrs who died in the bombing of the masses by the 84th Division of the 28th Army of the 10th Corps of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
Written 19 September 2020
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70ava
Beijing, China1,002 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The bus ride frorm Quanzhou bus station to Chongwu bus station one way will take 60 - 90 minutes. So count minimum 2 hours each direction, since you have to take a bus to the old town as well (bus 221, 1 RMB). The walls are nice, mostly well kept and the rest newly renovated (or "maintained" as they like to call it here). You can walk on a substantial part of the wall since last Ocotber, but after sometime you get the feeling and it becomes quite boting. There are a couple of interesting temples and traditional ancestral houses in the old town, but basically it is not a special place. We would recommned to spend more time in the old alleys of Quanzhou, which we found to be more interesting and lively.
Written 10 December 2019
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Mike W
Ganzhou, China40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Wonderful walks by the sea, fabulous views. Good clean beach. Be careful of the beach restaurants - poor quality food and expensive. It's a pity the old city walls are not open for walking.
Written 1 August 2019
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Instantcalmer
Yasothon, Thailand1,031 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Actually I'd like to rate this place 3.5
Chongwu "ancient town" is designed to lure the Chinese tourist. It's all based on the "ancient" wall which, though not the Great Wall, is rather impressive in it's length of 2.5km and height of 7m. It was built in the 1300s so parts have been rebuilt of course, mostly rough cut sandstone blocks and set without mortar wedged with smaller pieces of stone. The child in me loves forts with walls, towers, turrets and gates but there are just a couple of places to ascend the wall.
It was winter and the Chinese bunker down, so most restaurants were closed. The fishing fleet obviously provides fresh seafood and it summer it would be rather busy I suspect. One especially scenic beach along the walk looks swimmable for good swimmers rather than the family.
A real feature are the stone gardens with literally hundreds of statues, many with a phone number underneath for those that would like a duplicate.
We spent about 3 hours exploring the complex so there's a fair bit to see. Some statues are cheesy such as the Mickey mouse and continual fat Buddha ones but there are more creative ones and themed groups to admire and make a happy snap of. After all the whole area is famous for it's stone work.
For 2 foreigners part of the adventure was getting here from Quanzhou city on local buses and trying to find the right one to go back to the Quanzhou railway station as there are 3 bus terminals. And that could all change tomorrow,
Written 29 December 2016
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Sun and Sea
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia183 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Nice and peaceful surroundings. Beautiful stone sculptures littered the park but certain walkway were badly eroded and damaged. Not a "must see" place if you ask me because I find it rather boring. The stone sculptures are there to showcase the craftsmanship of this town which is well known for making sculptures. Although called the "ancient town", I don't see anything ancient.
Written 25 April 2016
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Ser Jin
Singapore, Singapore150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
It was a nice family outing to see the place where the Chinese built a wall to defend against the Japanese. Nice and quaint.
Written 21 December 2015
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Chrisr0ss
Saint Louis, MO201 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
If you have some extra time to disperse then stop. Probably not missing much if you don't get by there. A little history lesson is it
Written 26 November 2015
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Bobbobbobbertybob
London3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
The old town park that you pay to enter is quite scenic but it's just a very badly renovated wal, i.e. it looks to be completely rebuilt. You can't enter the old town from the park, instead you follow the outside of the wall along a pleasant but unexceptional beach. There's alook a small sculpture park of pretty poorly finished statues.

There is nothing to inform you of the history of the place, which made the whole trip very disappointing for me.

From its could see across the other side of the wall, little remains of the old town.

There are a number of restaurants with nice views of the beach serving local seafood.
Written 1 May 2015
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MIKELOW
Singapore, Singapore383 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
Chongwu Ancient Town Scenic Area is located in hui'an County in Quanzhou. It is about an hour drive from Quanzhou City and about 2 hours drive from Xiamen.
This scenic area has a long stretch of charming sandy beach . Besides the Old Ancient City Wall, the is a big park of stone carvings of more than 500 pieces.
( Hui'an County is the biggest place for stone engraving in Fujian province). As this scenic areas is a huge place, lots of walking is inevitable though there are electrical car available for a fee.
This is a place very suitable for family outing , lovers' park , beach-goers and local tourists keen in Chinese history. The beach activities should appeal more to overseas tourist than the Ancient City Wall.
Admission : RMB-23
Written 6 July 2014
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Eugene Wee (Singapore)
Singapore, Singapore515 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
We had to walk for a couple of hours, therefore please prepare your walking shoes. Also, please apply sun block and armed yourself with an umbrella. The sun might just burnt your skin.
Written 28 June 2014
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