Shuinan Village, an ancient cultural village in Sanya
Situated in Yacheng Town, 45km west of Sanya, Shuinan Village is a famous ancient cultural village of Hainan, offering a glimpse into the cultural heritage of the region and its surrounding area.
Dating back to the Tang Dynasty, the village itself has a history of over 2,000 years, is so beautiful for its natural scenery. Hills and sea encircle the village make it unique and elegant. Betel trees are dancing in front of each house while coconut trees are erecting in the every backyard. Besides, its simple folkway has been influenced by different cultures for a long time. Combined with the local traditional culture of Li ethnic people, the Shuinan Village is quite unique.
Historical records show that after the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), the Yacheng Ancient Town was once a destination for exile officials and scholars. From the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), more than 20 deposed government officials, scholars and literati were exiled to this place.
Shuinan Village, influenced by the deposed officers, gradually became a scholarly village. Thus the designation “No.1 Ancient Cultural Village of Hainan” was conferred on Shuinan Village. During the Song Dynasty, Yazhou Academy was established as China’s southernmost institution of higher learning back then. The result was hundreds of scholars coming out from this remote town, entering the political and cultural stage, where they displayed their talent and fulfilled their ambitions.
Shuinan Village, influenced by the deposed officers, gradually became a scholarly village.
The village was once a destination that offered refuge to Monk Jianzhen (688-763BC) and his Japan-bound fleet and was a stop on the Maritime Silk Road. It’s also where Huang Daopo (1245-1330), China’s textile founder, learnt weaving skills from the Li people during the Yuan Dynasty.
Shuinan Village is also where Huang Daopo (1245-1330), China’s textile founder, learnt weaving skills from the Li people during the Yuan Dynasty.
As Huang Daopo made great contribution to the development and promotion of this ancient textile technology in China, Shuinan Village was recorded in the history of Chinese textile industry.
Nowadays, Shuinan Village attracts lots of tourists to enjoy the scenery and the specialties or to relax, even more, to study the manufacture of the textile.
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SOURCE: WOS Team