Zhyjiayu - A Longevity Village

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Zhujiayu – A Longevity Village
Zhujiayu also known as Zhu Home Valley is a famous village located in the province of Shandong in the land of China. It is renowned for the well protection of the historical buildings which date from Qing as well as Ming dynasties. The village is situated nearly forty five kilometers to eastern side of the Shandong province capital city, Jinan. Zhujiayu village is under the administration of Zhujiayu, which is a county-level city. The village is also known as the longevity village where in several residents are known to reside well into their nineties, and sometimes over hundred years of healthy age.
Rustic holiday destination
At present, the village is having only nearly twenty percent of people who lived years back. The native people are very friendly as well as accommodating. Most of them are having huge fields of fresh peanuts, soya beans, and other crops. The Zhujiayu village is fully surrounded by mountains. It is a perfect and rustic holiday destination which has attractive buildings dating back centuries ago. Ju Chuanjiang as well as Wang Qian has visited the Zhujiayu village. They were attracted much by its unpolished gem. In fact, the village is nearly six hundred years old. It is a perfect spot for certain amount of tranquility. Zhujiayu also brings people more in touch with the nature.
Zhujiayu lies in a valley neighbored by green mountains and is positioned as one among the twenty four well known historical as well as cultural villages of China in the year 2005 by State Administration of Cultural Heritage and Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. Zhujiayu village is just at a distance of one hour drive from Jinan, which is the Shandong capital city. Even in prime time of population, it counted only two thousand. This rural village is an isolated one but very famous. The historical buildings in this village were built during the period from 1368 to 1911.

The old and new village
The whole of Zhujiayu is in fact divided into two - old and new village. It is encircled well by a big old wall constructed using vast rocks. The entrance to the ancient village is through a beautiful arched doorway. Here, there are several traditional buildings which offer greetings to people to view the attractive and pleasant scenery of mountains in the background of village. When one walks through main road, one will attain a feeling as if he or she is back in olden times. Due to the regional geology, the constructions in the ancient village are typically constructed using the stones and the rocks from mountains nearby.

In the Zhujiayu village, there are nearly three hundred residential houses, pavilions, temples, bridges, courtyards and more from period of Ming and Qing dynasties. It is well surrounded by endless forests as well as fields that are coated with beautiful blooming flowers. It can be seen that most of the buildings are just two storied or one storied. Even though few houses appear very shabby with faded paint, visitors can then too feel the former glory of village due to the exquisite carvings over roofs and windows. From neighboring mountains, rivers and creeks do flow winding the entire village. Over ninety quaint stone bridges are built in the last few centuries. Each bridge possesses different style and design.
Travel tips
Zhujiayu in Shandong Province can be visited anytime. Flight and train services are available to Shandong province.



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