Historic Culture

Langshan boasts a long history and profound cultural deposits, including Baimiaanzhai neolithic sites more than 4000 years ago, ancient battlefields and towers witnessing peasant uprising of past ages, residential building groups of Jiangnan style in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, numerous ancestral temples and tombs of senior officials in the late Qing Dynasty, as well as colorful folk customs represented by Xinning Yanying boxing, a Chinese intangible cultural heritage in sports, Xinning “Tiao Gu Tan” of the Batongyao nationality, an intangible cultural heritage of Hunan Province, etc. Ancient and modern poets and literary men wrote down a lot of popular brilliant articles, poems and proses for Langshan. Zhou Dun-yi, philosopher and prose master in the Northern Song Dynasty, wrote down “Wan Gu Di Fang” (embankment through the ages) on the cliff on the bank of Fuyi River when studying in Xinning with his students as well as Ode to the Lotus Flower and other masterpieces ; Ai Qing, a famous poet, ever sighed out “Guilin’s landscape tops those elsewhere and Langshan landscape tops that of Guilin”; Li Yining, a famous economist, gave a highly praise for Langshan with “there are other marvelous peaks in Langshan that go halves with Wuyi Mountain”. Langshan is also an old revolutionary base area. In 1930, Deng Xiaoping, Zhang Yunyi et al ever led Zuo Jiang and You Jiang uprising troops in revolutionary activities in Langshan and left behind a lot of historical relics and revolutionary tracks.