Ancient Qikou Town
Qikou Town got its name because of the Datong Qi (Qi in Chinese means a sand pile in water) in Yellow River. The Yellow River comes from the north while the Qiushui River comes from the east. Wohu Mountain lays in the north of the town while Heilong Temple is situated in the east of Yellow River. Qikou is just surrounded by these mountains and rivers.
Because of the great Yellow River, Qikou had been an important port on Yellow River for more than 200 years since the years of Qianlong of Qing Dynasty to the War of Resistance Against Japan. The magnificent history had left a great deal of historical relics in Qikou Town. The main attractions in Qikou Town are as follows: The charm of ancient Qikou Town, Water and land port, Wohulong Temple, Drafting in Yellow River, Erqi Surfing, Kylin Beach, Red Jujube Forest, and lots of old yards of Shanxi merchants. The ancient Qikou Town is still preserved well. Buildings and shops in the streets are just like what they had been. There are traditional art everywhere in the ancient Qikou Town. Come and feel, you will find it impress you so deeply.
The old streets and shops are outstanding representatives of architectures of Qing Dynasty. The main street of Qikou Town is just to the direction of Wohu Mountain, then it goes to west along the Qiushui River, and goes to north along the Yellow River, wiggling and wiggling. What more interesting is that the back street of Qikou is only about 200 meters long, but there are 18 turns on this 200 meter street. The street are all built with stones, the shop doors are all made of wood, the second street is shorter than the first. Shorter and shorter, the ancient Qikou Town forms a ladder-shaped one in this way.