The ancient town of Yangmei prospered for more than a thousand years by developing waterway transportation. It was originally built in the Song dynasty; it developed during the Ming dynasty and was at its most prosperous time in the Qing dynasty. Even now, Yangmei still preserves architecture from the Ming and Qing dynasties including: ancient streets, lanes, temples, shrines, houses, trees, a port, Wenwu pagoda, and beacon tower. Entering the town, old houses of Ming and Qing dynasties are presented one by one, as well as other historical relics like Qizhu house, Juren's (the former second degree candidate in the provincial examination) house, Jinshi's (the former third degree candidate in the national civil service examination) house, Muyi gate, Jinyue monument, Huang's garden, ancient windows, and carved eaves.
Nanning Yangmei Ancient Town
There are 8 main scenic spots to visit in Yangmei: the Sunset Reflected on the Dragon Pool, Green Trees on Thunder Peak, Sword in the Spring, Pavilion Facing the River, Moon Night on the Beach, Medication on the Slope, Rosy Clouds Watching in the Pavilion and the Sound of Beach and Pine Forest. Visitors can see many stones along the beach, each possessing its own history and story, that were once appraised by a traveler named Xu Xiake during the Ming dynasty including: the steeple stone, penguin stone, golden frog stone, a sea lion looking back stone, horse stone, and a dolphins kissing stone, The Imperial Seal is the main building; it is so named because it is 15.3 meters tall in the of a square.
In addition, there are two historical relics in the ancient town. One is the former residence on Jinma Street of Liang Zhitang and Liang Lieya, leaders of the 1911 Revolution. It was the secret place for meetings of the Zhengnanguan Revolution lead by Sun Yet-sun, the first president of the Republic of China. The other one is Kuixing Tower built in the first year of Qinglong period of Qing dynasty (1736 A.D.). With a majestic appearance, Kuixing Tower is not only a precious historic relic, but also an important memorial for the 1911 Revolution.