Furong Town

Last updated by  at 2014/10/30

Ancient Wangcun Town is the site of former Youyang City in Qin and Han Dynasties. It is the door of Mengdong River waterway tour and the south gate of Mengdong River scenic spot. Here, the railway, highway, and waterway transportation is convenient.

Furong Town is originally named Wangcun. It is an ancient town where Tujiazu people live together. Until now, in the town, pavement laid with black flagstones and ancient domestic house ( mainly Diaojiaolou ) are well preserved. The famous movie Furong Town directed by Xiejin is shot here. At Furong Town, you must take the local specialty, “rice tofu.”It is said that the most genuine shop is in the vicinity of torii. That shop is the rice tofu shop in the movie.

The scenery in the town has unique bearing. Shops with trap doors are on the both sides of five-mile street of black flagstone. Tujia Diaojiaolou are set up against the slope. The simple bearing of Tujiazu is very charming. In the Warring States Period, “Xizhou Copper Pillar” set as a war covenant made between the emperor of Chu, Maxifan and the King of headman remains as before. On “Xizhou Copper Pillar”, key cultural relic under state protection, more than 2300 characters are inscribed, the covenant of dismissing troops and reconciling made between the emperor of Chu, Maxifan and the King of headman in 940 A.D. is recorded. It is a precious object data of studying nation relation in ancient China.

Besides, there is Wangcun waterfall which is about 60 meters high and 70 meters wide here. Walking behind the hanging screen of the waterfall is like placing oneself in a crystal palace.

Furong Town is the only road to Mengdong River. Arriving at Mengdong River railway station by taking a special train for tourism at Zhangjiajie, you will find that Furong Town is nearby. The specific train schedule may be looked up at Mengdong River communication timetable.

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Furong Town is the only road to Mengdong River. Arriving at Mengdong River railway station by taking a special train for tourism at Zhangjiajie, you will find that Furong Town is nearby. The specific train schedule may be looked up at Mengdong River communication timetable.

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1. Diet: The diet of Furong Town ( Wangcun) is typical of Xiangxi flavor, spicy and sour. The most characteristic dishes are boiling live fish in running water ( 40-60 RMB/ pot ), conch meat ( 20 RMB/ big bowl ), and Liuxiaoqing rice tofu ( 2 RMB/ bowl. ) Ganjun’s favorate dish is stewing Guihua fish with tofu. From childhood, Ganjun does not like eating rice tofu. When you are having conch meat, you should be careful or you will swallow down dirty things. The most famous restaurant in Furong Town ( Wangcun) is the hotel named “The Peerless Conch in the World” which is opened up Zhouyaowen, a friend of Ganjun. The flavor is genuine and well-known far and wide. 2. Shopping: Although on the ancient street of Furong Town ( Wangcun), there are many things on sale, but only brocade and dry fish can be ranked as local specialties. 3. Accommodation: The general accommodation condition in Furong Town ( Wangcun) is pretty good. The Peerless Conch Hotel Telephone: 5853418 Jinxiang Hotel Telephone: 5854708 Furong Town Hotel Telephone: 5853617


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