Prose | Zeng Mingwei: Baihe Old Street, the memory left
Baihe Laochang Town, also known as Baihe Temple and White Crane Temple, is one of the five famous ancient towns in the history of Dongshan in Chengdu.Longquanyi district of five ancient town, except los with historic buildings in the town of well-preserved, second is the old street, parker is given priority to, especially in the mill street on both sides of the street kept since Ming and qing dynasty architectural style, different style, having a unique style, embodies the “big out of the eaves, small courtyard, high cold feet, stand tile” shudu terrace building along the street style, with chengdu ancient charm of the traditional dwellings.The Street of Mill was like a boat-shaped street, enclosed, narrow at both ends and wide in the middle, like a great ship braving the wind and waves in the vast sea.And like a stone plate mill, people walk in the street, pushing stone plate load forward.Though old, Mopan Street is the spiritual symbol of Baihe ancient Town.New arrivals to Bohe may visit Mopan Street or cultural Center Square in The middle of Mopan, where they can touch the tree with a history of more than 300 years and experience the unique Mopan street and ancient town style in Chengdu.Just like people go to Kuanxiaxiangzi and Jinli when they go to Chengdu and Hui People Street when they go to Xi ‘an, they will always feel less.Baihe old Street is not as famous as Luodai ancient town, but its place history, historical heritage, tourism, delicious food once flourishing.Baihe town has a history of 300 years. It got its name because of the interlying cypress trees in yanshou Temple, an ancient temple in the town. It is also the place where descendants of Zhongzi period live, and the melody of “High mountains and flowing rivers meet bosom friends” is played here.Baihe has the reputation of “the hometown of straw weaving”. Baihe straw weaving is well known in Sichuan province. The ten thousand mu sightseeing orchards and Baihe Fruit Picking Festival are the bright name cards of Baihe.But over time and as the city changed, those names and business cards faded.Cypress and bean curd skin is a delicacy in Longquanyi District.In the past, there was a fan’s old shop bo he bean curd skin restaurant had opened in the old house of Mo Pan Street, business is not hot.Diners who drove from downtown Chengdu lined up in a line on Mopan Street, extending from the front of the store to the town, and people came in an endless stream from other places.It is said that the last diner had to queue up late into the night for baihe bean curd skin.If sold out, had to be disappointed and return, visible its hot degree.Although baihe old Street has a history of only 300 years, its historical origin can be traced back to the Qin and Han dynasties.During the Han Dynasty, baihe Temple (the predecessor of Baihe Temple) was built here, and Changsong Temple was built on the hill.White crane Temple named, according to historical records, because the forest around the temple between more egrets habitat, there is white crane Mountain, so the name.Later, bai He Temple is also said to have come from this source.The rise of Baihe town is due to the construction of chengdu ancient post road and gradually evolved into one of the five towns in Dongshan.In 316 BC, qin destroyed Shu and built a post road between Chengdu and Chongqing to facilitate the exchange of official information and materials.After the Han Dynasty, the ancient post road was completed, which was called Shuba Avenue.Baihe Temple is the only place that shuba Road passes through. Many official messengers and literators come out from Chengdu, pass through Baihe Temple and Changsong Temple, and then cross Longquan Mountain to Chongqing, Wuhan and other areas in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. The incense of Baihe Temple is thus flourishing.After the Tang Dynasty, it developed into the famous “Bai Hewen Road”.Zheng Gu, a poet of the late Tang Dynasty, lived here for more than six years in white Crane Temple and Changsong Temple and wrote a lot of poems.There is a song “to Yuan Fang gong” : “late incense yan Suhuo, cold qing degree high branches.Every time he talks about Changsong Temple, he is as old as I am.”It depicts the beautiful scenery of white Crane Temple and Changsong Temple.Su Shi, a great writer in the Northern Song Dynasty, passed by white Crane Temple, long song Temple, leaving a song “to ping Mountain gift Ouyang Shubi” : “between the eyes of purple green, sleep this non sleep.In my dream, I became a crane and flew into Jangsong Temple.Distant to the white Crane Temple, long song Temple thoughts.You can see that they remember the scenery here.White Crane Temple, changsong Temple, one located in the dam area, the other located in the mountain, they together constitute the scenery of Baihe town, attracted scholars and writers of all dynasties to abandon baihe landscape, leaving many masterpieces.Today, Baihe ancient town faces the future and returns to its true nature. It is urgent to protect the cultural remains and historical memory of baihe ancient streets.As an ancient saying goes, “Everything gives rise to something, and alone guards its root.”Ancient streets are the carrier of a nation’s culture and emotional memory. To continue the root of culture is to continue the charm of a city.Essays (including travel notes), short stories and other pure literary works are welcome.In principle, the number of words should not exceed 1500, and the title should be “prose” or “travel notes” or “short stories”.All works should be original and first published, and submitted to “Huanhuaxi” column exclusively. 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