Feilai Peak, one of the most ancient and well-preserved historical sites in Youyang, has a history of more than 500 years. It is called the living fossil of architecture, and regarded as the symbolic building of the ancient garden of Tujia ethnic group. Towering pavilions, delicate rockeries, bridges and footpaths, together with tall old trees form a beautiful landscape. After centuries, it is still glamorous and eye-catching..
Qihe’eryan Terraced Fields in Huatian Village
Portraits and Photos of Folk Custom
Waving Dance is the most representative cultural symbol of Tujia ethnic group, mainly seen in the middle and lower reaches of the Youshui river.The dance is characterized by waving hands, including “Big Waving” and “Small Waving”, which are divided by the performance form, content and scale. The main content of the dance includes human origins, myths and legends, ethnic migration, ancient warfare, hunting, slash-and-burn, productive labor, daily life, etc. Waving Dance is a living history of Tujia ethnic minority group.
Youyang Miscellany is a literary sktech book written by Duan Chengshi in Tang Dynasty. It has thirteen volumes in total, with the last ten volumes as the sequel. Tang people’s living conditions and states of mind are introduced in it, providing a historical source for research onTang Dynasty. More importantly, it has become a significant document for further understanding the communication between ancient China and the West at that time.
The Tomb of Shengji in Dachewan, Qingquan Village
The Tomb of Shengji in Dachewan is located in 6th group of Qingquan Village, Tonggu town, Youyang. It was built in the winter of 1876. It is an empty tomb and is known as “Shengji”, with a length of 5 metres, both width and height of 4 metres approximately.
This tomb was said to be built by a rich man named Ran Guangchao. It took him a lot of money, 3 Tujia mansonries and 3 years to finish the job, but the tomb was sold to a man surnamed Fan because of a small hole in the back of the Shengji stone and a dead beggar in it. Fan spent 2 years fixing it, but it remains empty till today.
Youshui River Working Chant
It’s a kind of instrument which can be played with leaves. Different leaves from trees, bamboos and corns can make different sounds. Local young men and women usually pull the leaves from trees and play beautiful songs together.
Dong Dong Kui
Dong Dong Kui is a kind of local instrument， made by a piece of bamboo like a pen. There are more than 20 songs played by Dong Dong Kui.