Discovering Ancient China from Zhengzhou | Fangding Village from the Ming Dynasty

Located in the southwest of Shangjie District, Zhengzhou, Fangding Village is seated at the junction of Gongyi County, Xingyang County, and Shangjie District and to the southeast of the confluence of the Sishui River and its tributaries.

It has a long history of over 600 years. Most villagers have a family name of Fang, and they have moved out of the old village to build new houses.

There are more than 200 ancient residential buildings with over 500 rooms in Fangding Village. Constructions in the village were built in the middle Ming Dynasty and have been well preserved till today. They consist of the largest and completely preserved traditional residential building group of the period of Ming and Qing Dynasties in Zhengzhou, which is also the closest one to the urban area of the city. Fangding Village brought up many eminent persons in history such as Zhao Dongjie, Fang Zhaofeng, and Fang Zhaolin, and developed rich folk customs including a unique lantern festival in mountains and a special ritual of tomb sweeping, demonstrating the rural landscape of traditional villages in Central China.

Fangding Village is a famous historical and cultural village in Henan and is now built as a tourist resort. The property developer constructed a historical-style ancient town on the basis of the historic site of those buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

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