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Window mullions, bricks, tiles, and carvings come in all shapes, telling their unique life stories. Whether their prosperity is at present or in the past, their faith continues for thousands of years. The traces of the ancient town life could be found in wharfs, rice markets, cloth markets, snacks, exotic goods and food ingredients, all connected with the life traditions in past years. Doing great in one aspect can be considered a feature, while Panlong has the charm of integrating features of others.

Ten Historical Panlong Scenes
Xianghua Bridge
Cheng's Ancestral Hall
Panlong Temple
Benefiting from the climate and geographical features, Panlong Town has been well-known for beautiful scenery since ancient times. Literati gathered here to recite poems, and gradually eight natural scenes gained popularity. According to Panlong Town Chronicles, they are: "riverside stores", "riverside houses", "willows and elms at sunset", "birds in the forest", "old longjiang ferry", "fishing vessels", "pine trees waving at night" and "luoyang blossom forest". Later, two cultural scenes joined them, which are: "temple bell tolling" and " confucian classics discussion". A total of ten scenes were finalized during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
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Xianghua Bridge is an arched stone bridge built by Dai Derong in 1330, rebuilt by Zhu Jianren in the 30th year of Emperor Qianlong and restored again by the public in the 53rd year. This is a single-hole stone bridge with 15.6 meters long, 3.35 meters wide and 15 steps in total. There are stone guardrails on both sides of the bridge. Four well-carved stone lions of different vivid shapes sit at the four corners of the arch bridge. The lion heads were destroyed during the "Cultural Revolution".

In 1936, the six-square-meter stone deck of the bridge was unloaded and paved in the center of Cross Street. The deck was re-paved with cement. On both sides of the bridge, two cement lanes were paved along steps to facilitate bicycles and trailers.

In 2001, Xianghua Bridge was listed as a district-level cultural heritage.

The Cheng's Ancestral Hall is located on the west side of the South Street of Panlong Town. It is characterized by the style of Jiangnan, including the white walls and cyan tiles, delicate girder carvings, decoration of colonnade, the exquisite molding of walls and sculptures on pillar heads, a typical residence in Panlong District. Today, the ancestral hall has long been deserted, only leaving mottled walls and faded carvings there. The last time Cheng's Ancestral Hall flashed in the history was in March 1938, when Gu Fusheng, the Qingdong anti-Japanese army leader, held a "reunion meeting" here, which put forward the idea of uniting to fight against Japan, and formulated Qingdong education policy during that period.

After the Chinese Civil War, the ancestral hall was once transformed into a granary. In 2004, the relics of the Cheng's Ancestral Hall was listed as one of the district-level cultural heritages.

Panlong Temple, comprised the Panlong Great Temple and Holy Temple. During the reign of Emperor Xianfeng in Qing Dynasty, the Holy Temple collapsed and was then restored by believers. After the outbreak of Anti-Japanese War, the temple was destroyed by Japanese. Devout believers worked again to repair the temple on the relics. After the reform and opening up, Master Youji made a vow to rebuild the temple, which was supported by the county religious bureau, Buddhist association, as well as the followers. The repair work was carried out based on the layout of traditional Buddhist architecture, gradually covering the hall, side halls and ancillary buildings. Panlong Temple was officially registered as a religious venue in 2001.

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