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Brief introduction:

Shawan ancient town was established in Song Dynasty. During its more than 800 years of development, with the formation and retention of its unique south of the Five Ridges culture, it has got the honor of China Historical and Cultural Town & Hometown of Chinese Folk Art¡ªPiaose Town, Guangdong Music Town ,etc.

Walking in the scenic spots of Shawan ancient town , you can clearly see the historical footprint of the ancient town development. The layout for the ancient villages of Stone Steps & Stone Alley has been well preserved. In the town, the ancestral hall & ancient house are well-proportioned with its architrave and cornice skillfully decorated. There are ten distinct theme pavilions launched in the core area of the ancient town, including Shawan Ho Ancestral Temple (Liu Geng Tang) ¡¢Guangdong Music Museum (Three Ren Hall) , He Binglin Memorial Hall (Yan Qing Tang) and so on, which vividly and incisively show out Shawan traditional culture, such as ancestral temple culture, clan culture, architectural culture, farming culture, folk literature & art, etc. It fully presents the charm and the deep historical & cultural heritage of Shawan ancient town. 

Shawan ancient town is mostly famous for the architectural sculpture art, Guangdong music, Piaose, Dragon and Lion dance, private cuisine. As for Guangdong music, there are over hundred songs especially A Dragon Boat Match Championship, The Rain Falling on the Bananas, The Hungry Horse Shaking the Bells and so on. , composed by The Hos (Ho Liutang, Ho Yu¡¯nian, Ho Shaoxia) being famous all over the world. Meanwhile, the Shawan Piaose (literally floating color, a traditional folk art activities in Shawan town) is impressive with its delicacy, ingeniousness and sharp colors, which is also a miracle among the traditional folk arts.    

The traditional private cuisines in Shawan are very attractive and delicious, like Chicken stuffed with bean sprouts, He Liu Tang fried shrimp, He Liu Tang fried beef, Shawan braised goose with mint leaves, Braised goose with salted black bean and pepper, Water chestnut rice porridge, Shawan steamed chicken with soy sauce, Milk feast. Shawan Ginger Milk has enjoyed a good reputation and kept prosperity for a lone time among Guangdong, Hongkong and Macao.   

The tourism organization in Shawan ancient town has launched attentive services on cuisines, lodging, entertainment for visitors. In the ancient cultural lanes, it can indulge  visitors listening to the Guangdong music, drinking tea and chatting, experiencing the delighted life like the ancestors, as well as tasting Shawan unique and delicious cuisine,  which fully provides visitors an intense impact of modern civilization and traditional culture.