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Address: Chongwu Town, Hui'an County 362131, China
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Breezy and Quiet

It was a nice family outing to see the place where the Chinese built a wall to defend against the Japanese. Nice and quaint.

Reviewed 21 December 2015
Phua S
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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164 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Actually I'd like to rate this place 3.5 Chongwu "ancient town" is designed to lure the Chinese tourist. It's all based on the "ancient" wall which, though not the Great Wall, is rather impressive in it's length of 2.5km and height of 7m. It was built in the 1300s so parts have been rebuilt of course, mostly rough cut sandstone... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nice and peaceful surroundings. Beautiful stone sculptures littered the park but certain walkway were badly eroded and damaged. Not a "must see" place if you ask me because I find it rather boring. The stone sculptures are there to showcase the craftsmanship of this town which is well known for making sculptures. Although called the "ancient town", I don't see... More 

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Thank Sea_Cities_Mountain
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

It was a nice family outing to see the place where the Chinese built a wall to defend against the Japanese. Nice and quaint.

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Thank Phua S
Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

If you have some extra time to disperse then stop. Probably not missing much if you don't get by there. A little history lesson is it

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Thank Chrisr0ss
London
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

The old town park that you pay to enter is quite scenic but it's just a very badly renovated wal, i.e. it looks to be completely rebuilt. You can't enter the old town from the park, instead you follow the outside of the wall along a pleasant but unexceptional beach. There's alook a small sculpture park of pretty poorly finished... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Chongwu Ancient Town Scenic Area is located in hui'an County in Quanzhou. It is about an hour drive from Quanzhou City and about 2 hours drive from Xiamen. This scenic area has a long stretch of charming sandy beach . Besides the Old Ancient City Wall, the is a big park of stone carvings of more than 500 pieces. (... More 

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1 Thank MIKELOW
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had to walk for a couple of hours, therefore please prepare your walking shoes. Also, please apply sun block and armed yourself with an umbrella. The sun might just burnt your skin.

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Brisbane
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78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

My extended family and I were based in Chongwu town to visit our ancestral village which was an hour's drive. Thus we visited the AncientTown because it was handy not really expecting much. There's an old semi restored wall, a story to go with it, and not a lot of old houses. If you are in the area I would... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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815 reviews
400 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 459 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Reading the other reviews was interesting. All the focus seems to be on the rebuilt wall and the stone park outside. What one needs to do is to walk to the heart of the old town and get lost through the maze of old houses, away from the wall. A lot of old buildings still standing. It was also interesting... More 

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1 Thank JPDeM
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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546 reviews
307 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 988 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

The walls have been entirely rebuilt rather than simply restored, so the original carvings and historical significance has been lost somewhat. Chongwu is now also very touristy, full of peddlers selling little stone carvings and the like. Save your time and money, and give chongwu a miss.

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