Xutun Village, Dongmatun Village shortlisted as traditional Chinese village
2022-11-20 17:58

Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued the "Publicity on the List of Villages to be Included in the Sixth Batch of Chinese Traditional Villages", and Dongmatun Village and Xutun Village in Xutun Town, Wafangdian City were successfully shortlisted.


Dongmatun Village, known as "Donglaoguyu" and "Donghuyu" in ancient times, has been inhabited by human beings since Han Dynasty. Dongmatun Village has more than 60 ancient houses in the late Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China. Up to now, the well-preserved ancient buildings include Stone House, 100-year-old courtyard house, village office, etc. It is the most representative traditional village with large scale, long history, profound cultural heritage and well-preserved in southern Liaoning. Historical sites and traditional buildings can be seen everywhere, and the whole village can comprehensively reflect the politics, economy, culture, traditional style, local characteristics and folk customs in the late Qing Dynasty, the Republic of China and the early days of the founding of New China to the 1960s and 1970s.


There are also many historical sites in Xutun Village. Five kilometers northwest of Xutun Village, there is the largest stone shed in Asia, which is called "Xujiatun Stone Shed" in history (now under the jurisdiction of Gaizhou City). In 1963, Liaoning Provincial Government announced the stone shed as a provincial cultural relics protection unit. In 1996, the State Council announced the stone shed as a national cultural relic protection unit. At the same time, around Xutun Village, there are still the ruins of Xue Lizheng East in Guanmashan Tang Dynasty, buildings in Japan and Russia, stone carvings in the Republic of China, monk inscriptions in Jingyu, Chen Family Courtyard at the bottom of flagpole, commercial streets in the Republic of China and so on.


After being selected as a traditional Chinese village, Xutun Town Government will continue to strengthen the protection of traditional village buildings, organize the identification and listing of historical buildings, and formulate and implement the protection and repair plan of historical buildings. According to the original design concept of traditional villages, the natural vegetation and mountain greening in traditional villages should be well protected, and engineering construction activities that destroy the landscape pattern, such as mountain cutting, quarrying and logging, should be prohibited according to law. Dig deep into the advantages of traditional village resource endowment and fully implement the rural revitalization strategy.