Home » Guilin Tours » Guilin Attractions » Fuli Ancient Town

Fuli Ancient Town

Fuli Ancient Town 

With a history of more than one thousand years, Fuli Ancient Town boasts magnificent scenery and a unique culture. This ancient town in Yangshuo County is surrounded by mountains on three sides and by the Li River on one side. Li River is divided into two branching streams in the upper reaches by a big shoal and is held up by a mountains in Fuli. The result is the formation of a silver shoal, a deep pool, and winding branches of the Li River.

Fuli Ancient Town has been an important wharf of Li River. In ancient wars, many people from southeast China, including Fujian and Guangdong, fled to Yangshuo , while many settled in Fuli. Almost half of the population in Fuli are immigrants. This is why Fuli Ancient Town is the only town in mainland China that has Goddess Matsu Culture. The original culture (Nuo Culture) of Fuli still remains. Nuo music and dance have great artistic value.

Also known as the “Land of Painted Fans,” Fuli is one of the biggest painting fan production base. Almost all the local residents in Fuli are good at painting. Many famous painters in China are from Fuli, one of them being Li Zhenou whose flower-bird paintings are exhibited on Tiananmen Square.

You will see a 100-meter painted-fan street after you reach shore. One old street sells painted fans that local people make. The painting of the fans are mostly based on the scenery of Guilin or Yangshuo.

Fuli is not only famous for its painted fans, but also the rich cultural symbols and the scenery there. The ancient gates, walls, creeks, the pavilions and temples, the old streets and architectures, the green fields on the banks are all reasons why Fuli is worth visiting.