Brief of Longmen Ancient Town
The name, Longmen (龙门), literally means “dragon gate” in Chinese. Longmen Ancient Town is a landmark tourist spot along the Fuchun River-Qiandao Lake National Scenic Area (富春江—新安江—千岛湖国家级风景名胜区). It’s situated on the southern bank of Fuchun River in Fuyang (富阳市), about 50 kilometers away from downtown Hangzhou.
Longmen Ancient Town is well-known as the hometown of the famous warlord Sun Quan (孙权). He was the emperor of the Three Kingdoms state of Wu (184–280) and a main character in Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三国演义) – one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. And in the town, about 90 per cent of the inhabitants are surnamed Sun (孙) who are said to be the descendants of Sun Quan.
The town still retains Ming-or Qing-style building complexes, among which are ancestral halls, homes, pagodas and memorial arches – most of which have a history of over three hundred years. The best known ones include Hundred Flower Hall (百花厅) and Hundred Lion Hall (百狮厅).
Behind the ancient Town is a mountain called Longmen Mountain. With an altitude of 1,067 meters, it’s the highest of Fuyan’s mountains. The local theatrical performance, Bamboo Horse Dance (竹马舞), is unique for its portrayal of Sun Quan.