Ancient China: Towns

Genre: Travel/Format: 5.5*6.5/Pages: 305/Photos: 420
143 China ancient towns!:
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Ancient towns in China were founded primarily for trade purposes, whereas ancient cities placed more emphasis on political and military functions. The development of the ancient towns in this book was driven by many different forces, including government (Cicheng Town, Wangye Town), temples (Shangqing Town, Sajia Town), rich and powerful families (Anren Town, Longmen Town), military (Huiyuan Town, Shaohua Town), and revolutionary (Huangqiao Town, Gutian Town.)

– The top 10 ancient towns in China
–  Waterside Towns
– Landscape Towns
– Mountain Towns
– Fortress Towns
– Border Towns
– Cultures of ancient Chinese towns
– Types of ancient town  buildings
– Recommended itineraries
The architecture of ancient Chinese towns can be divided into two categories: private buildings (like courtyard residences and private gardens) and public buildings (like ancestral temples, colleges, opera towers, guild halls and bridges.)