Haicang Ancient Blocks including Liantang Villa


As an ever significant port and an important starting point of “Maritime Silk Road”, the plain buildings in the ancient Cangjiang Town still maintain their previous styles and features.

Built during the reign of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty, Liantang Villas covers a floor space of about 30,000 square meters and a building area of over 8,000 square meters. Dwellings, schools and ancestral temples in Liantang Villas are distributed like the shape of the character “Pin” establishing the largest ancient architectural complex of styles of southern Fujian in Xiamen. Featuring functions of dwelling, education and worship, Liantang Villas is the living fossil for studying dwelling culture and life in ancient China.

Liantang Villas possesses numerous splendid and exquisite artworks such as brick carving, wood carving, porcelain