Back to My Hometown – Part 6
@Jiadi Alley and Folk Custom Museum

In Chinese Jiadi means somebody achieves the No.1 at the Imperial Civil Examination in the old days. So this Alley is name after the Number One Scholar Lin Daqin, cause he was the only person who got the title of  Number One Scholar at Chaozhou and built ancestral hall here at this alley.  Chaozhou has many small alley with unique names. Jiadi Alley is just one of them and the target we aimed today.

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Jiadi Alley is connected with the old main street that we went yesterday, so the entrance of the Alley was under construction too.

Just likes the other alleys in the old urban, Jiadi Alley is not very wide and just a few hundreds meters long. Along this alley, there are many old buildings that built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

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The very old paints on the walls:

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When we walk to the middle of this alley, a quite large building appeared.

There is a embossment of Kylin on the wall against the main gate. Showing this is not just a normal folk house.

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This large building is used as the Folk Custom Museum nowadays.

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First we can see the very bright color of the main hall’s doors.

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Chaozhou Woodcarving is very famous for its fantasy precision and its beautiful painting.

This big house was the best symbol of Chaozhou culture and folk art. You can smell the art and culture from every corner of it.

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The traditional needlework purl stitchwork show:

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The “painting” of Guangji Bridge:

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The giant chaozhou opera costume :

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OK… there are too many artworks I want to show you. That’s just a little part of them. We have to be concerned of the battery of our camera….

At last, we climbed the high stairs to look down the old urban~

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Just make me feel like we are back into the ancient time. And forget the crowd and noise of this world.


Apr 20th, 2009 | Posted in Tour
  1. iris
    May 6th, 2009 at 18:24 | #1

    deeply impressed…
    that’s exactly what i’m crazy about~
    how fantastic~
    i’ve put there in my “must visit” list…
    thanks for sharing~

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