Beautiful West Qiang Cultural Street

2019-04-01

Xiqiang Cultural Street is a scenic spot rebuilt after the disaster in Wenchuan County. It is located in the west of Weizhou Town by the Minjiang River in Jiangwei City.

The starting point of Xiqiang Cultural Street is opposite Guozhuang Square. Once you cross the middle road, you can see that Xiqiang Cultural Street imitates the style of Qiang Village. Near the gate there is a semi-stereoscopic iron painting, which mainly shows the scene of rural life of the Qiang people. The stairs on the lower floor are all real stairs, and visitors can stand up. The middle and upper stairs are mapped with computer 3D technology. On the middle staircase, there is an old man waving a sheep whip to drive the sheep. On both sides, there are also painted double-storey buildings with strong Qiang color. For a while, people can't tell where the real gate is and where the painting is.

Walking into the West Qiang Cultural Street, the first thing I saw was a wooden double-storey building, decorated with a strong Qiang flavor. Even modern buildings such as singing halls, bars and cold drinks shops all have the ancient Qiang color. At this point, look at the floor, you will be surprised to find that the floor is wooden board, if you tread hard, the board will make a creaking sound.

Further on, you can see five or six girls dressed in Qiang costumes sitting together, making Qiang embroidery. You might ask, "What's wrong with these people? Why have they stayed motionless for so long? Don't worry. They are a group of sculptures. But from a distance, they look like real people. Their long Qiang embroidery was embroidered with a large pattern of sheep's head, with two curved corners. Four yellow horns blossom on all sides, four corners are arranged in clusters with green leaves, and four outside edges are also purple patterns. The main background is deep black, beautiful.

The wood and water in Xiqiang Cultural Street are the most interesting. The stools and chairs here are made of wood, and some of them are specially made of palms or footboards. They are simple and lovely, with strong Qiang national characteristics. Even the long pots planting flowers and plants on both sides of the pedestrian street are replaced by wooden pig troughs. Water is an essential element here, where the water is clear, you can see at a glance that the big and small stones under the water are covered with furry algae, there are bubbles on it. From time to time, I swim through several red, yellow, black and even white Koi carps, which add a lot of vitality to the water. The fountains on both sides also spewed out many small water columns, in which many aquatic plants were planted to purify the air.

There is a hexagonal or rectangular pavilion every few steps along the riverside of Xiqiang Cultural Street. There is a newspaper column in each pavilion. Inside, there are books donated by Wenchuan Library, which can be read at any time.

Walking in the West Qiang Cultural Street, when you finish eating or drinking something and throw the box into the trash can, you will be surprised to ask, "Is this a trash can?" Ha, this is indeed a trash can, but it looks like a backwater bucket on the back of the Qiang people. This backwater bucket was a necessity for the rural people twenty or thirty years ago. Now that there is tap water, there is no need for this backwater bucket. Smart builders have changed the bucket in the stockade into a garbage can. It's so creative.

This is the West Qiang Cultural Street, a street that integrates modern architecture and Qiang ethnic customs.