Jiangxi Bailu Village must-visit attractions guide

The White Egret Village has gradually become a lesser-known village in Jiangxi in recent years. It is known for its beautiful mountains and clear waters, as well as numerous ancient buildings. So, what are the must-visit attractions here?

Lady Wang's Ancestral Hall

Wang Taifu Temple is a rare temple in China that is named after a woman's surname. According to the introduction hanging on the wall of the temple: Wang Taifu was generous and charitable, established a study hall where underprivileged children could come to read for free, provided meals at noon, and distributed two sets of clothes each year. In addition, she built a grain warehouse for charity and cooked porridge to help the poor. Before her death, she entrusted her son to continue storing at least one thousand stone of grain annually. Due to the respect and admiration of Wang Taifu's actions by later generations, the temple was built to commemorate her. This phenomenon is rare in a male-dominated feudal society.

Temple of Fortune God

The Fushen Temple is a gathering place for religious and revolutionary culture. It was originally built at the end of the Southern Song Dynasty and was reconstructed during the Qing Dynasty under the reign of Emperor Daoguang. It is an important site for religious worship and cultural activities in Bailu Village, and it is also the former site of the famous Bailu Conference in history.

Embroidery Tower

Embroidery Tower is located next to the Fushen Temple. It is a two-story pavilion with an empty courtyard in front and a pond underneath. Looking out from the Embroidery Tower, you can see the ancient opera stage of Bailu Ancient Village. It is also the place where ancient people used to throw embroidered balls to select their suitors. It's worth a visit.

Hall of Courtesy

Zhuang Chuang, the eldest son of Zhong Yuchang, lives in the Liqing Hall. His grandmother is the ninth-generation successor and there are now 11 generations. The two Hanbaiyu incense burners in the front courtyard and the ancestral altar in the backyard were stolen one night a few years ago. The only things left are the "golden bricks left outside the Forbidden City" and the Grand Councilor chair that people have been talking about online. I took the congratulatory book from the Qing imperial family's prince as I was afraid it would be stolen again.

Hong Yu Tang

Hong Yu Tang was built by a respected and renowned doctor who was praised by the emperor for saving lives. Its architectural structure is exceptionally unique, featuring a rare five-jump-style roof with a decorative arch known as "que cao" or "bird's nest" by the locals.