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Tong'an is Xiamen's remotest area, about half an hour north of Jmi, but it is well worth a tour because for most of the past 1000 years, Tngn, not Xiamen, was the areas economic, political and cultural center, as well as one of the most wildly beautiful scenic regions in Fjin. with delightful attractions like Butterfly Valley, and the new Best Western Trithorn Hotsprings Resort.

Tong'an Tingxi Reservoir Tngn was established in the Jin Dynasty in the 3rd year of Emperor Taikangs reign (the barbarian-befuddling way of saying 282 A.D.). It started out as part of Nnn (ϰ,Koxingas home), became Datong Square in 809 AD, and was renamed Tngn in 933.  Tongan was home to the amazing inventor Su Song (below), and also where the philosopher Zhuxi, whose neoConfucianism transformed Asia, held his first official post. Downtown Old Tong'an at night

Tngn eventually became part of Qunzhu, and Xiamen Town was established as part of Tngn in 1387 A.D.

In 1953, Tngns Jmi became part of Ximn, and the rest of Tngn came under Ximn in August 1958. Tngn was returned to Jinjiang's (, part of Quanzhou) jurisdiction in Feb. 1970, and in June 1973 was put back under Ximn again, where it still remainsas of last week, anyway.

Tong'an fields are giving way to real estate developments and hot springs resortsSo why the tug of war between Jnjing and Ximn? Tngns 1,079km2 not only has a rich cultural and historic heritage but also 500,000 acres of farmland (rare in mountainous Fjin), 400,000 acres of mudflats (though our van has had too many flats in mud), 86km. of coastline, and 1.12 million acres of mountains. Fjin is almost all mountains anyway, but not like those of Tngn, with countless waterfalls, ancient temples atop precipitous peaks, our unique Valley of Butterflies, etc.Beautiful countryside near Tong'an

Tngn is beautiful above ground, and a treasure below ground, with ancient relics like the Tngx Kiln (Tngx Yozh͡ϪҤַ) that produced the prized pear-lescent porcelain prized all over ancient Asia, especially in Japan.


Tong'an Butterfly Valley pool--perfect place to cool offSo where to start? Well begin with Tngns favorite son, S Sng (), and then visit the ancient Confucian Temple (Kngmio), the Brahma Temple (Fntin S, ), the 12 Dragon Waterfalls (Sh r Lng Tnbob, ʮ̶ٲ) of the North Mountain Scenic Region (Bichnshn Yuln Q, ɽ), and after marveling at the surre-alistic beauty of the Valley of Butterflies, (Hdig), well feast on the inimitable native cuisine of the Tngn Guesthouse (Tngn Bn-Gun, ͬ). The homely dcor is misleading, because they serve some of Mnnn finest dishes.

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