Film shot in Yunshuiyao Ancient Town

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BEIJING, November 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Located at Nankeen county, Zhangzhou, eastern China Fujian province, Yunshuiyao (original name Changjiao) The old town has a long history and is one of the scenic spots of the World Heritage Site, Fujian Tulou. There is a magnificent banyan tree cluster in the city consisting of 13 banyan trees, some of which are thousands of years old, including the largest banyan tree in the province.

The ancient town of Yunshuiyao is famous for its unique tulou clusters at the foot of the mountain. Fifty-three of these earthen buildings, which were first constructed in the middle of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), are still standing today and come in different shapes and styles. The city is also home to stilt buildings, bamboo buildings, and mansion-style earthen buildings. Besides being a world cultural heritage, the city is home to the Hegui Building, which is built on a swamp and is called “the strangest structure in the world”, and the Huaiyuan Building, which is a double-ring construction in earth.

In the movie
The knot《云水谣》(2006)
Director YinLi
Featuring Chen KunLi Bingbing, Vivian Hsu

The story begins in taipei in the 1940s. Chen Qiushui (played by Chen Kun), a poor medical student at National Taiwan University, works as an English tutor in his spare time, teaching a boy from a wealthy family. He meets the boy’s older sister, Wang Biyun (played by Vivian Hsu) during her tutoring, and they fall in love. But Biyun’s mother, upon finding out about their relationship, takes a dim view of their future and rejects Qiushui. with an excuse. Qiushui returns to his hometown in the countryside and finds a niche in a local attic. Biyun takes advantage of an outdoor painting camp to descend to the village to find him. The couple in love find themselves in the village under a hundred-year-old banyan tree in the ancient city of Yunshuiyao. They have a happy time there before Qiushui is forced to leave. Taiwan. Biyun has been waiting for her all her life but they never get together.

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