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Jingui Village

2018-07-17

Jingui Village is a 300-year-old village that stands on Tianxin Hill in southeastern Pingshan District. It's known for its beautiful scenery, Hakka architecture, forts and oranges.

The village has a well-preserved Hakka residence. The doorway of this Hakkas residence is engraved with mottled patterns of flowers and birds, a symbol of prosperity. The residence was built by a man surnamed Feng, who is said to be a supporter of Sun Yat-sen and made the first party flag of the Kuomintang.

In the village there is a moss-covered cobble lane, which is said to have been built by a rich family surnamed Pan more than 300 years ago.

During late 19th century and early 20th century, warlords frequently fought for the village which was considered a strategic location. Villagers built more than 10 forts and six of them remained in the village.

Jingui Village produces oranges. "Jingui oranges" are known for being red, juicy, fresh and sweet. The oranges were popular throughout Southeast Asia but production declined in the past three decades.