Shiguoyuan Natural Village is located in Datong Town, Jiande City, Hangzhou. The economic sources of the village are mainly bamboo, tea-oil and tea.
The village's buildings are typical of Huizhou architecture, mostly built during the late Qing and the Republic of China. The door is a stone door. The wall is a corbel-steps. In the house is a patio. The columns are all exquisitely carved. The villagers said that their ancestors were very diligent peasants who tried their best to save money and finally built these houses.
Most of the villagers in Shiguoyuan Village are surnamed Xu and later a small number of guest surnames moved in. It is said that the ancestors of Xu’s moved from Quzhou in the middle of the Qing dynasty and settled here. After more than three hundred years of development, Xu has developed into a relatively independent group in the village. They have their own genealogy and ancestral halls, inheriting the family tradition of cultivating, and living in this heaven-like place.
The mountainous cliff is in the back of Shiguoyuan Village, which is hanging pine trees upside down and has clear water, and this cliff is named Baofeng Rock.
The origin of Shiguoyuan's name has always been two kinds of claims. One argument is: Because the Baofeng rock wall is a very steep, shaped like a city wall, hence the name Shi Guo(a wall made of stone); another argument is: the ditch in the river source is full of large or small stones, hence gets the name of Shigu(valley of stone), and later it developed into Shi Guo. Regardless of the different statements, Shiguoyuan is always associated with stones. (Promotion)
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