Historical Sites and Scenic Sports of Counties and Districts in Datong

Zuoyun County

Release Time: 2017-01-10
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Zuoyun County is located on the Loess Plato. To its east is Datong City, to its west is Youyu County, to its south is Suozhou City, to its north is Hohhot City. Zuoyun has over 2,200 years history. Zuoyun town was added to the list of the second batch of historical and cultural town of Shanxi Province. Zouyun was a frontier region of historical strategic importance. Due to frequent wars on the northern frontier, Zuoyun also had frequent changes in administration and population. In the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC), the area covered by present day Zuoyun was the grazing land of the Baiyang Tribes of Beidi or Northern Di , (Literally Northern Barbarians, this was a term referring to various ethnic groups who lived in northern China during the Zhou Dynasty from the 11th century BC to 256 BC.). During the Warring States Period (475BC-221BC), it was the Wuzhou Pass of Zhao Kingdom (One of the seven major powers of the Warring States Period). The historical relics within Zuoyun are the Great Wall from the East Han Dynasty (24-220) and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Great Wall Fortress, such as Bao'an and Weilu, Lengyan Temple, Shilihe Ecological Park, Dongshan Forest Park.

Chinese Edited and English Translated by Datong Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office

                                                           English Revised By Adrian Frost (UK)

左云縣

左云縣地處塞北高原,東靠大同,西接右玉,南鄰朔州,北眺呼市。左云縣歷史悠久,已有2200年的歷史。左云縣城是山西省第二批歷史文化名城。左云是歷代屯兵的邊陲重鎮。由于我國北方在歷史上戰爭頻繁,本土歸屬政區、城邑及人口也頻繁更變。春秋時為北狄(北狄的稱謂始于周代,是古代華夏人對北方非華夏各個部族的統稱)白羊族牧地,戰國時是趙國的五州塞地。左云縣境內有東漢長城、明長城、保安堡、威魯堡等多處長城古城堡、楞嚴禪寺、十里河生態園、東山森林公園等。

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                                                                     Adrian Frost()英語審校


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