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)

左云县

左云县地处塞北高原,东靠大同,西接右玉,南邻朔州,北眺呼市。左云县历史悠久,已有2200年的历史。左云县城是山西省第二批历史文化名城。左云是历代屯兵的边陲重镇。由于我国北方在历史上战争频繁,本土归属政区、城邑及人口也频繁更变。春秋时为北狄(北狄的称谓始于周代,是古代华夏人对北方非华夏各个部族的统称)白羊族牧地,战国时是赵国的五州塞地。左云县境内有东汉长城、明长城、保安堡、威鲁堡等多处长城古城堡、楞严禅寺、十里河生态园、东山森林公园等。

大同市政府外事侨务办公室编译

                                                                     Adrian Frost()英语审校


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