Location: Jinting Town, Wuzhong District, Suzhou
Founding Time: The Ming Dynasty
Yaluli village is located in the west of Xishan Island, covering a total area of 8.2 square kilometers. In June 2005, the Municipal People’s Government of Suzhou announced it one of the first group of protected ancient villages of Suzhou. Holding beautiful and splendid scenery, Luli is the oldest immigrant village in Xishan Island. As for the comments of this place, an ancient Chinese poem writes like this “The best scene of seventy-two peaks lies in where? It does be the West Hill of Dongting Lake in the sunset I swear.” It is famous for the recluse Luli who is one of the “Four Renowned Recluses” in early Han Dynasty. Now the time honored village has the county-level protected public scenic spot “Temple of Emperor Yu” and several historical cultural relics, saying Zhengjinggang Brook, Yongning Bridge, Guxing Bridge, and the memorial archway for ancient provincial censor.
Yaluli village is a typical village establishing and expanding nearby the river. In general, it owns quite unique space configuration, uniting lake, hill, river and village in harmonious oneness. And it is also a distinctive traditional village by the side of Taihu Lake.