Jinjiang wooden village revisits nature, tradition

Updated: March 7, 2022


Jinjiang village, which nestles at the foot of the Changbai Mountains in Northeast China's Jilin province, is a special place, which boasts an array of wooden houses that span a period of 300 years. The village has been listed as a key provincial cultural relic protection item and the construction techniques of the Manchu timber houses situated in the Changbai Mountains have been included among the ranks of Jilin's intangible cultural heritage. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]


Red lanterns are hung up on the roof of a wooden structure in Jinjiang village. The Changbai Mountains are rich in timber reserves. Residents use local materials, cutting down trees to build their homes – most of them using larch trees, which are particularly good at resisting the tough conditions and corrosion in the mountains. The logs are positioned vertically and horizontally to build the walls, and loess is applied to fill in the gaps. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]


A grocery store is open for business at a villager's wooden house. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]


A wide view of the Jinjiang wooden house village, which has the largest number of complete ancient Manchu log house buildings. It is known as "the last wooden house village in the Changbai Mountains". [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]

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