Zhongshan has abundant tangible cultural heritages, historical and cultural districts, and historic architectures. There are 75 key cultural relic protection units in Zhongshan, including one national key cultural relic protection unit, 15 provincial key cultural relic protection units, and 59 municipal key cultural relic protection units. There are 480 modern outstanding historical architectures, 22 architectural complexes, 17 former residences of celebrities in all ages, over 100 special carved towers (next only to Kaiping), and over 200 special civilian residences. There are 2 well-known provincial historical and cultural towns¡ªNanlang Town and Huangpu Town; national historical and cultural village (the 3rd batch)¡ªCuiheng Village; 4 provincial historical and cultural districts, namely, West Sunwen Road Historical and Cultural District, Xishan Temple Historical and Cultural District, Congshan Hall Historical and Cultural District, Shachong Historical and Cultural District.
The intangible cultural heritages in Zhongshan are varied and colorful, full of local cultural characteristics. Of the 17 projects on the list of various levels of intangible cultural heritages, 5 are on the national list, namely, Zhongshan salty water songs, Xiu Lam chrysanthemum gathering, Shaxi herb tea, drunk dragon dance, Nanlong Yakou piaose; 9 are on the provincial list, namely, stork dance, baikoulian folk songs, Huangpu piaose, Huangpu kylin dance, Shaxi April 8th custom, Guzhen Liufang dragon dance, Sanjiao kylin dance, traditional making craft of Choi Heong Yuen almond cake, traditional making craft of Huangpu cured meat; 3 are on the municipal list, namely, Dongxiang folk songs, stork songs, and Xiu Lam chrysanthemum traditional dieting custom. Zhongshan traditional folk activities are colorful and abundant. 3 towns have been rated as the national ¡°country of folk arts¡± and 6 towns are rated as the national ¡°country of folk arts¡±.Go Back