Wu Yangzhen is located southwest of Wuchan city, which
the population is 76,000. Wu Yang is situated on the south bank
of Jian river, near the South China Sea. This area is covered with
small rivers that make the land smooth. Wuyang is one Yuexi village,
plentiful of natural resources, sand snails, fat crabs, jellyfishs,
prawns and rich sea fishs. From the Sui Dynasty to 1940, during more
than 1,000 years, the city has been an important place for the Wuchan
county, the cultural relics and historical sites are many. There is the
JiPu pavilion(Nan Song Dynasty), the study palace (Yuan Dynasty), the
Shuangfeng moss (Ming Dynasty), the Baizei gate, the reading building,
the Zhong Shan Memorial Hall (during Kuoimintang) and so on, with the
city level tourist resort on the beach.
Wuyang city have had 8 metropolitan graduates (Jinshi) in all previous Dynasties, more than 50 provincial graduate (Juren), and too many scholar (Xiucai) to be counted. During the third year in Daoguang (Qing Dynasty), there have been a Number one scholar (Zhuangyuan), who was called Lin Zhaotang. Later he had been appointed to compile in Hanlin academy, then he became the chief examiner for Shanxi and Gansu province. Because he was rigid in his approach and disaffected, he didnt satistfy powerful officials, then he didnt stay for a long time and moved to Zhaoqing academy to work as lecturer. Before he has been 60 years old, he came back to home, and then lived in hometown until 87 years, end of his talent.
Although it hasnt been an earth shaking to Wuyang town, after the Number one scholar Lin Zhaotang has been living here, WuYang has became a famous town of scholars. The city has built the memorial temple, the Lin Zhaotang working place, the memorial archway, in the Xiajia village. The memorial temple of Lin Zhaotang have collected portraits, calligraphies, poetries, imperial edicts, tablets, cultural relics and so on, this place is worth to visit for tourists. Now, many cultural relics and historical sites has been repaired by the government and the masss support. The new generations, proud of Number one scholar, usually invite writers to make poems and enjoy the flowers. This place is full with literary talents.