The temples and residences of Song dynasty have been restructured. Ambling on cobblestone alleys, one can see various types of urban structures. It would be no exxageration to call the town a living museum. Song style has been followed to reconstruct the city. Even the residents are dressed in Song costumes. One can see various aspects of Song lifestyle in this Hongkong town.
Song Dynasty ruled China from 960 to 1279AD. Its reign is noted for the development of art, literature and philosophy. Several centers of trade, industry, and maritime commerce evolved during Song period. Paper money became popular and unified tax system was established. Song also refined many developments of the previous centuries.