Xidi-Hongcun Ancient Village, Huangshan

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Xidi-Hongcun Ancient Village, Huangshan

(西递宏村古村落 xī dì hóng cūn gǔ cūn luò)

Hongcun Ancient Village, Anhui province, is called “the fairyland in a Chinese painting”. [Photo/]

About 11 kilometers from Yixian county in Anhui province, Hongcun Ancient Village was once praised as “the fairyland in a Chinese painting”.

With a history of more than 800 years, the village was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.

Hongcun Ancient Village has 138 original Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) style residences with white walls and black tiles. 

Apart from ancient residences, Hongcun Ancient Village’s other highlight is water scenery. Moon Pond, South Lake and the winding streams add color to the village.

Construction of the village began during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Listed as a World Heritage Site, the village encompasses many historic and cultural sites.

Moon Pond is a crescent-shaped pond at Hongcun village. [Photo/]
The ancient lanes are paved with cobblestones or black stones at Xidi village, Anhui province. [Photo/]

Scenic spot level: AAAAA

Ideal sightseeing season: spring and autumn

Opening hours: all day

Ticket price: 104 yuan ($15)

Address: Hongcun town, Yixian county, Huangshan city, Anhui province

Website: (Chinese) (Chinese)

The rivers and streams flow alongside the sidewalks with no railings, please watch out.

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