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Xidi Ancient Village, She County
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Xidi Ancient Village earned a place on the World Heritage List not only thanks to its historic buildings, but also due to its ingenious examples of ancient engineering. Dating back to the 10th century, the village boasts over 100 well-preserved houses. The most notable structure from the Ming and Qing eras is an ancient sewage system that brought running water to all households. Another wonder of ancient engineering is the protective "fire wall," which is the main reason these old wooden houses still stand today. Walk past ancient halls and houses and under memorial archways, and learn about the Huizhou traditional culture. Put Xidi Ancient Village into our She County trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The village is about 800 years old according to my guide. One family has lived in this village (Hu family) for all those years and its occupants are mostly related. This is a beautiful village to stro...  more »
  • These is one of the top three villages, you should consider visiting in the area, being this and Hongcun the more touristic and Pingshan the less but not the less beautiful comparing these 3. The entr...  more »
  • Well preserved heritage site showcasing traditional Chinese culture. Worth spending half a day in Xidi village. Can buy Small Stone sculptures and paintings for memory. All praise to Govt. For preserv...  more »