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Hongcun Ancient Village, Yi County

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Step back in time and visit the World Heritage Site of Hongcun Ancient Village, a charming village that dates back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Situated in the foothills of the Yellow Mountain, the tiny settlement is renowned for its well-preserved Anhui architecture and the marvelous arrangement of its houses, bridges, and canals, said to resemble the shape of an ox when viewed from above. Stroll the narrow roads, hang out by the lake, and enjoy the laid-back, peaceful atmosphere, reminiscent of the old China in the distant past. Plan your Hongcun Ancient Village visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yi County using our Yi County vacation route planner.
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  • ...ringed by lakes and rivers. This is a must-see if in Huangshan as it is simply lovely to get lost wandering round, checking out the odd ancestral hall or two here and there.  more »
  • We travelled from hang zhou by bus to huang Shan about 2 hrs nice road nice bus We stayed at crown plaza hangzhou Yucheng very value for money (we are 2 adults and 2 kids 14,12 yrs) connecting deluxe ...  more »
  • Hongcun is beautiful. We stayed in Zhang Mansion Hotel which was just perfect to avoid the afternoon's crowds. Staying overnight allows you quiet time in the village. Best photos early morning and sun...  more »

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Where to stay in Yi County

International visitors to Yi County tend to stay in the water villages of Hongcun and Xidi. Just northeast of the county lies one of the main natural attractions in the country, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain). A wealth of guesthouses, hotels, and resorts sit at the foot of the mountain and allow for explorations of the water villages, accessible on a number of organized excursions.
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