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. To visit Hongcun Ancient Village on your trip to Yi County, use our Yi County trip planner .
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  • September 30, 2017
    I was a bit disappointed in this village. It's certainly charming and interesting, but it's mainly packed with restaurants and souvenir shops, making it far less authentic than I'd hoped. Getting ther...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    the village is very well preserved and nice to visit. there were crowds of people painting lake and taking selfies. magic sunset.  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    We visit Hongcun. After visiting xidi. Admission is pay 104 yuan (50% discount for less than 60 years) .the village again and interspersed Creek and Lake. It is well restored better than xidi and larger also schools of fine arts come mass to paint which gives an air of youth to our visit. Several temples are worth a visit, the city is invaded by groups of Chinese restaurants and tourist shops are floods which does not have a beautiful sightseeing to the d even.
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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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