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Hongcun Ancient Village, Yi County

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Historic Site
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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  • Hongcun is on the way to Huangshan. Must visit. Water bodies. Village squares. Friendly people. Great food. Old trees. Charming atmosphere. Lots of budding artists on the lake side trying their hand a...  more »
  • Even on a drizzly weekday, Hongcun is crowded and wildly popular. As we were in a small tour group, our local guide took care of all the ticketing and entrance procedures (foreign passports are requir...  more »
  • We almost didn't get into this village. We showed our passports and a concession card as there was a concession price (and we have used it before in China) alongside our passports. We were told that t...  more »