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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. To visit Hongcun Ancient Village on your trip to Yi County, use our Yi County trip planner.
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  • The Hui-style architecture of the ancient buildings is 800 to 1,000 years old, and from the southern Song Dynasty. 
    The Hui-style architecture of the ancient buildings is 800 to 1,000 years old, and from the southern Song Dynasty.  more »
  • This place certainly used to be a beautiful village, but I have just been to a knock off Disneyland. Every single house is now a coffee shop, generic souvenir stand, fast food or ’网红咖啡店‘. The... 
    This place certainly used to be a beautiful village, but I have just been to a knock off Disneyland. Every single house is now a coffee shop, generic souvenir stand, fast food or ’网红咖啡店‘. The...  more »

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