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Hongcun Village

 Huangshan Attractions

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Introduction to Hongcun Village (宏村)

In the mountainous region of southern Anhui Province, there are many ancient villages which are deigned in the typical Anhui architectural style. Located in the southwestern foot of Mount Huangshan, Hongcun is about 11 kilometers off the southwest of Yixian County. It's a good chioce to visit Hongcun during your Huangshan Tour.

Hongcun Village is regarded as the most beautiful village among them all and is an ancient village with hundreds of years of history. It was established in 1131, during the Southern Song Dynasty. Today, the village covers an area of 28 hectares, but it was approximately 19.11 hectares in ancient times. It was the main village on the only road between Yixian and the capital, catering for businessmen on the route. Many of the houses in the village have kept their original appearance. Everyday hundreds of visitors are attracted to the village by its beautiful views and more than 140 well-preserved ancient houses, among which several magnificent clan halls and the celebrities’ former residences are most attracting. 

Inside these ancient houses you can appreciate the splendid wood carvings on the beams and columns. After your visit, you will conclude the major difference of Hongcun Village from other village. It was inscribed into the list of World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.

Hongcun looks like a sleeping cow located among the hill which is surrounded by the green mountain and a large rambling rice fields.The allocation of the whole village looks like the shape of cow. The head of the cow is the erect Leigang Mountain.The horn of the cow is the old green and shadowy trees spread the whole mountain.The body of the cow is the long lines of buildings in the village.The glittering lake is the belly of the cow, crooked manmade canals which run through houses are the intestine of the cow, and four wood bridges near the village are the legs of the cow. 

here are 158 domestic houses in existence, which were built in the Ming or Qing Dynasty. 137 houses of them are in a good state of preservation. The structure is elegant and blends closely with nature. It creates a scientific living environment, which is also full of affection. It's one outstanding representative of China's traditional domestic houses.

   
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Location

In the southwestern foot of Mount Huangshan, Yixian County, Huangshan City, the South of Anhui Province, China

   
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Main Sights

Hongcun Village, Huangshan Mountain

   
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Travel Information

Admission for Hongcun Village: 104 Yuan

Opening Hours: Whole day

Nearest Airport: Huangshan Tunxi International Airport

   
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Transportation 

1. You can take bus No.6 and 12 and then directly get off at the village.

2. The better way is to take a taxi to transfer between Hongcun and Xidi these two villages. It costs about 20 to 30 yuan. You can share the taxi with other travelers and each pay about 5 yuan only for the fare. 

   
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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about half of a day.

2. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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