Hongcun Village: Being famous as Anhui style buildings, Hongcun Village is known as one of the best villages in China. Located in the southeast of Huangshan City, Hongcun Village has been a World Heritage Site of UNESCO since 2000.
Travelers can enjoy a quiet countryside journey far away from busy city life and see picturesque ancient village scenery. As a representative of Hui Residential Buildings, Hongcun is located at northwest corner of Yixian County.
Well-preserved ancient Anhui style buildings are unique local houses which are very different from Suzhou gardens and Beijing royal gardens. It makes Hongcun Village attract numerous photographers to head to the village.
Hongcun Village was named Hongcun Village with a meaning of being developed. It is 11 kilometers away from Yixian County. Firstly built in the Southern Song Dynasty, the village has an about 900 years' history. The early name was changed into Hongcun-a different Chinese character in the Qing Dynasty. It was a habitation of people who had the same family name-Wang.
There are about 140 well-preserved ancient houses in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Chengzhitang was called the folk palace because it is the best ancient residence among ancient buildings in the south of Anhui Province.
So travelers should not miss the ancient house. Together with the lake, the houses and hills are extremely beautiful. Wandering among the ancient village, travelers can forget troubles and unhappiness quickly and enjoy a quiet and peaceful countryside life.
The man-made water system in Hongcun Village is a unique talented project. In order to keep away from fire and water plants, ancient people in the village created a water buffalo shaped artificial water system during the Southern Song Dynasty.
The water project makes Hongcun Village more outstanding than other villages. Nowadays, the village has been one of the world's historical and cultural heritages because of the water system.
Hongcun Village is easy to reach when travelers want to visit the Yellow Mountain. It is a great village which should not to miss on the way to the Yellow Mountain. Travelers can also visit Xidi Village which is similar village compared with Hongcun Village.
The best time to visit an extremely beautiful Hongcun Village are March, April and the beginning of November. Large scales of cole flowers are open during March and April.