Ancient towns have been great destinations for city fellows to enjoy a quiet and peaceful trip. You can not only enjoy splendid natural views, but also experience original local culture. Here we choose eight time-honored towns in East China’s Anhui province to help you plan your spring journey.
- Huangtun Ancient Town
Located in Lujiang county, Huangtun is known as a historic site where a local peasant named Huang Rang assembled an army to revolt against the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) emperor. Its signature feature is the ancient Huizhou-style architecture.
A few vendors have leisurely chats and the street is a bit unfrequented as if time flew back to the 1980s and 1990s.
Address: Huangtun Town, Lujiang County, Anhui Province
2. Datong Ancient Town
Situated in Tongling city, Datong has evolved from a busy port in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and “Small Shanghai” in the Republic of China (1912-1949) to a modern watertown.
An old business street, a Catholic Church and a watertown port co-exist in Datong.
Address: Datong Town, Tongling City, Anhui Province
3. Xihe Ancient Town
Xihe in the south of Wuhu county dates back to more than 600 years ago.
You may feel everything in the town is primitive and original.
Address: Xihe Town, Wuhu County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province
4. Changxi Ancient Town
With beautiful scenery and rich culture, Changxi is dubbed as the top village in the south of Shexian county.
Address: Changxi Village, Changxi Town, Shexian County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province
Admission: 45 yuan per person
5. Bishan Village
Bishan is said to be the most artistic place in Huizhou, for it is home to a bar and a bookstore that attract artsy people from around the world.
Pig's Inn, the well-known bar in Bishan
Address: Bishan Town, Yixian County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province
At about 1,000 km, Mulihong is the highest village in Huizhou.
Address: Mulihong Village, Xikou Town, Xiuning County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province
7.Guanlu Ancient Village
Guanlu is an ancient village in Yixian county, dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). It is renowned for Huizhou-style architecture. The most famous buildings were erected by the “Eight Prominent Families”.
Address: Guanlu Village, Yixian County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province
Admission: 35 yuan per person
8.Wan'an Ancient Town
Wan'an, an old Huizhou-style town, is located near Xiuning county.
Antique shops are lined along the stone street in Wan'an.
Address: Wan'an Town, Xiuning County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province