Hongcun Ancient Village

Hongcun Ancient Village, Yi County: Hours, Address, Hongcun Ancient Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Hongcun Ancient Village
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,919 contributions
Famous Chinese ancient village
Nov 2020
The Hui-style architecture of the ancient buildings is 800 to 1,000 years old, and from the southern Song Dynasty.
Written 19 November 2020
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Edward G
Wuyuan County, China53 contributions
Destroyed by commerce
Sep 2020 • Family
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 soundtrack inside the village is naff techno pumping out of innumerable bars, power tools in construction areas, hawkers selling products. From the minute you arrive outside the gate there are scalpers offering knock-off tickets, hustling you to stay in their hotel or to be your guide. Admission was 104RMB. Hoards of teenage art students, my best guest - maybe 1000 - roam the village, adding their trash, noise, music played on phones and clogging up the alleys.

Reminds me exactly of LiJiang - a tremendous shame seeing a beautiful old place destroyed willingly. There’s no pretence of sustainable development, or caring for the soul of the place.

I regret I never had the chance to come 20 years ago before the local authorities got their hands on it. AVOID.
Written 15 September 2020
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Laura G
Shanghai, China40 contributions
Hongcun
Jun 2020 • Family
We had an amazing time in Huangshan and Hongcun. Jenny Tours did a great job organizing the details of the trip. Our tour guide, April was the best. Our only negative is that we had hoped to stay overnight in Huangshan, but new Covid-19 restrictions did not allow us to, and we only found this out that day. The Train was an easy 2 1/2 hours from Shanghai. We will definitely be back to visit again!
Written 1 July 2020
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Monika K.
Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland83 contributions
Charming village
Apr 2019
By visiting this ancient village you can enjoy its picturesque scenery, learn about local rural life, folk culture and admire the unique architecture. The village has many stalls and places where you can buy something to eat and drink. Along the lake sat a lot of artists recording the charms of the village on paper.
The downside was the huge number of tourists, whose passing was quite bothersome on the narrow streets.
Written 24 March 2020
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David C
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
Hongcun Ancient Village
Mar 2019
Very quaint and unspoiled environment even though it is seeing many tourists. It is my 2nd visit in 5 yes, and I am still impressed by the village and its neighbouring tourist sites. Still very picturesque and a great place for photography or painting.
Written 12 February 2020
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Joni H
Singapore, Singapore1,763 contributions
Interesting village with much to offer
Oct 2019 • Friends
Though very touristy, I still like the subdue tranquil feeling I had when watching the young people sitting round the waters with their drawing boards..a pretty sight..there are quite a number of shops selling local souvenirs and delicacies but we didn’t have much time to enjoy them. Great if you have several hours to spend in this old town to enjoy it..
Written 23 December 2019
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mypocketsareempty
Singapore, Singapore130 contributions
Lovely town
Dec 2019
A lovely little old town with well preserved Hui style architecture and about 700 years of history. There are guided tours (in Chinese) that run every 10 minutes from the South entrance of the town. Possible to do as a day trip, or combined with some of the other attractions around the region.
Written 11 December 2019
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Tantiko
Singapore, Singapore988 contributions
Picturesque old water village
Nov 2019
Visitors to the famous Huangshan mountains may choose to take a side trip to a few ancient villages close by and the picturesque Hongcun is probably the most well known, having been featured in the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The most photographed spots are around the big pond at the entrance and the little one within the village. There is a historic big old tree walking left of the entrance and some ancestral halls near the little pond which are open and free to enter. Wandering around the narrow paths around the village is quite enjoyable since people still live there. Later in the afternoon seems a good time as the crowds thin.
Written 9 December 2019
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JMy76
Shanghai, China72 contributions
very authentic old town with a marvellous lake around
Dec 2019
When you are in the Yellow Mountain area, don't miss to visit. A guide could show us many old houses and explain details we would not have seen without.
The lake is a great place to walk around and enjoy the view and - hopefully - the sunshine. (Take the kids at your hands on the narrow paths beside the water!)
Written 2 December 2019
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Javier G
258 contributions
An old Qing town in restoration
Sep 2019
It is a small merchant town considered one of the top cultural heritage attractions in China. The main buildings are more or less (mainly less) restored and the rest mostly rebuilt in the local Qing style.
We advice you to follow one of the many official guides even though you cannot understand a single word of Chinese because it will save you time finding the sites of interest.
Getting lost in back alleys can be interesting too.
The place is crowded with visitors, souvenir shops and restaurants; if you fancy some real coffee or a beer get out of the town “limits”. To get into that “limits” you have to pay 104 yuans, unless you are over 65: free.
Written 22 October 2019
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