Lucun Village

Lucun Village, Yi County: Hours, Address, Lucun Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Lucun Village
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SylviaMao
Shanghai, China155 contributions
Well worth a visit
Dec 2020 • Couples
If you are in Huangshan area for a couple of days, highly recommend Lucun village. It is 3km away from the more popular Hongcun and less touristy. Entrance fee is 50RMB which is also about half the price of the other popular villages in the area. It is a working village where you can see people farming and working. There are well preserved old buildings to wander through, some of which are still inhabited. It’s a scenic village with a stream running through it, inhabited by lots of ducks. There are a number of restaurants and we went to one of the larger ones on the Main Street along the brook for some delicious local chicken and egg with local mushroom. Including lunch, we spent 2-3 hours in the village for an idyllic simple but beautiful afternoon stroll
Written 23 December 2020
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TanSuoTravel
London, UK264 contributions
Embrace the Tranquility of Ancient China
Oct 2019
Unlike the villages of Hongcun and Xidi in Anhui province, the quaint village of Lucun is relatively unknown by international and domestic tourists alike, which means you're likely to have the entire place to yourself!

We recommend visiting in either Spring, when you can experience the delicate blossoms surrounding the village, or Autumn, as the autumnal colours perfectly complement the picturesque beauty of the ancient buildings.

Lucun is one of many villages in Anhui province that carry deep significance in the region, as they were once part of an ancient region known as "Huizhou" that was culturally distinct from the rest of the province. Many of the mansions within Lucun were thus built by wealthy Hui merchants, who passed them down through their clans for generations.

The most famous mansion in Lucun is known as Zhicheng Hall, which dates back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and was built by a wealthy merchant known as Lu Bangxie or "Lu the Millionaire"! What made our visit to the hall so special was that we were able to meet the current owner, who is the oldest living member of the Lu family and who still uses the mansion as his home.

Unlike other Hui villages, which have been developed for tourism, Lucun is one of the last remaining villages where the historical buildings still serve as the residential homes for their noble families. For this reason, we'd absolutely recommend paying it a visit, as it is only about a 20-minute walk away from Hongcun!

If you do decide to visit, be sure to follow the hiking path at the back of the village. This leads to a viewing platform, where you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the village from above.
Written 20 February 2020
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,982 contributions
Quiet paradise
Apr 2019 • Friends
We visited this village two years ago and decided since we had time to give it another shot. The first visit left something to be desired and the second visit was indeed much better. This town has to be appreciated for the fact that people still live and work here. There is not much to do except for appreciate its beauty. This time I went with a different mindset and I did appreciate the beauty of the village. If you brink kids, let them run around and play. It is most gorgeous around during sunset and you’ll get awesome pictures.
Written 23 June 2019
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Aoigirl2014
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions
Tranquil countryside of Anhui
May 2019 • Family
Lucun is a charming sleepy little village where villagers go about their daily lives as merchants and farmers in a tranquil and idyllic setting surrounded by authentic and picturesque farmlands and paddy fields. More details are in petitetravel.net.

The village is also the home of a small cluster of heritage houses commissioned by a wealthy Qing dynasty merchant during the Dao Guang emperor’s reign. The 7 residential houses and courtyards are linked by narrow alleys within the Lucun village and consist of living quarters such as the Zhi Cheng hall (志诚堂), kitchens, and study area in the Si Cheng hall . With intricate wood work, centuries-old trees and traditional pebble-floor courtyards, these houses provide a glimpse into the lives of a multi-generational household in the Qing dynasty.

While a short 1 hour walk may be sufficient for a quick look at the village, we actually spent up to half a day there slowly exploring the village alleys, the farmland along the visitors' walking path, and appreciating the heritage houses. We also stopped by the local grocer and inns to taste and purchase tea, and for lunch and dinner. For an idyllic day in the countryside, Lucun is very much recommended as a place to soak in an authentic and quiet village ambience.
Written 16 June 2019
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
another ancient village with good feeling
Oct 2017 • Friends
Lucun also getting countryside feeling esp for the view of entrance. River, house & duck. beautiful & relax. house inside still keeping many delicate & elegant wood carving that was impressive. good for visit
Written 7 July 2018
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Jacqueline S
Inverness, CA58 contributions
A charming eco-tourism corner!
Nov 2017 • Couples
This ancient, sleepy little village is within walking distance from the beautiful Banyan Tree Resort Hotel in Yi county, in the Huangshan region. So worth a visit! It has yet to be fully commercialized, only attracting the occasional curious visitors who seek out authentic ancient villages, or the eco-tourists who want to experience living in a real farm house, without frills of modern facilities.

The villagers go about their lives, not even the inn-keepers solicit you for business! They just smile humbly and shyly near their inn or restaurant doors...

We were so hungry when we got there around 3 pm when all the restaurants were closed. We begged an old farm couple who had a humble restaurant to cook something for us--- they were sweetly obliging but very real in telling us that the food ingredients didn't arrive yet for the evening meals. So they just cooked some noodles with fresh vegetables from their little vegi patch; barely wanted to charge us anything for the trouble--- such a sweet encounter!

It was so fun to meander through the village, discovering all kinds of old ways of life there, people washing their clothes or chicken by the canals, elders drying vegetables by the roadsides--- the picturesque setting just takes you back at least a few hundred years...

Before we left, we spotted a few Chinese eco-tourists, lugging their suitcases through very uneven cobblestone streets, no porters, no fanfares, just a farmer inn-keeper leading the way. Very charming! such a delightful discovery amidst stunning mountain ranges ...
Written 3 December 2017
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,982 contributions
Decent village
Apr 2017 • Friends
We visited many ancient towns and villages and were worth the visit but this place wasn’t as nice as the others. It was beautiful and perhaps the other villages raised my expectations? In any case on its own, it’s nice but not comparable to the other villages. It can be seen and visited in less than an hour. Thus, if you are in the area visiting Hongcun Village it will be worth a quick stop otherwise it’s not worth a visit on its own.
Written 30 April 2017
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youke_worldwide
Singapore4,792 contributions
Much better than Hong Village
Mar 2016 • Family
This is such a Picturesque village surrounded by rivers and bright yellow canola flowers. The roads here are bigger than hong cun and the river is flowing (not still like hong cun). There are far less tourists here than in Hong cun and the village life here seems more real with people farming Etc unlike hong cun which is like a museum and people have jobs supporting that. They have similar sort of houses with elaborate carvings. All in all highly recommended.
Written 25 March 2016
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Qualitycontroller
Shanghai, China123 contributions
Off the beaten track!
Jun 2015 • Couples
This is the smaller and older sister village of Hongcun, not as famous, but well worth the visit. Can self walk, as there are plenty of signs and information in English. Just a beautiful old town!
Written 4 July 2015
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Michael L
Guangzhou, China21 contributions
Ancient Culture
Jun 2015 • Couples
This is a little off the beaten track, one of the oldest villages in Anhui, 1,000 years old and very well preserved. The wooden carvings have stood the test of time.
Written 4 July 2015
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