Mukeng Village

Mukeng Village, Yi County: Address, Phone Number, Mukeng Village Reviews: 4/5

Mukeng Village
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Mukeng Village is nearby Hongcun Village. It is surrounded by a bamboo forest and ninja scenes from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon were filmed in the bamboo forests here. The village can be reached from the ticket gate by foot, and also by 'flying fox' which takes you across the bamboo forest valley to the base of the village. There is some basic accommodation in this village.
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Tantiko
Singapore, Singapore988 contributions
Bamboo-licious
Nov 2019
Mukeng village is cloistered within a bamboo forest in hilly terrain, so compared to more well known ancient villages like Hongcun, the bamboo is the main attraction. The small lake at the entrance surrounded by bamboo provides the first of many picturesque scenes as you walk through the hillside towards the village.The path is well worn by the villagers and should be quite an easy walk for most and reachable in about an hour. There is a restaurant as you enter the village and you can wander around this small village to get a feel of how the villagers actually live.

Fortunately, or not, Mukeng Village is not very popular, so one can spend a slow and relaxed stroll amidst the bamboo forests without the crowds and there are some nice photo opportunities here as well. For those visiting the more popular Hongcun Village nearby, do consider this as well.
Written 31 December 2019
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
A top thing to do when visiting Huangshan
Apr 2019 • Friends
If you visit Huangshan, it is undoubtedly to visit the mountain. However, no trip to Huangshan is complete without visiting the ancient villages. Mukeng Village is my favorite one to visit. Unlike the other villages where you will be surrounded by tourists, this place is so quiet and peaceful. Make sure you have comfortable shoes and layered clothes. You will not regret visiting the village. I don't regret visiting this village twice and if I get another opportunity, I'd have no reservations visiting a third time.
Written 23 June 2019
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TanSuoTravel
London, UK264 contributions
A Bamboo Forest of Unparalleled Beauty
Jul 2018 • Friends
The village of Mukeng is nestled deep within a stunningly beautiful bamboo forest and has not been developed for tourism, so it forms a stark contrast to the other nearby ancient villages such as Hongcun and Xidi.

For this reason, however, there is no public transport that takes you to the Mukeng Bamboo Forest and you'll need to get a taxi. We'd recommend visiting Hongcun in the morning and then taking a taxi to the Mukeng Bamboo Forest in the afternoon, or vice versa. The taxi journey from Hongcun is only about 15-minutes long and should only cost about 70 RMB at most. It is the fastest and cheapest way to get there, as you can get public transport easily from the city of Huangshan to Hongcun.

The hike around the bamboo forest is not too challenging and should only take about 2 hours, although we'd strongly recommend taking the detour up to the top pavilion, as this offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Once you reach the entrance to the bamboo forest, you can either choose to turn left or right to begin the hike. We'd suggest turning right, as this will get the most challenging part of the hike over with first and it will mean you'll end the hike in the village of Mukeng.

The bamboo forest itself was featured during the famous fight sequence in the martial arts' epic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", yet surprisingly hasn't been heavily developed for tourism. During our 2-hour hike, we had the forest to ourselves and only saw one other group.

As you get closer to Mukeng, you'll come across a small restaurant that sells refridgerated drinks and snacks. This is the only place we could find that offers food and drink other than the small store at the forest entrance, so remember to either take water with you or buy it at the entrance.

Please be advised that the village of Mukeng is **not** a tourist attraction; it is a regular village where people continue to live. It is thus the ideal place to witness traditional Chinese life in an ancient village, but equally remember to be respectful of peoples' privacy and try not to wander into someone's back garden like we did!
Written 14 May 2019
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Han Z
Shanghai, China36 contributions
Must visit in the Hongcun / Huangshan area
Apr 2018 • Friends
Lovely peaceful village in the middle of bamboo forest and tea plantation. This is a welcome reprieve from the massive crowds at nearby Hongcun and Xidi but misses none of the charm.

Very easy to find the entrance and from the gate it is about a 50 minute circuit around the main trail at moderate pace. Beware that taking the right path leads to some steep steps right off the bat.

The village is about halfway up and is not too big. Lots of character as it hasn’t been developed to the same extent as lower villages. Beautiful forested hills all around and excellent home cooking from fresh ingredients available.

Highly recommended for a half day detour in the itinerary.
Written 7 April 2018
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
No tourists and so peaceful
Apr 2017 • Friends
We visited Mukeng Village during a weekday and right before May 1 holiday so there were no tourists. It is a long hike to the top of the hill where the village is set but you can take your time and trek up slowly and it’s not very steep until you’re near the top. You won’t want to rush anyways because every 5 seconds of the path, you will want to stop and take photographs. The surrounding bamboo village is so green, peaceful and relaxing you will want to stay for a day. There is a hotel and a restaurant and the food is amazing. It’s not fancy but the vegetables and chicken are so fresh. There are a couple of dogs that are super friendly and a mom with a baby and the baby is so cute and playful. We wanted to go just because it is famous for the movie Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon but then we were blown away by the serenity. I highly recommend you plan a full day to hike/photograph/relax in this beautiful, non-touristy village.
Written 30 April 2017
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bweeindc
Washington DC, District of Columbia122 contributions
(Relatively) quiet way to spend two hours
Apr 2017 • Couples
We visited in mid April 2017, and we were not the only tourists there, although the overall tourist density was relatively low. Overall, this is not quite an isolated village as one might think, although it was a quiet visit by comparison to other points of interests.

After paying the entrance fee, our driver dropped us off at a pavilion selling stuff that sits above the dammed end of a small pond. The circular return route starts off on the right (the trail proceeds uphill in a south-west direction, and returns downhill via a north-east direction) where your tickets are collected. Our experience walking through the bamboo forest was slightly marred by parents who allowed their kids up ahead to yodel, something that should be frowned upon at places where the point is to listen to the surroundings, and not use the environment as a sounding board to compose your own "masterpieces".

The trail flattens out and joins a narrow tarmac road, and not long after, you should come to the village. If you follow the most prominent path through the village, this will continue your return downhill journey (bearing north-east) to the start of the trail. We came across a small group of locals selling tea leaves and dried bamboo shoots by the trail. Thereafter, we also came across an abandoned store-front of some sort that adopted a rather unusual choice of a 'mascot'. A short while thereafter, you'll be back at the pavilion that marks the start and end of the trailhead.
Written 28 April 2017
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gravymaker P
Christchurch, New Zealand72 contributions
Mukeng forest
Apr 2016 • Couples
Despite some of the track being closed, and the rain, this was a lovely quiet walk. It is uphill with many steps, but at the moment you return the same way so get the downhill too. The tbamboo forest is so attractive with leaves on the ground between the bamboo plants. Small pavilions give a place to rest and appreciate the environment.
Written 24 May 2016
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TimTam3
Redhill, UK62 contributions
Calm Oasis
Apr 2016 • Couples
Part of the path was closed (we didn't quite understand why but assume they had some flooding on the lower path) and we were told we would have to turn around halfway along and come back the same way. We were a bit disappointed but still enjoyed the quiet of the forest. We met locals along the way who were out picking tea and digging up bamboo shoots. We got a taxi from outside Hongcun Village after taking the bus from Tunxi. The climb up is steep so be ready for an uphill stair climb almost right away.
Written 18 May 2016
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Cheryl B
Harlow, England, United Kingdom30 contributions
Beautiful in the snow in Feb
Feb 2014 • Solo
I took the bus from Tunxi bus station to Hongcun, there were no taxi's or transport available for theuphill winding 5km journey to Mukeng Bamboo village. I asked at the ticket counter for Hocun (no English spoken so prepare for this prior to going) a really helpful employee called a friend who dropped us off and picked us up after 2 hrs)The views on the drive were stunning, if you have the time walk as there is incredible scenery. It s pretty deserted this time of year but beautiful in the snow, slippery up the steep stone stairs but not that hard a climb, again the views on the top ridge are worth the effort (extremely muddy)The Mukeng vilkage is completely untouched by tourism which is refreshing.I found the rusted up frame where the zipline used go be,no zipline I dont think its been used for a long time. The walk down through the village was really pleasant. Definately a great walk through the Bamboo, if you enjoy solitude, peace and beautiful scenery its a must visit, but get there soon before tourism changes it into a theme park.cost ¥30 at entrance.
Written 17 February 2014
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traytable
Luckenbach, TX68 contributions
Flying Squirrel is no more
Oct 2013 • Friends
The zip line is non operational, much to our disappointment.
However, a visit to the bamboo forest and Mukeng is well worth the visit if solitude and a glimpse of rural village life is appealing to you.
If your hamstrings and quads are still sore from Huangshan be prepared to climb more steps to get a bird's eye view of the bamboo.
We noticed that we were the only visitors to this very photographic attraction in contrast to the crowded, megaphoned tours of Hongcun, which was only a 10 minutes drive away.
Written 23 October 2013
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