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Hong Cun Village

Hong Cun Village Travel Guide

Hong Cun Village of Yixian County, evolved in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, is located in a beautiful surrounding, with green hills around and clear streams winding through. The village, covering the territory of 30 hectares, has a great fame for her water-supplying system. The bird view of village´s shape is like a resting water-buffalo. The running water flows in the winding ditches to every household, and is finally gathered in a little lake at the entrance of the village. The peaceful environment and beautiful surroundings present outsiders a piece of pleasing and tranquil picture of a typical country life in Southeastern China.

Everyday hundreds of visitors are attracted to the village by its beautiful views and more than 140 well-preserved ancient houses, among which several magnificent clan halls and the celebrities´ former residences are the most attractive. Inside these ancient houses you can appreciate the splendid wood carvings on the beams and columns.

After your visit, you will conclude that Hong Cun´s major difference from other villages is that the well-preserved ancient houses get along harmoniously well with her beautiful surroundings.

Hong Cun was inscribed into the list of the World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. ( Hongcun is also the location for the famous Chinese film "Wo Hu Cang Long (Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon)", 2000, directed by Lee Ang and starring Chow Yun Fat. In the 73rd Academy Awards, the film has won Best Foreign Film, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Art/Set Direction.


It takes 1.5 hours from Hiangshan city to there by bus

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: two hours.

Hongcun is so beautiful for painting

Hongcun is so beautiful for painting

Hand made ham, hong cun Style

ancient hui style houses

take a bird's view of Hong Cun

Reflection is another highlight of Hong Cun

River and bridge of this water village

After the lotus booming season in Hong Cun

Sun light in ancient house

walking in the hong cun village

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