A beautiful UNESCO preserved village. The architecture of the 150 residences dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties are some of the best preserved in China. The Village dates back to the Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD) Hongcun was a location where the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was shot.
Often included in the Top 10 Places to visit in China, Huang Shan has inspired countless poets and painters throughout China's history. The views of it's often mist covered granite peaks are simply breathtaking. A popular option is to stay overnight at one of the hotels located on its summit, accessible by cable cars.
On the other side of Tunxi to Huang Shan, Qiyun Shan is a scenic area which has long been venerated by Taoists. The mountains, rivers, temples and the red sandstone rock combine to make this a spectacular shrine to the natural world.
Once the historic seat of the Huizhou region, Shexian was the centre of the Huizhou culture and served as its capital. It is home to China’s sole surviving four-sided decorative archway and provides a fascinating glimpse into China's past.
The Tangyue Archways were created by a local family who achieved considerable wealth through the production and selling of Salt. The seven Archways are located 5 kilometres from Shexian.
Tunxi is an old trading town but it is most famous for being the gateway to the Huang Shan. Situated 70kms south-east of Huang Shan, Tunxi is located at the junction of two local rivers, Xin'an River and Heng River.
Yixian is the gateway to the beautiful preserved villages of Xidi and Hongcun and is easily accessible from the city of Tunxi.
Yuliang is an ancient port on the Lian River. The village contains cobbled streets, picturesque buildings and the remains of the transfer stations that shipped wood, salt and tea from here to Northern China.