Top 10 folk houses in China

Updated: 2012-09-21 10:39


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Top 10 folk houses in China

Xidi Village

Top 10 folk houses in China


Located near Huangshan Mountain in Anhui province, Xidi village was built during the Song Dynasty. Now, there are 124 brick-wood buildings with a neat layout, elegant decoration and deep cultural connotation of Ming and Qing styles. All of its features are rare in China. Xidi village is known as "The Most Beautiful Village in the World" and "The Ancient Treasures of the Vernacular Architecture." It has many famous buildings, such as the Governor Huwenguang Archway (also called Xidi Archway), which is famous for its elegant modeling grave and the outstanding stone carving techniques. Some Hui-style and courtyard-style private houses are also very famous.

Travel tips:

1. Eating and shopping are very convenient;

2. There are many cheap and clean hotels near the village;

3. It was listed as the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2000.

- Hours: all day long

- Admission: 104 yuan

- How to get there: take a bus from Yixian County to Xidi and the bus fare is only two yuan.