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Hongcun village was first established in the Song Dynasty, one thousand years ago, as the settlement of Wang Cian. Hongcun can lay claim to hundreds of well preserved buildings of which "Chenzhitang " is the most famous. The whole complex was built by a merchant in the Qing Dynasty and covers an area of 2000 square meters. The craftsmanship utilized in its construction was both elaborate and magnificent. The exquisite woodcarvings inside the buildings, adorning much of the internal architecture, were created with a great numbers of images differing from each other in both

appearance and spirit. Because of its nice scenery, Hongcun Village has always enjoyed the name "a village in the Chinese painting". It is also the location for the famous prize film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". Hongcun Village was designated as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in late 2000. Hongcun Village is located at the foot of the southwest side of Mt. Huangshan, only 11 kilometers away from Yixian town. All the buildings in the village follow local architectural style, have exquisite carvings and are magnificent symbols of its time. The village now boasts 158 dwelling houses dating back to the

Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties; nearly 140 are still in good shape.Hongcun was home to the Wang family. Wang is another very popular family name of that region. As the saying goes, "Of every ten people from Huizhou, nine are surnamed Wang."The Hus and Wangs are still living in the two villages today. Here's some guide information in your travel of Xihai Scenic Area: Address: Yi County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province. Contact number: 0086-559-5580033  Admission Fee:CNY80  Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00

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Name:Hongcun Village Reply

I will be staying at Huangshan city for a few days in mid August. I want to visit Hongcun Village for good photos. I know Hongcun is very beautiful. How far is it from Huangshan to Hongcun Village? Is it available to tour Hongcun Village and return back in one same day? Appreciate for any info.

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Hongcun Village is regarded as the village living in the picture in China. Hongcun Village is about one and half hours’ driving from Huangshan. They are not very far from each other, so it is available to visit Hongcun Village and go back in the same day. We can provide tour service. If you need, welcome to contact us anytime.