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Hongcun Ancient Village

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Address: Northwest Corner, Yi County 245500, China
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Great when the day trippers are gone

If you like old Chinese architecture, this village is a gem. However, if this is not your thing you will probably think there is nothing much to see. The village is not really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like old Chinese architecture, this village is a gem. However, if this is not your thing you will probably think there is nothing much to see. The village is not really that big. Half a day is probably good enough to see it all very quickly. We like this kind of stuff. So we stayed two nights in... More 

Thank CWYe
New Delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hongcun is on the way to Huangshan. Must visit. Water bodies. Village squares. Friendly people. Great food. Old trees. Charming atmosphere. Lots of budding artists on the lake side trying their hand at painting the village scenes. 3 cons which I must mention : crowds, loudspeakers used by group leaders, steep entry fees. I recommend staying here for a night... More 

Thank Sujit1961
kuala lumpur
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even on a drizzly weekday, Hongcun is crowded and wildly popular. As we were in a small tour group, our local guide took care of all the ticketing and entrance procedures (foreign passports are required) and access past the ticketing turnstiles was painlessly swift. By now this UNESCO World Heritage Site (2000) is so famous (because of the several scenes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We almost didn't get into this village. We showed our passports and a concession card as there was a concession price (and we have used it before in China) alongside our passports. We were told that they did not accept it. We said that was fine and that we'll just have a standard ticket. They then refused us and kept... More 

Thank jshelll
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a shuttle bus from Tangkou to Hongcun which costs only RMB20 at 1.30pm. However, it took us more than an hour to arrive because the shortcut between the two cities were closed daily until 3.30pm. The bus had to detour via Xidi to get to Hongcun and there was hwavy traffic. Entrance fee is RMB104 each which is expensive.... More 

Thank Dorinna T
Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed 2 night and enjoyed the peace once day trippers had all left. Taking photos up the quiet laneways, enjoying the sunsets. Catching a ride with a local 3 wheeler motorbike to Lucun village and Tachuan bamboo village which are close by. Eating outside the village of Hongcun at the local restaurant, if you go over the bridge that... More 

Thank Tracy S
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

It is worth a couple of hours visiting here. A lot of places for Chinese food and arts. Town square is nice place for photography.

Thank Fei L
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Did not realize this village was on the way to Yellow Mountain, which we had booked for the following day. We could have "dropped by" this very nice village on our way to the mountain, from Huangshan, or on our way back. Suffice to say, it was worth the trip. Quite a few large groups of tourists arrived as we... More 

Thank James K
Chengdu, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Hongcun is one of the old villages at south Anhui. It is more touristy than the other one Xidi. I think it gains more reputation because of the river outside the village making it a good place to take photos.

Thank AlexTung
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is one of those tourist sites that is great for photography (if you can crop out all the fellow tourists). The history and design of the village is impressive, and hiring a guide will help ensure that you walk away with a deeper understanding of the place. But like many such "traditional" villages in China, commercialization and commodification have... More 

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