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The area is slowly crumbling, but it adds to the experience. While there is a certain amount of poverty (not extreme), people seem generally happy. Overall, it is a fascinating place that encourages you to imagine it's past while reminding you that time and neglect...More
We visited Xidi on a weekday in the beginning of November - the town wasn’t crowded at all, prices reasonable and definitely worth a visit.
I’m giving this review because I had a hard time figuring out the details on how to get there myself....More
...that is arguably even more impressive than Hongcun due to its larger size and less polished nature. What it lacks in 'sights', it makes up for in beautiful courtyards which are now guesthouses and still lived-in old residences, all incredibly ornate in decoration. Even in...More
We stayed at Hongcun and made a day trip visit to Xidi located at about fifteen kilometers away (There are hourly buses from Hongcun, very convenient). Both villages are from the same period but Xidi gets less tourists than Hongcun. It is because of that...More
We set out from Tunxi first to Xidi and then onwards to Hongcun. No information in English at the bus station but just go up to the ticket windows and ask for a ticket to Xidi (18 yuan), it is an hourly service.
For so many times I have tried to find a decent "Old Village" in China. And I found it here in south Anhui. Xidi is a decent old place to see the real old style of a traditional Chinese life. By the time I traveled...More
The village has a rich history and offers beautiful rural surroundings . On the top of the cliff, you can take a look at the scenery of the whole village.
Recommended for people loving traditional Chinese villages and history.