Posted by 90 Percent Travel on 8. May 2013
Huizhou is a scenic beauty as well as a renewed homeland of chinese history, culture and ideologies. In ancient China, it was home to many brilliant thinkers whose theories gradually entered and shaped chinese people’s life and way of thinking. Huizhou’s past, stories and people are still vivid and deeply rooted in the memory of this city, and can still be perceived while stepping into this land and its hidden gleams. Walking through Anhui and Huizhou’s surroundings it is still possible to glimpse that essence of ancient China often alive in people’s mind while thinking about old times. Let’s go back to ancient times then through this journey across Huizhou and the surrounding areas.
Tunxi is an ancient district in Huangshan city with a long history as well as one of the most beautiful spots in Anhui Province. It has been a strategic location throughout the past dynasties and a sparkling commercial center during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The most famous and dazzling spot is the Old Street, a fascinating one-mile winding street paved with slab stone.
Hongcun Village: This “ox shaped” village is known for its beauty similar to the one found in people’s imaginary while thinking about ancient China. A fascinating atmosphere wraps this village, also thanks to its location at high altitude and being shrouded by clouds and mist. Hongcun was established during Song Dynasty and flourished during the Ming and Qing dynasties when it became a sparkling centre for trade. Most of the buildings from this period still exist in the village today, and they are considered to be among the best preserved ones in China.
Huizhou Ancient City: the Ancient Huizhou City is one the major scenic areas of Shexian county, featuring a long history and rich culture. The cultural and histotical heritage permeating this city can still be perceived walking through its streets and main highlights such as the Xu Guo Memorial Archway and its delicate carvings; Doushan Street, where ancient residences, alleys, wells and arches of Huizhou merchants run after each other; the Huiyuan Gardens, combining the “three wonders” of ancient time: the memorial archways, old residential houses and temples of the Song Dynasty.
Xin’an River: From Huangshan Mountain to the beautiful area of Qiandao Lake, this crystal river stretches for a 200 long path of verdant mountains, clear waters and sparkling colors surrounding it. Xin’an River is renewed for its fascinating beauty and the breathtaking landscapes revealing in front of one’s eyes while strolling along its clear waters. It’s the right place to truly understand where ancient Chinese painters found their inspirations for Chinese Ink paintings, as well as to admire houses of Hui style alonf its banks, creating a beautiful landscape with flower fields and the forest extending as far as the eye can see. From Shengdu Port to the Thousand-Island Lake scenic spot in Chun’an County, boat cruises take travellers through Xin’an river and its wonders.
If you are interested in delving into Huizhou's treasures and would like to have more information about pur tour there (RMB 2590 for 3 days tour) we will be glad to hear from you.
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