China has many interesting tourist destinations, such as lakes, mountains, temples and other historic places. But did you know that there also ancient villages with beautiful scenery and interesting ceremonies? Below are some good villages to visit on your next trip to China:
- Hongcun Village
This village is located below the Huangshan Mountain in Anhui province, about 70km from the city of Huangshan. It was built 900 years ago and has some typical architecture of ancient China. This village is beautiful because it’s right beside South Lake, which is very famous for its beauty.
- Likeng Village
Likeng is located on the outskirts of Jiangxi and is the most beautiful agriculture village in China. In Likeng, there is beautiful natural scenery, ancient Buddhist temples, farms, and taverns that sell Wuyuan tea. If you like museums, visit the Ancestral Family Hall of Yu to see a wide range of ancient Chinese relics, art, and more. Another popular place to visit is the Rainbow Bridge, one of the covered bridges built during the Song Dynasty, about 800 years ago. This bridge is one of the most beautiful covered bridges in China.
- Jiaju Tibetan Village
This village is often called the “Tibetan Horizon” and is a popular destination for photography enthusiasts. It is about 8km from the town of Danba and 718km from the city of Chengdu. In 2005, Jiaju village was recognized by Chinese National Geographic as the most beautiful village in China. Jiaju is in Sichuan Province. This village has 140 Tibetan-style houses. Tibetan style houses usually have a red, crown-shaped roof and white walls. This village also has many apple and pear orchards. In the spring, Jiaju is very beautiful because of the pear trees are in bloom.
- Chuandixia Village
This village is in the Jingxi Mountains. The village has been around since the Ming and Qing dynasties. Because of this, there are many ancient Chinese relics. It is also known as both the “Pearl of Ancient China” and “The Potala palace in Beijing.” The second name is because all of the houses there have ancient architecture and are on the mountain slopes, similar to the Potala Palace.
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