Unesco| Hongcun Village is an ancient village

030 County Rd, Yixian, Huangshan Shi, Anhui Sheng, Cina, 245531

Simona Bertolaso

Huangshan Shi


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Hongcun Village is an ancient village with a history of 400 to 500 years. The original residential style and features of the Ming and Qing Dynasties were preserved perfectly there. It was inscribed into the list of the World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Hongcun Village has a cattle-like plan, a stream passes by every door in the village like a cattle’s gut, a semi-lunar pond looks like the cattle’s stomach, and the four bridges over the stream from the cattle’s feet. With marbled ground, black tiles, fresh red lanterns, elaborate woodcarvings and amazingly comprehensive water system, it is known as ‘the folk imperial palaces’. It is an architectural miracle constructed by the ancient people in accordance with the bionics. The peaceful environment and beautiful surroundings present outsiders a piece of pleasing and tranquil picture of a typical country life in South China.

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