Huizhou Ancient City in Huangshan
Attractions Overview: The birthplace of the Huizhou merchants
Attraction Type: Ancient City
Chinese Name: 徽州古城
English Name: Huizhou Ancient City in Huangshan
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 3 Hours
Open Hours: 07:00 ~ 17:00
Admission Fee: Free
Address in English: Huicheng Town, Shexian County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province, China
Address in Chinese: 黄山市歙县
Why is Huizhou Ancient City So Special?
Where is Huizhou Ancient City
Huizhou Ancient City, located in the center of Shexian County of Anhui Province, holds Huizhou State office which has a history of a thousand years.
How to Get to Huizhou Ancient City
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Main Attractions in Huizhou Ancient City
Huizhou State Office – Symbol of the Ancient City
Huizhou State Office is the symbol of the Huizhou Ancient City. The State Office is the center of Huizhou Ancient City with a total area of 24,000 square meters (29,000 square yards). The complex is symmetrical along the central axis, following the typical architectural style of ancient China. There are five main constructions on the axis: Nanqiao Tower, Etiquette Door (Yi Men), Law Court, Second Court, and Magistrate Office.
At Dounshan Street you can step inside some of the ancient villas. Most include interior courtyards open to the elements from above, held up by large wooden pillars. Lattice windows face inwards rather than out onto the lanes since the rich merchants of the time did not want people catching glimpses of their wealth or wives, concubines and daughters.
In this charming town, the winding cobbled lanes will lead you to ancient residents’ dwellings and main buildings like theatrical stages, stone archways or tea houses. The imposing manner of these architectures which can date back to Ming and Qing Dynasties will give you a shot by its grandness, elegance and pristine beauty. What’s more, the white walls and black tiles with extremely exquisite carvings standing out in this town create an indescribable romantic charm.
Useful Travel Tips
- Free to enter the ancient city, but some of the scenic spots need ticket.
- Partial scenic spots in the town open between 8:00 – 17:00
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