Tachuan Village in Huangshan
Attractions Overview: one of the top four autumn splendors in China
Attraction Type: Ancient Village
Chinese Name: 塔川村
English Name: Tachuan Village in Huangshan
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 Hours
Open Hours: 07:30-17:00
Admission Fee: 35 RMB / Person
Address in English: Tachuan Village, Hongcun Town , Yixian County, Huangshan City
Address in Chinese: 黄山市黟县宏村镇塔川村
Why is Tachuan Village So Special?
Known as one of the top four autumn splendors in China (with Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan, Kanas in Xinjiang and Xiangshan Park in Beijng), Tachuan owns a big name with its colorful village scenery. Every year, lots of photographers flow in Tachuan to capture fascinating painting-like photos during late fall. Defenitely worth a visit if you travel from Hongcun to Mukeng Bamboo Forest.
Where is Tachuan Village?
How to Get to Tachuan Village?
Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)
If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Guiyang Forest Park with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
By Car: Hongcun to Tachuan Village: If you take car/taxi to Tachuan from Hongcun, it takes only 5 minutes. Outdoor sports lovers can rent a bike in Hongcun, riding about 15 minutes or walk there within 30 minutes.
Main Attractions in Tachuan Village
Tachuan (literally meaning “Pagoda and River”) Village, also called Tashang (meaning “above the pagoda”), was built aligned with the shape of the mountain to create a pagoda shape. It was laid out like this according to Chinese ideas of geomancy (“feng shui”). The hundred-year-old folk houses were arranged well upon the mountain, tier upon tier, making it all look like a pagoda when seen from above. Streams wind their way through the village, adding their vitality to the tranquil atmosphere of the village.
Tachuan Village is situated at the foot of a towering mountain and near a rippling river. When you arrive at the entrance to the Tachuan Village, a large number of huge ancient trees will come into view. The trees are so huge and towering that they even blot out the sky and cover the sun with luxuriant foliage. There is a great variety of trees there, such as camphor trees, Chinese torreya trees and maple trees.
Best Time to Visit Tachuan Village:
The best time to visit Tachuan village to see the autumn scenery is in October and early November when the tree leaves turn multi-colored, creating a gorgeous sight. The season attracts many visitors and photographers.
Useful Travel Tips
- Don’t trample the crops when climbing up the hill/stepping in farmland to take photos.
- People under 6 and over 70 are free for ticket.
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