• Living with local residents and experiencing local life and culture are recommended. • Handicrafts of local cultural features are special souvenirs. • Bring an umbrella as it rains a lot during the summer.
three streams running east to west, which converge at the Huiyuan Bridge to the south. Hongcun is located at the foot of a hill next to a stream which forms two pools, the Moon Pond in the center of the village and another pool to the south. Characterized by rhythmic space variation and tranquil alleyways, and with water originating from a picturesque garden, the whole village reflects the pursuit of coexistence, unity and the harmony of man and nature.
The unique style of Anhui buildings is conveyed in plain and elegant colors, their gables decorated with delicate carvings, and their interiors filled with tasteful furnishings. The rigid patriarchal system together with gentle and sincere folk-customs reflects the cultural ideas of scholar-bureaucrats in feudal society who paid special respect to Confucianism.