• 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.

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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.

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