Xidi VillageXidi Village, World Cultural Heritage, is a very beautiful village located near Mt. Huangshan in Anhui Province. It is the perfect place for visitors to see typical folk houses, where residents have lived as they have for centuries. It gives visitors the rare opportunity to explore China’s ancient culture and arts.
There was a relay station in the west of the village, so it was named Xidi (‘di’ means ‘pass missive’ in English). With a history of more than 900 years, the village is famed as the Ming and Qing Dynasty Local Residence Museum. It is segmented by over 40 ancient winding and narrow lanes which are paved with bluestones. The residences, lanes and streets combine well with the hills and streams.
Wandering along this ancient village, you will find traditional Hui-style houses, ancestral temples, academies of classical learning, stone archways, white walls and grey tiles, beautifully paned windows, projecting horse-head walls, and stone slab bridge. Besides, the carving on stones, bricks and wood is the most renowned. Tourist can appreciate these exquisite carvings on door frames, lattice walls, columns and beams in the halls. These features are all centuries old and the residents live as they always have making Xidi an open-air museum.
Ticket Price: RMB 80
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