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She County Photography Tour

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Plan your Huangshan Tour? It is worth taking a half day side trip at your convenience from Tunxi ( the city center of Huangshan ) to She County ( Shexian County).

Under the jurisdiction of Huangshan. She County is about 27km in the northeast of Huangshan City. It is famous for its rich culture and long history. It is listed as one of four best preserved ancient towns in China, along with Pingyao in Shanxi, Lijiang in Yunan and Longzhong in Sichuan Province.

She County is representative of Hui Culture, the cradle of Peiking Opera. Shexian County (She County) is the original area of Hui merchants. She County is the main production area for the Ink and ink stone, the two treasures of the four treasures of the study.

She County is also nicknamed “the county of Paifang”. Paifang is also called “pailou’, a traditional Chinese architectural archway.

Follow me to have a photography tour of She county (Shexian County)!

The main gate for the well preserved walled town of She County. The massive stone gate is topped with a two-tier pavilion.

The massive stone gate is topped with a two-tier pavilion

The massive stone gate is topped with a two-tier pavilion

The most well known paifang is called Xu Guo Stone Paifang made in Ming Dynasty. Dubbed as “Triumphal arch in the East”
Xu Guo Stone Paifang made in Ming Dynasty

Xu Guo Stone Paifang made in Ming Dynasty

One of the Inner Gates in the ancient town
One of the Inner Gates in the ancient town

One of the Inner Gates in the ancient town

The ancient town is a lively place and local people still live simple lives.
accept traditional life as the way life is

accept traditional life as the way life is

Narrow lanes, white-washed walls and black tiles, a typical Hui style buildings
white-washed walls and black tiles

white-washed walls and black tiles

A traditional entrance gate
A traditional entrance gate

A traditional entrance gate

A jumble of laundries, wires, an authentic life scene in She County.
A jumble of laundries, wires, an authentic life scene in She County.

A jumble of laundries, wires, an authentic life scene in She County.

A courtyard garden by a wealthy family in the old town
A courtyard garden by a wealthy family in the old town

A courtyard garden by a wealthy family in the old town

Close view of the decorated upper eves above the entrance gate
Close view of the decorated upper eves above the entrance gate

Close view of the decorated upper eves above the entrance gate

Close view of the carvings above the moon gate
Close view of the carvings above the moon gate

Close view of the carvings above the moon gate

Any questions, just drop a line.