Arrive at Hongcun Village Scenic Area, we firstly visit Southern Lake Area. Water scenery is one of the highlights of Hong Village. Moon Pond, South Lake and the winding streams lend more color to the village. South Lake is built after the Moon Pond as to meet villagers’ growing daily water needs. On sunny days, the white residence, willows and poplars the shadows mirrored on the water it looks particularly superb.
Hongcun is an outstanding representative of Huizhou traditional local culture, building techniques and landscape design. It has historical, artistic, and scientific value. The village structures blend in with the natural setting that exhibit the wisdom of hundreds of years of village construction.
Ma Tau Wall is the most significant feature of Huizhou architecture
A café in village
Residences and sights to be seen in a tour include Chengzhi Hall, Lexu Hall that are known for its engraved art. Nanhu Academy is a good architectural representative of the family academies of Huizhou. By visiting it, you can learn something about the social life of that time.
Southern Lake Academy
Get into Hong Village's local lifestyle. Hongcun village currently has a population about 1,400. Many of the local residences have a history of over 100 years. It's chance to learn deeply more about Hui culture from their lives in this village which is over 900 years. Along the streets in Hongcun, there are many shops with Curios and knick-knacks including brushes, inkstone, local teas, etc. It is a paradise for tourists to buy souvenirs rich in Chinese culture with comparatively lower prices.
Contact with a local family
A corner of village
Stir drying the tea leaves