Worthwhile Ancient Towns in China

China's vast territory is dotted with many picturesque towns and villages, which boast cultural relics, distinctive architectures and rustic pleasures. If are interested in the following top towns and villages, China travel service will help.

1. Wuyuan, Jiangxi

Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province, lies in the center of the "golden travel triangle," formed by Huangshan Mountain (Anhui Province), Lushan Mountain and Jingdezhen (Jiangxi Province). Having a long history of over 1,200 years, Wuyuan County is one of the most important cradles of China's centuries-old Huizhou culture. It has at least 50 old villages that have remained almost unchanged over the past few centuries, including many former residences of some of China's top scholars, such as Zhu Xi, a Confucian master in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) and Zhan Tianyou, China's first railway engineer. Besides antique buildings, the most popular scenery in Wuyuan is rapeseed flowers. When the flowers blossom in March, the county becomes a sea of golden flowers.

Travel tips:

Admission: 180 yuan (including 12 scenic spots)

Getting there: You can take travel bus from Jingdezhen City or Huangshan City.

Related reading: China's Classic Rural Retreats

You will have a different travel experience by comparison with Shanghai tours.

2. Wuzhen, Zhejiang

About one hour's drive from Hangzhou, Wuzhen is situated in Tongxiang City, north of Zhejiang Province. With more than 1,200 years in its history, the town has a residential area, traditional workshop area, culture area, dining area, shopping area, and even a scenic area, featuring local traditions and customs. It is well-known for the ancient town layout, antique houses, quiet waterways, stone bridges, peaceful lifestyle and traditional culture, presenting a picture of primitive simplicity, brightness, orderliness, peace and seclusion.

Travel tips:

Admission: 150 yuan for whole town; 120 yuan for only east part; 100 yuan for only west part; 80 yuan for boat ticket

Getting there: You can take coach bus from Shanghai or Hangzhou to Tongxiang, and then transfer minibus to Wuzhen, which leaves every 15 minutes from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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