5 Days 4 Nights Huangshan Local Architecture Tour


-- Mt. Huangshan
-- Hongcun & Xidi Villages
-- Tangyue Memorial Archways
-- Chengkan Village
Departure date:
Tour Code: CTG-HS04

Tour Description

Encounter with the fantastic Mt. Huangshan for the marvelous sceneries and allow yourself among the local lanes in Hongcun, Xidi, Chengkan, Tangyue and Qiankou Villages to appreciate the arts of local Hui-style Architecture.

As one of the most important Chinese Ancient Architecture Schools, Hui-style Architecture is based economically upon the asset of Anhui merchants and socially the concept of clan. Main characteristics of Hui-style Architecture include: exquisite design, orderly plane layout, flexible inter-space structure, intricate sculpts and simply styled furniture. The most symbolic buildings are residences, ancestral halls and memorial arches.

Embracing the glow of sunrise/ sunset on top of Mt. Huangshan

Examining closely the local Hui-style architectural arts

Greeted by a nostalgia mood with ancient buildings all around

Day 1 Arrival in Huangshan City
Today's Activities Upon your arrival in Huangshan City, our local guide will meet you at the airport or train station, and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is all yours. You may lounge about the streets nearby the hotel to get some impression of the city you are to spend a holiday at.
Day 2 Hongcun & Xidi Villages (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities

After breakfast, we will drive about 1 hour to Yixian County, where we will visit UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site - Hongcun & Xidi Villages. Many buildings in these two villages are still kept in their old look. So let's start a day of exploring the architecture of Ming & Qing Dynasties' style by rambling in the country lanes and feeling the breeze as if from the history.

Hongcun Village Xidi Village Wood carving          
Hongcun Village Xidi Architecutre Complex Wood carving          
Day 3 Mt. Huangshan (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities After having breakfast, we will drive about 1.5 hours to the top landmark of the city - Mt. Huangshan, and take cable car from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station to White Goose Ridge Station. After hotel check-in and lunch, let's take a tour to the less-trodden West Sea Grand Canyon to feel the steep cliffs and the winding pines of Mt. Huangshan. Stay overnight on the mountain.
Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan          
Wild flowers blooming Pines in dawn Pines on cliff          
Day 4 Mt. Huangshan - Tunxi District (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Get up early in the morning to catch the magnificent sunrise at one of the best viewing spots - the 1,690m (5,544.62ft) high Lion Peak, and then visit the nearby attractions. Take cable car down the mountain and have lunch before we drive back to Tunxi District. On the way we will meet with the Architecture Treasure - Gongbei Bridge (also named Lingxia Bridge), a lattice covered bridge with more than 400 years' history.
Mt. Huangshan Tunxi Ancient Street          
Pines in morning twilight Tunxi Ancient Street          
Day 5 Tangyue Memorial Archways - Chengkan & Qiankou Villages - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities After breakfast, we will head for Huizhou District to the unique architecture form - Tangyue Memorial Archways, then to savor the charm of ancient architectural arts in Chengkan Village, which was arranged according the Theory of "The Eight Diagrams" in one of the oldest Chinese classic texts - I Ching (Classic of Changes). Residence buildings in Qiankou Ancient Village are also worth your visit. The whole villa with its exquisite layout and peaceful environment is honored as the Museum of Ming Dynasty Residencial Architecture.

On the way we will also visit the 32m (104.99ft) high Xiajian Pagoda of Tang Dynasty, the 67m (219.82ft) high Wenfeng Pagoda, the highest in Huizhou District, and Zhenhai Bridge of Ming Dynasty. The journey will be ended with a feast of delicate Anhui Cuisine and you'll be escorted to airport or train station for departure.
Tangyue Village Chengkan Village Chengkan Village          
Tangyue Village Chengkan Village Traditional doorknob (Chengkan)          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotels: Accommodation in Huangshan city and on the mountain
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Huangshan City
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan International Hotel
Located in Huangshan City's central district – Tunxi, Huangshan International Hotel is a 4-star hotel with an ideal location for getting around the city. Facing beautiful Xin'an River, standing in front of Xiao Hua Mountain, the hotel is of ancient Hui-style in accordance with the ancient looking of the streets.
The hotel consists of over 400 rooms of different standards, 7 well-equipped conference halls, Chinese and Western Restaurants, a bar, and other entertainment facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan Xinan Country Villa Hotel
Surrounded by ancient Hui-style gardens, the 4-star Xin'an Country Villa Hotel stands at the intersection of three rivers and affords scenic mountain views for guests. It's very convenient to get to the airport and Tunxi Ancient Street from the hotel.
The hotel boasts 64 rooms with first-class amenities. The Zhuxiangju Restaurant serves local Anhui cuisine. Modern conference centers offer various business services.
Hotels on Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Hotel
Beihai Hotel Huangshan
Beihai Hotel is a 4-star hotel in North Sea (Beihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. It's one of the best locations for catching the sunrise or sunset of Mt. Huangshan under or over the almost constant sea of clouds.
The hotel provides 245 well-equipped rooms, Chinese and Western Restaurant and other facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Paiyunlou Hotel Huangshan
Huangshan Paiyunlou Hotel is a 3-star hotel located at the foot of Danxia Mountain in the West Sea (Xihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. The hotel is close to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion (Paiyunlou), which is one of the best places for enjoying Mt. Huangshan's sunrise and sunset.
The hotel has well-designed guestrooms and suites for guests' comfortable stay, and also a business center for not leaving off business. Restaurant provides delicious Chinese cuisine.

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel and 3 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to local culinary Anhui Cuisine and highly-praised local restaurants.

Anhui Cuisine - Local Food of Huangshan City

As one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, Anhui Cuisine features elaborate choices and handling of cooking materials, ingredients, and strict control of cooking process. Wild herbs, both from land and sea, are widely used in Anhui cuisine cooking. Braising and stewing are common techniques in this culinary art.
-- Learn more about Huangshan Dining or Anhui Cuisine.

Recommended Local Restaurants:

To savor the most original Anhui food, tourists are recommended to take one of the local restaurants. Below are some excellent restaurants offering Hui-style dishes and cuisine, each with its distinctive features and specialities.

Laojie Diyi Lou (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Built in traditional Hui-style
-- Offer both buffet and sit-down meals
-- Feature: Traditional Anhui Cuisine
   Meishi Renjia (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Two-storey Hui-style building
-- Open kitchen
-- Feature: Local specialized foods & snacks
Leigang Restaurant (Hongcun Village)
-- Hui-style architecture dating back to the year of 1131
-- Surrounded by trees and bamboos
-- Feature: Local food, homely dishes
   Jushantang Hostel (Hongcun Village)
-- Well-preserved old house of traditional style
-- "Jushantang" means a mansion inhabited by kind-hearted people
-- Feature: Anhui Cuisine
Your Add On:


Dear Sara

Our tour group greatly enjoyed our trip to Huangshan and Jingdezhen. The weather in Huangshan was perfect and the views spectacular. We also enjoyed the hotel (great location and good food) and the crowds were OK in the early morning and the evening, so staying the night was the right decision.

We enjoyed our visits to Xidi and Hongcun, one well developed and commercial, the other in a more "natural" state, so a good contrast. We could have done with more time, as our visits were a bit hurried.

Jingdezhen was interesting, particularly the old kiln and museum and we had a great time shopping. The hotel, KaiMenZi (which I chose) was not good. Poor food, poor service and no possibility of buying either a drink or a coffee after 6pm. The location also meant we could not wander around the town in the evening which we would have liked to do. I'm not sure what the alternatives were. The visit and lunch at SanBao Ceramic Centre was the highlight.

The driver was excellent and the coach comfortable. Our guide's English was good and we had no trouble communicating. He was also very open to our suggestions and flexible enough to change plans. His food ordering was excellent, as we had specific requirements for lots of vegetables!

Kind regards,

Customer: Mr. Scarf

Destinations: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) - Jingdezhen

Related Tour: 4 Days Huangshan Tour with Extension to Jingdezhen

Dear Sara & Cherry,

we enjoyed Huangshan very much and our guide, Peter, was excellent, so thank you for his service. The accommodation was fine and the food was also very good. We felt the tour was value for moeny and would travel with you next time we are in China.

Customer: Mr. Teoh

Destinations: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Related Tour: 3 Days Huangshan Mountain and Ancient Villages Tour , 4 Days Huangshan Cultural Heritage Tour

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