Huizhou Ancient City
Huizhou ('Hui' in short), a historical region on the boundary between today's Anhui and Jiangxi Provinces, consists of six counties - Shexian, Yixian, Xiuning, Qimen, Jixi and Wuyuan. Huizhou Ancient City is the core scenic area of Shexian County in Huangshan and features a distinctive local culture. It is also the birthplace of the Huizhou merchants, a famous business group in China that flourished in the late Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). It is one of China's four well-preserved old cities, together with Lijiang Old Town (in Yunnan Province), Ancient City of Pingyao (in Shanxi Province), and Langzhong Ancient City (in Sichuan Province).
|Map of Huizhou Ancient City |
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Huizhou Ancient City is famous for its unique architectural style and Three Carvings since the old days. The Huizhou-style building is one of the most important architectural schools in China, using bricks, wood, and stones as the raw materials. Buildings were always adorned with elegant patterns. In the old town, edifices were neatly built along the ancient flagstone alleys.
Xu Guo Stone Arch
Huizhou State Office – Symbol of the Ancient City
Doushan Street – Most Famous Street of Jiangnan
Yuliang Block – Origin of the Huizhou Merchants
Hui Garden – Grand View Garden in Huizhou
Tao Xingzhi Memorial Hall
How to get to Huizhou Ancient City from Huangshan:
2. Take trains to Shexian Railway Station to change to Shexian Bus 4 to the Huizhou Ancient City.
3. If taking a bullet train to Shexian North Railway Station, visitors can take Shexian Bus 1 to Lao Qichezhan and then change to Shexian Bus 3 or 4 to the ancient city.
|Entrance Fee||Free to enter the ancient city. If you just wander in the town and don't enter the ancient buildings, the following combo ticket is not needed.|
|Combo Ticket: CNY 180 |
Covering entrance fees of West Garden & Hui Garden, Yuliang Dam, Xu Guo Stone Arch, Tao Xingzhi Memorial Hall, Doushan Street, Xin'an Monument Park, and Taibai Tower in Huizhou Ancient City.
Free for children less than 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) in height.
|Opening Hours||All Day |
*Partial scenic spots in the town open between 8:00 – 17:00
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2) If no, please suggest how can I go to the ancient city from Tangyue Archray?
3) How can I get back to Huangshan North Railway Station (Huangshan Bei Zhan)?
To the North Train station, you also need to take a taxi or car.