Strolling in Shexian County, you can see the towers, bridges, lanes and wells in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties styles everywhere. The beautiful scenery and exquisite architecture win it the fame of water town, mountain town and bridge town. The rich county has attracted many men of letters in history to come and praise its beauty. There are three wonders - Ancestral Temples, Ancient Residential Houses and Town of Arch, due to which building experts from China and the rest of the world call it ‘A Naturally Formed Classical Architectural Arts Museum'.
The old city of Shexian, known as Huizhou Ancient City, is composed of Fu Cheng and Xi'an Cheng. Fu Cheng was originally built in the late Sui Dynasty (581-618), and enlarged in Tang Dynasty (618-907) to the later scale. The existent city wall was built along the mountain ridge which measures about 1,640 yards long. Some places of interest before Song Dynasty (960-1279) are to be found such as Hama (Toad) Well, Yinggong Well and Dagu Well. Some old streets such as Doushan Street, Zhongshan Lane and Dabei Street are basically kept their features of Ming-Qing Dynasties. In Fu Cheng and Xi'an Cheng, there are altogether 16 Ming-Qing arches.
Moreover, Shexian County has many local specialties, such as honey date, various kinds of famous teas including Huangshan Maofeng Tea, Dinggu Dafang Tea and Huangshan Green Peony Tea, which are considered to be the invaluable treasures by local people.
- Last modified on Nov. 09, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shexian
Asked by Callie Chee from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 04, 2018 04:40Reply
I am trying to find this village called Sokdam Village in Shexian, Anhui.
I saw a photo of it. Its high up a hill and overlooks the river and village. I can't seemed to find information how to get there. Can you please advise?
Answered by Tab from FRANCE | Nov. 06, 2018 18:20
You can take the bus at Shexian Bus Station to Xiakeng Town. Then as you arrive at Xiakeng Town, transfer to a local bus to Sokdam Village.
Answered by Callie Chee from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 09, 2018 00:48
Thank you very much. How far is it to travel by private taxi from Tunxi or Tangkou to Sokdam Village?
Answered by Tab | Nov. 09, 2018 01:49
It is about 62 kilometers. You can take the bus at Shexian Bus Station to Tunxi or Tangkou.