Tunxi Old Street
Tunxi Old Street is situated in the center of Tunxi District, the location of Huangshan City Government.
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It dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279), with centuries-old history. Emperor Huizong (1082-1135) moved his seat of government to Lin'an (now is Hangzhou), when many architects and workmen were conscripted to construct the new capital. After returning to their hometown, they imitated the structural style to build architecture along the street, so Tunxi Ancient Street was formed. At the beginning of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), a merchant in Anhui invested money to build 47 stores so as to attract businessmen, which contributed to the communication of it with outside world. Gradually it developed into the distribution center for materials in and out of Anhui in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Tunxi Old Street is paved with maroon flagstones with a total length of 1,273 meters (about 1,392 yards), of which 895 meters (about 979 yards) is the pedestrian commercial street. Shops standing on both sides are generally of two or three floors, which feature the local Anhui style of stone base, brick construction and tile roof. The layout of these buildings commonly takes on the appearance of shops in front while houses and workshops are to the rear. Once a professor from America was amazed by it and he said he had found an Oriental Ancient Rome. Nowadays Tunxi Ancient Street is also used as a natural studio for films and TV series.
Along the Tunxi Old Street there are many shops that have existed for over one hundred years. Curios and knick-knacks including inkstones, brushes, local teas, and Mao badges can also be found. It is a paradise for tourists to buy souvenirs rich in Chinese culture with comparatively lower prices and is a must-see when you are traveling in Huangshan City.
How to get to Tunxi Old Street
2. Take bus 3, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, or 21 to Yuzhong Huayuan.
|Opening Hours||Whole day|
|Recommended Time for a Visit||At least one hour|
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Also for the same hostel to huangshan mountain ? How long will it takes and how to travel ? Is there 2 days pass ticket for the huangshan mountain? Would like to take 2days to complete the mountain. Kindly advise total of 3days stay at huangshan all the 2places we intend to go , is it possible?
To the mountain area, you can take a bus from the transport center near North Railway Station. It takes about 50 minutes and the bus fare is CNY20.
You can re-enter the mountain from the same entrance if you have registered. However, if you stay overnight on the mountain, you don't have to register. It is possible to cover the 2 places within 3 days.
we will take train from Beijing South station to Huangshan North station.
we booked 2 nights at TunXi Old Street International Youth Hostel.
Q #1: what kind of transportation should we take from North Station to our hostel? Is it bus? and how much approximately?
on the second day, we would like to visit the mountain scenic area.
Q #2: what kind of transportation we can use to get to Yunqu cable car main entrance HS?
I heard that there are only government bus who can access to mountain scenic area.
thank you so much before
2. You can take a bus from Tunxi Bus Station to Huangshan transfer center and the bus departs from 5:30 to 17:00 every 20 minutes. Then take a tourist bus to the cable car station. The tourist bus is operated by scenic area.
If you want to take a bus, Bus Line 21/10 is available. You can get off at Quyiyuan Station, then walk southwest about 1km to the street.
kindly share with us where shall we stay ? Tunxi or directly go to Huangshan Cheng Jin Hotel. what is the distance from tunxi to huangshan ?