Xiaoqi Village

Xiaoqi Village, located at the junction of Duanshen River and Xiaoqi River, is about 27 miles (45 kilometers) away from Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province. First built in 787, this village is the hometown of a famous official who was in charge of salt during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It features well-preserved ancient buildings and many ecological tea gardens. Visitors, thus, are able to appreciate its beautiful scenery while trying out the variety of famous tea. The village is nowadays gaining popularity among the locals and tourists alike. It is even considered to be the first village for tea culture in China. This village is like a pearl inlaid on the cultural eco-tourism line of Wuyuan and has become the National Eco-agriculture Model Village.

The village itself is divided into the Upper Xiaoqi and the Lower Xiaoqi and is among the most beautiful villages of Wuyuan. They are connected by a thousand year old ancient path that measures 547 yards (500 meters), along which are many rape flowers for appreciation.

The natural scenery of the Upper Village contains mainly pastoral landscape of mountains and hills. Once on the mountains, visitors will enjoy the full view of the village and the original and ordinary country life. Further up the mountain lies the Jiangling Village. One could really appreciate the more peaceful rural scenery at this spot.

The Lower Xiaoqi Village has different scenery as it is located at a confluence of two rivers. The vantage location endows it with mild climate and high percentage of vegetation coverage. Many old camphor trees are planted nearby houses. At the entrance of this small village are two old residences with more than one hundred year’s history. There are many restaurants, hotels and handicraft shops that sell unique and beautiful souvenirs and local products, such as wood carvings, antiques and inkstones.

Most of the ancient buildings in Upper and Lower Villages were built during the Qing Dynasty. Each of them has several unique characteristics. These houses are connected with several bluestone paths that are quite devious like a chessboard. Houses resemble large or small chess pieces. Whilst some of these ancient buildings are ancestral halls but others are residences of high ranking officials of the Qing Dynasty.

The most distinctive feature of the whole village is the existence of many tea gardens. At the entrance of the Upper Xiaoqi Village, tourists will see a wooden archway, engraved with “China’s First Village of Tea Culture” on it. The air is filled with tea fragrances. Going into any one of the tea gardens is just like going back in time to the Qing Dynasty. There are many facilities and equipments related to the tea culture, such as tea pavilions, tea rooms, tea workshops and a beautiful gallery of tea. In an ancestral hall of the Qing Dynasty, there are more than one hundred rare tea paintings from both the Tang and Song Dynasties (618-1279) till today. There are also galleries with some basic information about tea, such as the introduction on the processes of tea production, all kinds of rare tea and its trade. This is to help tourists get a better understanding of Chinese tea culture. They can also enjoy some folk performances with unique local characteristics and participate in interesting activities related to Wuyuan tea.

Transportation:

Take minibus at Wuyuan County Bus Station, and get off at Xiaoqi Village Station.
There are many direct buses from 06:00 am to 16:30 pm every day.
 
Opening time 08:00 - 17:30
Admission fee CNY 60 (Children under 1.2 meters / 3.9 feet will be free of charge.)
Combo Ticket of Wuyuan (Xiaoqi included) CNY 210 per adult; CNY 105 for children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters (3.9 and 4.9 feet); free for children under 1.2 meters (3.9 feet)

Note: This ticket is valid for 5 days and includes the following 14 scenic spots: Jiangling Village, Xiaoqi Village, Jiangwan Village, Wangkou Village, Likeng Village, Wolong Valley of Dazhang Mountain, Lingyan Cave, Sixi & Yancun Villages, Rainbow Bridge, Yantian Camphor Tree Folk Garden, Wengong Mountain, Mandarin Duck Lake, Ancestral Hall of Huangcun Village, and Shicheng Village.
- Last modified on Apr. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Xiaoqi Village
Asked by qop from SINGAPORE | Mar. 28, 2019 01:56Reply
Getting around the villages in Wuyuan
Hi can i check the duration between the stops? Like how long does it take for the bus to get from sixi village to xiaoqi? Thank you!
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Answered by Natalie from FRANCE | Apr. 08, 2019 02:19
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Maybe you can use Google map or ask the local drivers. The two villages are about 35km away and it may take around 1 hour by bus.
Asked by Mette Volsing from DENMARK | Mar. 30, 2017 10:51Reply
Is it possible to rent bikes in Wuyuan Shangxiaoqi Village and book a taxi? Where?
And/or is it possible to rent bikes in Wuyuan, go by bike to the village, and deliver the bikes there, as we will not be going back to Wuyuan. And will we be able to book a taxi in the village for going to Huangshan mountain? How much will it cost? Or will we be able to catch a bus going til Huangshan in the morning? How long time will it take?
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Answered by Duke from ITALY | Apr. 04, 2017 22:58
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As I remember, you can rent a bike at Wuyuan Cycling Club (no.B17 – B18, 12, Qianshuiwan Street, North Wengong Road). I have no idea whether you can put the bike in the village, so you may need to confirm it with the owner. The rent rate is CNY10-20/hour.
It could be a little expensive to charter a car to Huangshan. It usually costs CNY300-400.
You can catch a shuttle bus to Huangshan Town at Passenger Terminal. It departs at 08:10 in the morning.
Otherwise, you can also take a high speed train to North Huangshan Station. There are many trains heading for North Huangshan Station every day, and it takes only 20 minutes or so. Upon arrival, you can proceed to the local bus station and take the direct bus to the scenic area.
Asked by NGA PHAM from VIETNAM | Feb. 25, 2016 03:32Reply
Are Shangxiaoqi Village and Xiaoqi Village in Wuyuan 1 or 2 different villages?
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Answered by Ruby from RUSSIA | Feb. 25, 2016 21:40
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Xiaoqi Village is divided into Shangxiaoqi and Xiaxiaoqi. Xiaxaoqi is part of XQ village.
Answered by Nga Pham from VIETNAM | Feb. 28, 2016 19:57
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Thank you Ruby
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