An ancient town is always a great choice for tourists wanting to escape from the hustles and bustles of the outside world for seeking of peace and attractive sights. Here are some of the most beautiful ancient towns in China worth staying for a couple of days due to their beautiful natural and historical landscapes, tranquil environment, the local unique customs and culture.
Fenghuang Ancient Town (Phoenix Ancient Town)
The Fenghuang Ancient Town located western Hunan Province is praised as one of the most beautiful ancient towns in China. It was built during Qing Dynasty about 300 years ago and now it still remains its original appearance. Surrounded by mountains and with the Tuojiang River running through, Fenghuang attracts people for its natural beauty, rich history and culture, and also the local ethnic customs. The scenery after rain or in a misty morning is quite enchanting and taking a rowboat on the Tuojiang River is a best way to appreciate the scenery and the unique local buildings Diaojiaolou.
For tourists go for Yunnan tours, the Heshun Village on the ancient Tea and Horse Road is a great destination to be included. Compared with Lijiang and Dali, Heshun wins at its tranquility and rural charm. Located at the remote western Yunnan, Heshun is a rustic village surrounded by green hills with architectures and folk customs that existed in the Ming and Qing dynasties still well-preserved there. Like un-touched by time, Heshun Village is a great place to live with completely relax.
Pingle Ancient Town
The Pingle Ancient Town that was built more than 2000 years ago on the ancient South Sichuan Road and South Silk Road is a just the right place to kill time. As an ancient riverside town with picturesque scenery and laid-back atmosphere, Pingle has many fine teahouses. Enjoying a peaceful time of drinking a cup of tea at a riverside teahouse, watching the river flowing or the willows dancing, playing mahjong at a riverside teahouse, walking along the river or taking a bamboo boat on the river, or wandering away for some rural scenery, the Pingle Ancient Town always a great place to relax and escape.