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Ancient town tours in Hunan

China.org.cn, April 21, 2015
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Fenghuang Ancient Town

Fenghuang Ancient Town [China.org.cn]

Located at the western edge of Hunan Province abutting Guizhou, Fenghuang Ancient Town, also known as "Phoenix Town", is regarded as one of the most beautiful towns in China. With a recorded history of 1,300 years, the town features distinct residential buildings, elegant bridges and mysterious towers and pagodas. Upon entering the town, the visitor will be impressed by its air of mystery, elegance and primitive simplicity. When an early morning mist sets in around the bridges, over the water and the houses on stilts, it looks just like a traditional Chinese painting. Visiting a Miao village is a must when traveling in Fenghuang. Visitors will find a large array of silver ornaments, homemade tie-dyes, and unique local snacks.

Travel information:

Admission: 186 yuan

Opening Hours: 8:00-17:30

Getting there: Take a bus from Jishou Railway Station or Jishou South Bus Station; ticket price 15 yuan per person

Furong Town

Furong Town [China.org.cn]

Located in the west of Hunan Province, Furong is an ancient town with a history of more than 2,000 years. It is located in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. It was originally named Wangcun until a famous movie entitled "Furong Town" was filmed there in 1986. Roads paved with black flagstones and ancient (houses on stilts) have been well preserved.

Travel information:

Admission: 100 yuan for adults; 50 yuan for children

Getting there: Take the bus from Jishou Railway Station or Zhangjiajie Bus Station.

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