Xidi Village

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Xidi Village
Xidi Village, Anhui

Xidi Village (Chinese:西递村) is located in the southeastern part of Yixian County, Anhui Province and has over 300 simple, yet graceful, Ming and Qing dynasty residences, of which 124 are well preserved.

The village streets and lanes with their original style remain as they have done for centuries, and the village has been praised by foreign architects as containing some of the best preserved old-time houses and as being one of the most beautiful villages in the world.

Typical structures in Xidi include a pailou to the residence of the Qing prefectural governor Hu Wenguang, the Ruiyu Courtyard, the Taoli (peaches and plums) Garden, the Dafu Grand House (home of a senior official in feudal society), and Lingyun Tower.

Admission: 55 yuan (including guide fee)
How to get there: It is located 8 km from the Xixian County seat and the bus fare is only 2 yuan.
Tips:
1. Eating and shopping are very convenient;
2. There are many cheap and clean hotels near the village;
3. It was listed as the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2000.

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