The Wood-cut Building in Huizhou

Huizhou is an area in Anhui Province(安徽省)consisting of several relatively small villages which were established more than eight hundred years ago and still largely preserve ancient Huizhou culture(徽州文化). The culture is mainly represented by exceptional memorial archways(牌坊), distinctive memorial temples(祠堂)and unique civil residences(民居). Natural landscape of the area is quite striking, too. Hongcun(宏村), Xidi(西递)and Nanping(南屏)villages, as well as a group of memorial archways(棠樾牌坊群)in She County(歙县)are usually named as main attractions. On 30 November 2000, Hongcun and Xidi were placed on the List of World Cultural Heritage sites by UNESCO. Many scenes from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon(卧虎藏龙)" were shot in the area. Unfortunately, due to the time and weather constraints, I only had an opportunity to photograph in Hongcun and Mukeng villages. See more photos about this area in olegnovikov's photogallery And the Huangshan travel guide

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