Xidi Village

Lying at the southern foot of the Yellow Mountain in Yixian County, Xidi Village is a key historical monument under state protection, a historical and cultural village, and one of China's top 10 most attractive villages. The village was included in the World Heritage List by the UNESCO in 2000.

Xidi Village Huangshan China

In Xidi, the streets and lanes are all paved with stone slabs from Shexian County and the old buildings are usually of a wooden structure complete with brick walls. Sculptures of wood, stones and bricks are widely used as decorations and can be seen everywhere. At present, a total of 124 ancient residential houses built during the Ming-Qing dynasties (1368–1911) are still well-preserved. Most of these are wood-brick buildings with traditional Chinese courtyard design, well-planned layout and exquisite decoration. Xidi's well-arranged lanes, streams and buildings produce a garden-like impression, pleasing to both the eye and the mind. Because these ancient buildings are extremely good in terms of construction, layout design and decoration, they are of high value both historically and culturally. Therefore, this village is often referred to as the "treasure house of ancient residential houses" by scholars and the "most beautiful village in the world "by visitors.

Xidi Village Huangshan China

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