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Date with 20 cultural heritage sites at Cultural and Natural Heritage Day (11)

(Chinanews.com)    09:52, June 11, 2018

11. Ancient Villages in southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun

Traditional lanterns glow near centuries-old residences in Hongcun Village, near Mount Huangshan, Anhui province, in May. (Photo:China Daily/Wang Hao)

Located in Yi county, Huangshan city in south Anhui province, the two traditional villages Xidi and Hongcun are architectural complexes, with a high historical and artistic value.

The overall layout, landscape, architectural form, decoration and construction techniques all retain the original features of Anhui villages between the 14th and 20th centuries.

They were added to the World Cultural Heritage List in 2000. 


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