Being an AAAAA level scenic area, the Xidi Village is located in the south foot of the Yellow Mountain with about 40 kilometers away from the Yellow Mountain Scenic Spot. It was built firstly in North Song Dynasty, developed in Ming Dynasty and prospered in early Qing Dynasty with a long history of nearly 960 years. Though it has experienced hundreds of years of social upheaval and attack of wind and rain and more than half ancient dwellings, ancestral halls, academies, memorial arches have been destroyed, there still keeps hundreds of ancient dwellings and maintains the basic features and characteristics of the villages of the Ming and Qing Dynasty on the whole. The building and the pavement were paved with marble and two spring rivers pass through the whole village, moreover, its 99 walls and deep lanes make the travelers walk as into maze.
Characterized by long history, simplicity and elegance and beautiful landscape, the Xidi Village was listed as Anhui province key cultural relics protection units in 1986 and also listed as world cultural heritage list in the year of 2000. It has attracted numerous travelers from home and abroad, among which including state leaders such as Jiang Ze Ming and Zhu Rong Ji. The Xidi Village is praised as the connection point of ancient and modern Chinese history and also the ancient residential architecture art treasure house. The style of its streets, ancient buildings and ornamentals and dwellings with complete water supply system are very unique cultural heritages.
Xidi Village features north subtropical humid monsoon climate: long winter and summer and short spring and autumn. The climate there is mild and humid—abundant rainfall and fresh air. It is not severe cold in winter and not hot and heat in summer with the average temperature of 3.7℃ in its coldest month and the average temperature of bellow 27.1℃ in the hottest month. Therefore, best time to visit the Xidi Village is autumn, especially in November.
Travel Tips: 1) Ticket price: 104 RMB/adult. 2) Opening time: 24 hours. 3) Playing time duration: 5 hours. 4) Best time to visit: spring and autumn time as temperature then is moderate and scenery is the most pleasant.
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