Located in the center district of the Tunxi area in Huangshan city, the Tunxi Old Street is surrounded by green hills and blue waters, with its north is green Huashan Mountain for four seasons and south is year-round-blue Anxin River. It is called the flowing Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival. Featuring a history of more than hundreds of years, the Tunxi Old Street totals 832 meters long and 5-8 meters wide, it is the most protected pedestrian business street characterized by the Song, Ming and Qing dynasty architectural style.It has been the national key cultural relics protection unit and also the famous Chinese historical and cultural street in 2009.
The special teahouse, wine houses,story-telling houses, ink houses in the Tunxi Old Street has attracted numerous tourists from home and abroud for sightseeing and shopping. As the only national history protection block in China, it attracts nearly 6 million tourists from home and abroad every year. The building groups there not only come down the style of the Song Dynasty, but also inherite the traditional architectural style and planning layout of the Huizhou dwellings with the bright characteristic of the Hui style architecture: white wall, Chinese-style tile, rows of horse-head walls, quietly elegant of primitive simplicity. Street buildings there mostly are front shops and back lanes, front shops and back storehouses, front shops and back dwellings, which show the charm of the Jiangnan ancient towns. Walking along the street, you will also find the Tunxi Old Street narrow and deep with its pavement is all maroon hemp tablets.
The Tunxi Old Street is not only intact, but also well scaled. It is the important symbol of the business street in Huizhou. In addition, the advantage of neighboring the Yellow Mountain makes the Tunxi Old Street the most important cultural supplement products of the Yellow Mountain. Appreciating the ancient buildings with the styles and characteristics of local-style dwelling houses in Song dynasty, you trip there will be fantastic!