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Two-day Tour in the Fenghuang Ancient Town

Highlights

Fenghuang Ancient Town is a famous historical and cultural town in Hunan. Spend two days in this tranquil place to perceive the charm of the ancient town and enjoy your leisure time.

route

Day 1:
Nanhuamen – Former Residence of Shen Congwen – Ancestral Hall of the Yang’s Family – East Gate of Western Hunan.
Day 2:
Jumping across the Tuojiang River on Rock Columns – the Tuojiang River – Nanhua Mountain ShenfengCultural Scenic Area.

Itineraries

Day 1:
Nanhuamen – Former Residence of Shen Congwen – Ancestral Hall of the Yang’s Family – East Gate of Western Hunan.
[Nanhuamen]is one of the entrances of the Fenghuang Ancient Town. This is the best place for you to overlook the whole town.
[Former Residence of Shen Congwen]is a simple and undisturbed quadrangle courtyard. In the showroom of the Former Residence, you will find plenty of high quality precious photos showing the hard course of life of Shen Congwen and his growing process as a writer.
[Ancestral Hall of the Yang’s Family]is a typical quadrangle courtyard with Western Hunan style and is the only large ancestral hall in the Fenghuang Ancient Town. There is also an ancient stage for local opera performances which is still being used today.
[East Gate of Western Hunan]is one of the four ancient city gates in the Fenghuang Ancient Town. On top of the Gate, you can overlook the Tuojiang River and admire the beauty of the stilted buildings along the riverside while the street singers humming ballads at the foot of the Gate.
Day 2:
Jumping across the Tuojiang River on Rock Columns – the Tuojiang River – Nanhua Mountain Shenfeng Cultural Scenic Area.
[Jumping across the Tuojiang River on Rock Columns]is a unique way to go across the Tuojiang River. It is also a major characteristic of the Fenghuang Town. Looking into the distance from the middle of the rock passway, you will be able to get a full view of the town. This is also the most popular place to take a photo for you can include the stilted buildings along the river, the Hongqiao Bridge as well as the passing boats in one shot.
[Tuojiang River]In the northwest from the riverside of the rock passway is the North Gate Wharf where you can float down the Tuojiang River in a boat to the Hongqiao Bridge at the East Gate. The whole course takes about 20 minutes. Along the way you may also hear the song of the boatmen and antiphonal singing of folk songs. You can admire the stilted buildings and scenic spots such as the Wanshou Building, Wanming Tower and the Duocui Tower along the riverside.
[Nanhua Mountain Shenfeng Cultural Scenic Area]The Nanhua Mountain in the south of the Fenghuang Town has a splendid view of lush forest and continuous hills. You can overlook the whole Fenghuang Town on top of the Nanhua Mountain.