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Ancient Village of Xidi: Chief Executive Stops to Buy Wine
Xidi Village was built in the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is one of the best preserved ancient villages in Huangshan. In 2000, it was inscribed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its ancient charm has attracted many school teachers to bring their students here for painting lessons.
The best way to enjoy a panoramic view of Xidi Village is to climb up to the hill. After about 30 minutes’ walk from the garden next to the square, you will reach a pavilion. Here, you can grasp the best view of the village with 124 traditional Anhui-style architectures surrounded by mountains, offering picturesque scenery.
Some of the residences have been transformed to shops that sell home-made shoes and local tea. One of them is a wine-making shop which has been visited by the HKSAR Chief Executive Mr. Donald Tsang. The owner of the shop said that Mr. Tsang was not good at drinking and so he just bought very little light bodied wine.
Xidi Village entrance fee: RMB104 per person
Transportation: Take a bus from the Huangshan train station to Yi Xian and then get off at the Xidi station for a transit to the Xidi Village.