Hongcun was built by business men from the once famous trading group - Huishang(徽商) about 500 years ago. Because of its special geographical location and ingenious local culture, most of the architectural specialties of that period have been preserved. The layout of this village takes the shape of a cow, with its famous ancient drainage system plays the role of 'stomach' and 'abdomen'. Gutters covered with grey flagstone spread into every alley in the village which is centered around Yuezhao(月沼)- the moon shaped water pool.
By bus: From Tangkou at the foot of Mt Huangshan, take the bus for 14RMB(year2008) or cap for 80 to 150RMB. The bus service is far from periodic, so confirm your return schedule with the driver when you board.
Its traditional residential houses with white walls and grey roofs is typical building style in rual areas of southern China. Take a look at the delicate sculptures at every entrance of houses.
Family inns are available in the village. Single or shared rooms come with bathroom and air conditioner in winter time(additional charge apply here)