Check out these lesser-known scenic spots that are unbelievably beautiful. Complete guide to a self-driving tour of Anhui's ancient villages

White walls and black tiles, a small bridge and flowing water, accompanied by pale yellow rapeseed flowers. Drizzling rain falls from the dark clouds, brushing against the face and clothes, bringing a hint of coolness and enchantment. Today, will introduce some off-the-beaten-path attractions, hoping to add some unexpected surprises to your future travels.

Yixian Lucun Woodcarving Tower Scenic Area

Lucun is a small village near Hongcun. Although its scenery may not be as stunning as Tachuan, it looks no different from other Huizhou-style villages. However, it shines with a dazzling light because of a rare wooden carved building. When you step into the village, the lazy and leisurely life, without the hustle and bustle of Hongcun, quietly blooms with its own beauty in the daily life filled with the scent of fireworks.

Cha Ji Scenic Area

Zhecheng Ancient Town was built in the early Sui Dynasty, flourished in the Song and Yuan Dynasties, reached its peak in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, was destroyed in the late Qing Dynasty and modern times, and has a history of over 1380 years. Among the many ancient villages in southern Anhui, there is no excessive development here, and there is not much noise from tourists. Dozens of small bridges stand quietly across the water, creating a warm and comforting atmosphere.

Qiyun Mountain

Mount Qiyun, also known as Baiyue, is one of the four famous Taoist mountains. It is often called the "Little Wudang in the South of the Yangtze River." Its various magical and beautiful Danxia landforms, beautiful Huizhou-style architecture, and ethereal Taoist culture are all captivating scenes. In addition, there are thirty-six strange peaks and seventy-two peculiar cliffs within the area, with secluded caves, winding streams, emerald pools, and clear springs, creating a splendid landscape. The boundless sea of clouds is also a stunning sight to behold.

Shitan Village

Shitan Village, an easily overlooked village on the map, is a paradise for photographers. The Jiangnan scenery with small bridges, flowing water, and lovely houses, along with the elegant and vivid architectural tones, resembles a painting in the faint mist. When spring arrives, the hills are covered with rapeseed flowers, pear blossoms, and winding paths, creating a naturally relaxed and romantic landscape that captivates everyone who visits here.

Nashiji pear

A village surrounded by mountains, it is one of the top photography spots in Huangshan City, and is known as the most beautiful mountain village in Huangshan because of its unique scenery. Winding paths meander through the mountains, and when the clouds and mist rise and the sunrise and sunset occur, it is the most beautiful moment. It seems elusive, as if it exists but not, and that ethereal scenery can never be fully described.
Fish Beam Dam is the oldest and largest ancient river-blocking dam in the upper reaches of the Xin'an River. It is the most famous ancient water conservancy project in Huizhou and the only ancient stone rolling dam still existing in China. It is known as the "Dujiangyan of Jiangnan". The clear mountains and rivers, the simple and natural town, walking along the river or boating on it, watching the sunset glow and the flowing water, and the sound of footsteps, all evoke countless thoughts.
Yangchan, located in the mountains of southern Anhui Province, is a typical village built against the mountains. Due to its remote location, the local residents have utilized the available resources for centuries, resulting in a picturesque and majestic cluster of earthen buildings. Here, you can witness centuries of history and experience a simple way of life. Spending a quiet night here, gazing at the pure starry sky and enjoying the tranquil scenery, will surely bring you a rewarding experience.
Located between Xidi and Hongcun, there is a quaint and peaceful village called Pingshan. It has a history of over 1100 years and is home to more than 200 ancient Ming and Qing Dynasty buildings and 7 ancestral halls from the same period. Pingshan has a unique style and features, with tranquil small bridges and flowing water, warm sunlight, and a serene landscape undisturbed by noise or people.

Blue sky indentation

Lantianao is the highest point of Huizhang Ancient Road, with an elevation of 1050 meters. It is named after its two mountain peaks forming a concave shape, with blue sky and white clouds embedded in it. The scenery here is picturesque, making it a favorite camping spot for hikers. In spring and autumn, it becomes a sea of flowers and a paradise of colors. Whether it's watching the sunrise, sunset, or the night sky, it brings a refreshing and pleasant feeling.

Xianyu Mountain Scenic Area

Some say this is the abode of immortals, with tranquil mountain valleys, peculiar caves, and verdant primeval forests. It has a legendary ancient Huizhou road, where every scenery is uniquely beautiful. Amidst the mist and rain, the vegetation is splendid. It's like a captivating landscape painting that once seen, is unforgettable.
In spring, the mountains are magnificent, and in autumn, the water flows with a radiant light. During the season when the rapeseed flowers bloom, many people capture beautiful moments. The terraced fields, the misty clouds, and the splendid colors resemble a serene landscape of a utopia, which is the beauty that photographers pursue. Each step reveals a different scene, and the gentle warm breeze brushing against the cheeks is surely the most beautiful enjoyment.


Wangjiachong Village is located in Huoshan County, Lu'an. The village is not big, but it has the most beautiful scenery in Huoshan County. Whether in the morning or in the evening, standing on the mountaintop, silently watching the rising mist and clouds, and the gradually fading mountain ranges in the distance, that moment is definitely the most stunning scenery.

Mount Jiuhua Scenic Area

Jiu Hua Mountain, located in southeast China, is one of the four famous Buddhist mountains. It offers breathtaking scenery and mesmerizing landscapes, leaving visitors in awe.

Tangmo Scenic Area

Tangmo, a tranquil and quaint village, is located in the north of Tunxi District, Huangshan City. It has a history of over 2,000 years since the Tang Dynasty. It is also a typical Huizhou-style ancient village, known for its exquisite scenery and leisurely atmosphere, which is the ideal lifestyle that everyone longs for.

Poshan Village

A fresh and tranquil village with magnificent clouds and mist, blooming canola flowers in spring, sunflowers in summer, chrysanthemums in autumn, snowy landscapes in winter, and camellia flowers, where beauty can be found throughout the year. Especially the impressive sea of clouds, it is astonishing. The village is enveloped by clouds and mist, while clouds and mist reside in the village. This is the most authentic and fitting description of it.

Changxi Village

Changxi Ancient Village, known as the number one village in Shenan for its unique historical and cultural charm, is surrounded by mountains and reflected in green waters. Stepping into this place is like entering a utopia, making people feel comfortable. Whether it's boating or strolling around, the fresh air and the crisp bird songs always make people temporarily forget the existence of time.

Aya Mountain Flower Sea Stone Forest Scenic Area

The Ya Hill Flower Sea Stone Forest is located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, in Hewan Town, Nanling County. It is located at the border of Tongling, Chizhou, and Wuhu cities. The scenic area features more than 60 peculiar peaks of different shapes and countless strange stones. Walking among them is like being in a maze, showcasing unique charm and breathtaking scenery.

Dragon Whisker Mountain

Longxu Mountain is located on the east bank of Dengyuan River in Jixi, Anhui Province. It is connected to Qigushan and has twin peaks. It is also a beloved scenery for hikers. With sandy peaks and beautiful landscapes, accompanied by flowing rivers and pastoral scenery at the foot of the mountain, it is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax.

Baiji Township

Baiji, also known as the last paradise in southern China, is a place where the blue sky meets with white clouds. Hidden along the Huikai ancient road, it is the last town in Anhui province to be connected with water and electricity. The scenery here is the purest. In spring, the wild flowers in the mountains are colorful and vibrant, making Baiji even more enchanting. The towering mountains are shrouded in clouds and mist all year round, creating a mesmerizing atmosphere.

Ningguo City

The bustling city and the picturesque countryside are just a train ticket away. Here, you can sit by the river, listening to the flowing water, basking in the warm sun, and admiring the misty mountains covered in rain, it's so peaceful. Located in the southeast of Anhui Province, Ningguo City is on the northeast side of the South Anhui Mountain area, bordered by Zhejiang to the east and adjacent to Huangshan to the west. It is also the source of the Shuiyang River, Qingyi River, and Fuchun River, offering breathtaking scenery.

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