Xidi Ancient Village
Xidi Ancient Village
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Joanne H
London, UK939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I expected Xidi to be like Hongcun and in some ways it was, but in other ways I think it was nicer. It was a lot quieter - there's a little less to see, but the backstreets were great for a wander. Fewer shops and places to eat, but still plenty of options. Some lovely little courtyard gardens amongst the various halls.

I got there on the #8 bus from Hongcun West Gate bus station; the one I caught left at 09:10 and on the way back it left Xidi at 30 minutes past the hour. Took about half an hour and cost 6 RMB each way (pay by cash or scan the QR code).
Written 14 October 2023
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tsai2009
Orange County, CA558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Huangshan City has so many ancient villages mostly well preserved, some are enlisted UNESCO cultural sites, and Xidi Village is one of them!
Visit the second time, still looks the same, owners of the house hold sell some local items since there are so many visitors throughout the year to help some incomes!
They added food court in an open are and water show in their pond, guessed these adding didn’t violate the regulations of Being listed in UNESCO! Good, but personally, food court is not needed, bc the material used simply not matched the “ancient”.
Written 14 December 2019
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JMy76
Shanghai, China73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A guide showed us the many ancient houses and what we should draw our attention to. Without her we would have missed many details, as the descriptions on the boards are less informative. See the details of life in that place (children's seat), sometimes even used today (warming chair).
Written 3 December 2019
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mark l
Miami, FL203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This town is lovely - well worth a visit and can easily spend a full day. Every corner has something interesting to see, ... restaurants were better than expected.
Written 22 October 2019
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Solping
Canberra, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Experience the charm of Xidi by staying overnight. At 5pm when the tourists and art students depart for the day, village life winds down and it’s the best time to explore the laneways of Xidi or walk up the hill to the pavilion to watch the sunset. Xidi village seems to have found a balance in maintaining it’s authenticity and social cohesion and being a tourist destination. While it’s lesser known than Hongcun, it has a similar style of Huizhou architecture and the main laneways follow the three watercourses running through the village. There are a number of guesthouses, cafes and restaurants for travellers. We found Muran Guesthouse very charming and enjoyed the genuine warmth of a small village community most welcome after having spent two weeks in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
Written 1 October 2019
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Marinka2718
Irkutsk Oblast, Russia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
If you don’t speak Chinese it’s not necessary to take a guided tour I would says you can visit this place at the same day with another village HongCun cause they are close and both are picturesque. They say that September and October are the best months to visit, it’s really beautiful now there, enjoy the quiet narrow streets, visit shops and try local food, simply enjoy it. Don’t forget about the entrance fee which is about 90-100 ¥ .
Written 30 September 2019
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moslerka
Prague, Czech Republic23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I came here directly from Hongzun village. I wanted to see both villages and there was direct bus connection between those two. Entrance fee 104yuan for adult, 52 for student with Chinese ID card (not sure how it will work with isic card or another student card).

Compared to Hongzun, this village is larger and less crowded. It has a small view pavilion, from where you can see the village. I enjoyed more peace here and walking around.

I am glad that I saw both of the villages, but from this one I feel more connection with the history itself.
Written 12 March 2019
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iamface
Aberdeen, UK1,723 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Xidi Ancient Village is under UNESCO that was worth to visit as it still has many traditional architecture esp of Huizhou style that was quite beautiful & keeping in good conditional. i paid a little money to climb up rooftop also getting good view of it. good for taking half day for visit
Written 7 July 2018
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Ana-Santorini099
Danville, CA106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Very pretty small town 20 minutes from TongCun (the town down the hill from Huangshan Mountains). It’s worth a visit if you are spending several days in this region. We stayed at the Huangshan Hot Springs hotel and hired a car with the help from the front desk. We paid 700 RMB to take us round trip to both towns, HongCun and Xidi. It was very hot in the area and make sure to bring a hat and sunscreen! Very picturesque and you can learn some history of China... gorgeous views! Entrance fee is 104 RMB same as HongCun. Lots of stores and gift shops... food galore.
Written 14 May 2018
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FairCityFrasie
Perth, UK1,956 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Spent an afternoon in the ancient village of Xidi - it is about 15Km from Hongcun, where we were staying. Xidi is about 800-900 years old and I suppose the architecture has not changed much in that time and its heritage is preserved by UNESCO. There is a fee of circa 100CNY to enter the village and you can cover it all within 2 hours or so. There is an excellent viewpoint overlooking the village, which you can easily walk to through the rapeseed fields and small orchards. Not as commercialised as Hongcun and (when we were there) much more quiet, there are masses of artists drawing/painting images of Xidi. On balance I prefer Hongcun to Xidi as a spectacle - Xidi is smaller and has fewer "sights". Well worth the visit for ta taste of old Anhui.
Written 18 April 2018
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