On the edge of Hunan province lies a quaint little town, mysterious both in look and nature. Fenghuang Ancient Town (also know as Phoenix Ancient Town) seems to hold an air of intrigue and elegance as you wander through its alleys. While a lot has transformed to cater to tourist, the view is still one that will stay with us for years to come.⠀
In this little town, with a history spanning 1,300 years, Tuo Jiang River is a prominent feature for locals, who we saw either washing clothes, drifting on boats or catching fish. ⠀
Set against the stunning backdrop of houses built on wooden stilts, the Tuo Jiang River is a source of life for those living in Fenghuang Ancient Town. It stretches from northwest to southeast of the town, and often sees many a riverboat floating idly by as fishermen make their way to and from a long day at work.⠀
📍Fenghuang Ancient Town, Hunan Province, China⠀
One of the most beautiful places I have seen in China so far was the ancient Phoenix town. This old town with wooden buildings and bridges looked absolutely beautiful on a cold winter day. With misty mountains on the background, evening lights and stone pathways I had the feeling I am in a fairy tale or in a movie. I am in love with this place. Recommend for a weekend, absolutely worth visiting😍
Fenghuang Ancient Town (Phoenix Town) is a peaceful town just outside of Zhangjiajie. It can be done within a day if you use the local bus instead of taking a tour. We took a bus from the Zhangjiajie central bus station. Costs 80 RMB per trip and takes around 4h15min to get there. The journey back by bus was quicker, around 3h45min. They have loads of spots to buy snacks and water, and a few Chinese restaurants within the town. A lovely day outing! #fenghuangancienttown #chinatravel #ancienttowns #daytrip #explorechina #phoenixtown
Fenghuang the ancient city 😉
Nice places to take a rest & do the activities.
Wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise you can capture a very nice photo in this timing. Back to take breakfast and reading some book for recommendation booking the hotel beside the river then you can enjoy the chilling moments. Lately in the afternoon take a sightseeing with historical places. Take a local dinner and continue the nightlife time 😊 #fenghuang #ancientcity #hunan #china #wintergetaway
Fenghuang Ancient Town gained fame after author Shen Cong Wen's famous piece "Border Town". The town was built during the reign of Emperor Kangxi during the Qing Dynasty. The residents living there now are mainly from the Miao and Tujia ethnic minority. Ranking as the top ancient town in China, Fenghuang Ancient Town is a guidebook for people to know the past life in the pre-modernization period. Wooden houses and stone roads are the typical scenes here. The scenery after rain or in the misty morning is like a traditional chinese painting. When the town lights up at night, it feels like you are immersed in a fairyland. It is recommended to stay for a night to fully enjoy this town.