The Essential

Chengkan, a village in the Yellow Mountains in the Wannan province, deserves your interest in its traditional architecture and temples. In addition to seeing the very elaborate Ancestral Temple, you can visit the God of Earth and Fertility Temple. Entirely renovated, it has a sober geometrical decoration dating from the Northern Song dynasty (960-1126) and some columns that are still painted. A little further on is the 14C bridge, with a covering appreciated by the village elders.