Anhui

Xidi

Highly recommended
Xidi
The Essential
Highly recommended
Tucked away in a small valley of golden fields, the historic village of Xidi, now a World Heritage Site, has retained many fine houses, which make up a unique architectural ensemble. Built by merchants who made their fortune from salt and tea, these houses are remarkable and some are open to the public, allowing visitors to venture into their shady, flower-decked inner courtyards. The entrance to Xidi is marked by the largest paifang of the region (16C).