A ancient town or ancient village always attract tourists not only for its long history, beautiful scenery and the rich historical sites, but also the profound cultural background, the traditional lifestyle and antique atmosphere, and as well as simple people and delicious food. For tourists traveling to China for the first time, or for tourists wanting to experience some local life and culture, ancient towns and villages are ideal destinations.
Here let’s have a look at the Top 6 Most Beautiful Towns and Villages in China.
1. Tibetan Village in Danba County, Sichuan Province
Danba County is located in Garze Tibetan Prefecture in Sichuan Province. Considered as one of the most beautiful ancient villages in China, Danba is also an ideal destination for photography. With the fascinating natural scenery, magnificent snow mountains, grasslands, valleys, rivers, enchanting Tibetan villages, and the local people and culture, Danba is a great destination to appreciate the beauty of Western Sichuan and also for tourists go for Sichuan tours.
Danba is famed to be “the Kingdome of Thousands Watchtowers” with numerous ancient watchtowers distributed and ancient watchtowers in Suopo are the most outstanding ones. Famous Tibetan villages in Danba including Suopo Stockade Village and Jiaju Tibetan Village are very famous and worth seeing.
Hani Village is located in Dayangjie Township in Honghe Hani and Yi Minorities Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province. The village is situated on half of the mountainside in the heartland of Ailao Mountain. With its special location of dense forests above the village and the spectacular of vast rice terraces extending from the village to the deep valley of the mountain, Hani Village has very charming landscapes.
The magnificent landscapes of rice terraces spread in the mountain is the masterpiece created by Hani people for thousands years’ work. When viewing from the top, terraces are like a waterfall pouring down. Also the clouds of mist curls up terraces all the year round has added more charm to the rice terraces. The rice terraces in Hani Village has different gorgeous scenery in the four different seasons and attract many photographers.
The Tuwa Village located in the road from Buerjin County to the beautiful Kanas Lake is a beautiful ancient village to see when traveling to Xinjiang. The village is situated on the Kanas Lake valley about 2-3 kilometers from Kanas Lake with mountains and forests around. In Tuwa Village, there live the ancient tribe of Tuwan people, who are still leading a traditional lifestyle. The wooden houses in the village are quite special and attractive. What attract people most is the pastoral and quaint scenery Tuwa Village has. Especially in early morning of autumn when Tuwa Village is covered by sunshine and curled by smoke, and the surrounding forests are all in bright golden, Tuwa Village is like a fairytale land with the best enchanting natural scenery.