Countrysides of China

Chinese Ancient Village / Town Tours 2023/2024

Escape to the villages for a taste of China's rural life; unwind from the hustle and bustle of China's modern cities; - you'll be shocked by the big contrast!

Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, the essence of China's glorious past and vibrant present, are China’s world famous cities, but what about the rest of this vast country?

Most of the land is countryside! Ancient towns and villages in China are places where traditions are well preserved in terms of architectures, lifestyles, folk songs and crafts. Choose from our list of the most widely known ancient towns and villages in China, and create a China trip that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

Most Unique Ancient Villages/Towns in China

Xidi Hongcun of Mt.Huang
Xidi & Hongcun Ancient Villages
Tour Pace:Leisurely
Visit unique ancient villages to explore typical traditional houses and China’s ancient architecture, culture, and art.
Paradise Town of Yangshuo
Paradise Town of Yangshuo
Tour Pace:Leisurely
Reputed for its most picturesque landscape; the rural lifestyle has remained the same for centuries.
Water Towns of East China
The Water Towns of East China 1
Tour Pace:Leisurely
Ancient water towns, "Venice of the East", famous for their ancient buildings, bridges, canals, and ways of life.
Ming & Qing Dynasty Town
Pingyao Ancient Town
Tour Pace:Leisurely
The Pingyao ancient town is the assembly place of folk houses where rows upon rows of buildings in the Ming & Qing dynasties stand well-preserved.
Old Town of Lijiang
Yunnan Lijiang Old Town1
Tour Pace:Leisurely
A well-preserved old city of ethnic minorities with brilliant culture. This is the center of Naxi Ethnic Minority Autonomous County in Yunnan.
Ideal Heaven of Shangri-La
Shangri La Yunnan
Tour Pace:Comfortable
Shangri-la means "ideal heaven" in Tibetan, known for its snowcapped mountains, grasslands, people, and it's tranquility.

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Please just take a few minutes to let us know what the ideal China trip in your mind is. Our travel experts will get back to you with a itinerary proposal within 0.5~23.5 hours.

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1. The Details of your Trip:

 Xidi & Hongcun ancient villages under Mt.Huang
 Paradise Ancient Town of Yangshuo
 Water Towns of East China: Wuzhen, Zhouzhuang & Zhujiajiao
 The Ancient Town of Pingyao - Ming & Qing Dynasty
 The old town of Lijiang, Yunnan
 The "Ideal Heaven" of Shangri La, Yunnan
Select the hot tourist destinations of China that you should never miss out on:
Beijing (Great Wall,Forbidden City) Yangtze Cruise (Three Gorges) Chengde, Summer Resort
Shanghai (the Bund, Expo) Suzhou (the Water Towns) Tibet (Lhasa, Everest)
Xian (Terracotta, City Wall) Guilin (Li River, Yangshuo) Hangzhou (West Lake)
Yunnan (Lijiang, Shangri-la) Xinjiang (Silk Road) Guizhou (Kaili, Ethnic Minority)
Yellow Mountain (Hongcun & Xidi) Chengdu (Panda) Harbin (the Ice World)
Sanya (Beach Holiday) Datong (Yungang Grottoes) Pingyao (Pingyao Ancient Town)
Luoyang (Shaolin Kungfu) Inner Mongolia

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