Ancient space and unique architecture of the buildings, temples from 1300 years ago create a glamorous Phoenix ancient town, which imprints on the mind of every visitors. Now, let’s discover the beauty of ancient town through our Fenghuang Ancient Town travel blog below!
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Phoenix Ancient Town (also called Fenhuang Ancient Town), built along the bank of the Da Giang River more than 1,000 years ago, is an ancient town situated in the Phoenix District, on the western boundary of Hunan Province, China, in an area of outstanding natural beauty where mountains, water, and blue skies prevail. Upon arrival, visitors will be impressed by its unspoiled culture, unique architecture through thousand years.
This is the world that is dominated by the color green. The green moss houses with yin and yang tile roofs arranged on the slope of the mountain and reflected on the Da Giang River makes this town be like an ancient painting with calm colors.
Along the Da Giang River about 5 km, various bridges across the river were built including timber bridge, unique rock bridge. Interestingly, visitors can capture memorable moments here.
Typically is Hong Kieu bridge with roofed architecture, elegant reliefs carved on the curved roof in a prideful way.
Along the old stone path are shops selling traditional products, typical dishes of the local such as peanut candies, dried shrimp cakes, charms, silver jewelry, silk, colorful brocade … If you know you can pay, the purchase price of the item is half price in Le Giang.
Visiting the idyllic life of the Mieu ethnic, wandering each street corners, observing the old lifestyle will give you unforgettable moments in the Phoenix ancient town.
Indigenous people still remain old lifestyle: washing clothes by the river, washing vegetables before cooking, cleaning up all the garbage on the dugouts.
From alleys to palaces, houses all have the splendid beauty of the Phoenix bird. Each corner carries the appearance of feathers in the flow of time.
When the night falls, the Phoenix ancient town became shimmering, fanciful as if going back to find halo of 1,300 years ago. Brilliant lanterns make a section of river resplendent, color the houses along the river, adorn the ancient, poetic space.
How to get to Fenghuang?
By shuttle bus: The transportation for tourism in Ho Nam province of China is not convenient due to the hills and mountains, guest can only take a shuttle bus from other cities to The Phoenix Ancient town. The most convenient and safe way is taking the shuttle bus from Zhangjiajie to the Phoenix ancient town, the bus departs three times per day at 08:30, 14:30 and 15:30, the ticket price is RMB61 yuan.
You can also get to the Phoenix town from Jishou (northeast from the Phoenix town) or Wulingyuan Scenic Area (Zhangjiajie) by shuttle buses, usually, the final bus leaving for the Phoenix town is no later than 18:30 in the afternoon.
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