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ABOUT US

The Most Beautiful Villages Branch of China Tourism Association is a non-profit national social organization, under the leadership of China Tourism Association, under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the supervision and management of the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

MISSION

The most beautiful villages refer to the historical and cultural resources such as architectural heritage, cultural relics and historic sites, agricultural cultural heritage or traditional culture, cultural heritage has been protected and rationally utilized, the cultural value has been significantly improved, the landscape and living environment are beautiful, the tourism public service facilities are perfect, the ecology is livable, the countryside is civilized, the host and guest are shared, and the regional units such as villages, towns and cities are full of vitality.

THE VILLAGES

Anren Ancient Town

The existing old block buildings were built in the late Qing Dynasty, especially during the heyday of establishing Chinese and Western styles, the Liu family’s Chinese Republican period, and the style is a combination. Noble, elegant, generous, various types of compounds, creating the unique architectural style of Anren City.

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Anyi Ancient Village

Anyi Ancient Village, founded during the Tang Dynasty over 1,400 years ago, features well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty buildings, along with a wealth of cultural relics like Tang-era stone arches, Song and Yuan dynasty drainage systems, ancient camphor trees, granite-paved streets, theaters, private schools, ancestral halls, and incense rooms.

Dali Ancient Town

Dali Ancient Town, located in western Yunnan Province, is a historic capital with over 500 years of history, renowned for its rich cultural heritage and 14 key cultural relics protection units. Recognized as one of China’s first historical and cultural cities, it serves as Yunnan’s political, economic, and cultural center. Dali is a national and international tourist destination celebrated for its natural landscape and vibrant cultural legacy.

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Danzhai Villages

Danzhai Wanda Villages is a donation project of Wanda Group to help Danzhai County in Guizhou Province alleviate poverty and achieve rural revitalization, and promote the economic development of Danzhai through the development of tourism industry. With an investment of 1.5 billion yuan, the buildings and contents reflect the local ethnic characteristics and highlight the theme of intangible cultural heritage.

Furong Town

With a history of over 2,000 years, it was called Xiyang during the Western Han Dynasty and Xizhou during the Tang Dynasty. Renowned for its historical trade port and stilted houses hanging on cliffs by the millennium waterfall, it is known as “the fortunate town hanging on the millennium waterfall.”

Guan Zhong Old Street

Guan Zhong Old Street is designed around the water street environment and rich architectural heritage. It incorporates the courtyard houses and commercial street buildings typical of northern Anhui during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, serving as its structural foundation. The cultural themes of Guan Zhong culture, folk traditions, and old street heritage provide the contextual backdrop for this area, making Guan Zhong the central cultural theme.

Higashiyama asked Plum Village

Relying on national intangible cultural heritage resources such as “Huangmei Opera”, “Huangmei Picking Flowers” and “Yuejiaquan”, and adopting the integration of culture and tourism, we will create characteristic cultural and tourism projects such as Wenmei Village Block, large-scale light and shadow show, Dongshan Expo, Rice Field Paradise and Fengyuanli Community.

Imperial City Prime Minister's Mansion

The Imperial City Prime Minister’s Mansion is located in Beiliu Town, Yangcheng County, Jincheng City, Shanxi Province.The Imperial City Prime Minister’s Mansion is the former residence of Chen Tingjing, a scholar of the Qing Wenyuan Pavilion and a scholar of the Ministry of Shangshujia, the chief reader of the Kangxi Dictionary, the official of the Kangxi Emperor’s banquet.

Lingling Ancient City

The scenic spot has always adhered to the unique operation mode of the ancient city of Weiguang Huitong to ensure that the scenic spot has festivals in every season, activities in the month, wonderful every week, and normal sports arrangements every day, as well as folk temple fairs that reflect the culture of Yongzhou City.

Luanzhou Ancient City

The architectural project of Luanzhou City is inspired by the Qing Dynasty style, incorporating elements from southwest and southeast China. It emphasizes Khitan culture and regional Luanhe culture, protecting intangible cultural heritage. Luanzhou transformed from a heavy industrial city into a major tourist destination on the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei line, now known as the “Hometown of Culture and Art on the Luanhe River.”

Lulang Villages

The core area of Lulang has unique natural landscapes such as Sejila National Forest Park, Nanga Bawa Peak, Lulang Linhai and pastoral scenery, as well as cultural resources with unique Gongbu Tibetan characteristics such as Wuzhai Folk Village.

Mountain town

In 2017, it was selected into the first batch of “Ecological Characteristic Villages” of Wuhan Municipal Construction Committee, and in 2018, it was selected into the list of “Beautiful and Livable Villages” in Hubei Province. Under the guidance of the national rural revitalization strategy, the backing villages have gradually formed an industrial system integrating five major industries, including ecology, culture, education, tourism, and health care!

Original Township

Orenda Tribe Villages – Original Township in China is a tourist complex located in the Yanqing district of Beijing. This place is characterized by its wooden houses and Indian-style villas, offering an experience that combines Western aesthetics with the tranquility of a natural environment.

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Qingyan Ancient Town

Qingyan Ancient Town, located in Guizhou Province, China, is renowned for its well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty architecture, ancient city walls, and historical significance dating back over 600 years. The buildings of the ancient town are located on the mountain, the layout is reasonable, the stone carving and wood carving craftsmanship are exquisite.

Royal Inn

The Huangjia Station project is located in the south of Zhumadian City, the most central part of the world and the hinterland of Xiangzhou. In the Zhumadian Cultural Tourism Creative Industry Park, the Zhumadian Cultural Tourism Characteristic Villages have a mild climate, abundant rainfall, sufficient sunshine and excellent environment.

Shangjin Ancient Town

The ancient city, built in the early Ming Dynasty and fully restored in the Jiaqing era, features many historical relics like the city wall, opera building, ancient streets, and Ming and Qing courtyards. With over 500 years of history, it is the only well-preserved county-level ancient city in Hubei Province and was designated a key cultural relic protection unit in 1993.

Shaxi Ancient Town

Shaxi Ancient Town, located in the southwest of Jianchuan County, is renowned for its thousand-year history, ancient architecture, and natural landscapes. Known for its complete ancient stage, red gravel pavement, and ancient market, it has been the focus of conservation and revitalization efforts. Sino-Swiss cooperation has promoted its sustainable development, preserving its rich cultural heritage and tourist appeal.

Splendid Ancient Town

Jingxi has a long history of Zhuang culture and intangible cultural heritage. In the splendid ancient town, you can experience the living folk culture, encompass the essence of the city’s culture, and will become the new city center of Jingxi.

Taihang Water Town

Taihang Water Town is known for its picturesque charm and scenic location along the Taihang Mountains in China. This water town combines traditional architecture with winding canals and ancient bridges that reflect centuries of local history and culture.

Wellness Villages

Hundreds of miles of wildernessVillages is located in Bailihuang Tourist Scenic Spot, Yichang City, Hubei Province, with an average altitude1200 meters, 907 acres of planned land. The first Yichang characteristic health care industry,focus”Tourism, health, sports,health care and other formats.

Xizhou Ancient Town

Xizhou Ancient Town is one of the famous historical and cultural towns and key overseas Chinese towns in Yunnan Province, and is also an important part of Dali National Scenic Area, National Nature Reserve and National Historical and Cultural City.

Yangliuqing Ancient Town

As an ancient cultural town with a long history, Yangliuqing Ancient Town has the canal culture represented by the Yangliuqing section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the New Year’s painting culture represented by the Lotus Year, the courtyard culture represented by the Shijia Courtyard, the Anjia Courtyard and Ruyi Street, and the culture of the camp represented by the history of the military camp in Tianjin, and there are historical relics such as Wenchang Pavilion and Puliang Pagoda nearby.

Yangloudong Ancient Town

The old houses in the ancient town of Yangloudong are all adjacent to Songfeng Port and are built by the water; The main buildings are buildings in the Ming and Qing dynasties and the Republic of China, with courtyard-style courtyards, symmetrical central axis, and the front and back squares. In 2019, the “Wanli Tea Ceremony” was officially included in the “Tentative List of China’s World Cultural Heritage”. In addition, Yangdong is the source city of the tea ceremony, and has successfully held two sessions of the Belt and Road International Tea Industry Forum.

Yi ancient town

The ancient town of Furen replicates the architectural style of Dejiang City with a vast complex reminiscent of the Southern Song Dynasty. It blends high-end Yi nationality residential styles from Yunnan, Guizhou, and Sichuan, along with garden landscapes from historic cities like Dali and Lijiang. The area features various commercial formats, including themed streets like Bar Street and Myanmar Jade Street.

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Yongding Tulou

Hukeng Town, located in Longyan, Fujian, is renowned as the “home of tulou,” famous circular and square housing structures. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, it boasts over 1,500 tulou from the Ming and Qing dynasties. The town is also known for its rich Hakka cultural heritage and attracts numerous tourists for its history, religious traditions, and picturesque landscapes.

Zhangbi Ancient Castle

Zhangbi Castle covers an area of approximately 0.12 square kilometers. It was constructed during the Later Zhao period of the Sixteen Kingdoms over 1600 years ago. It stands as a well-preserved ancient military fortification and is the only village in Shanxi Province designated as both a national historical and cultural village and a traditional village.

Zhouzhuang Ancient Town

Established in 1086, Zhouzhuang is like a shining pearl inlaid between Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. The town is a marshland, surrounded by water on all sides. Boats are needed to travel anywhere. The town is built along the river, with bridges and streets connected to each other. It is a typical “small bridge, flowing water, and houses.”

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