Ānhuī attractions

Mountain in Ānhuī

Huángshān

When its granite peaks and twisted pines are wreathed in spectral folds of mist, Huángshān’s (黄山) idyllic views easily nudge it into the select company of China’s top 10, nay, top five, sights. The summit's huge net…
Village in Túnxī

Chéngkǎn

Chéngkǎn is a photogenic village, with arched bridges over waterways cloaked with lilies, that hasn't yet been completely restored: buildings are in various states of repair and its visitors are far fewer than those…
Mountain in Ānhuī

Jiǔhuá Shān

The Tang-dynasty Buddhists who determined Jiǔhuá Mountain (九华山; Jiǔhuá Shān; Nine Lotus Mountain) to be the earthly abode of the Bodhisattva Dizang (Ksitigarbha), Lord of the Underworld, chose well. Often shrouded i…
Monument in Shèxiàn

Tángyuè Memorial Archways

Over generations, the Bao (鲍) family constructed these seven carved stone páifāng (牌坊; memorial arches), stretching east to west in the fields outside their village, to consecrate their ancestors for feats of servic…
Historic Building in Píngshān

Yīxiàn Xiùlǐ Cinema Village

Xiùlǐ, which opened in 2007, is a collection of 100-plus historic structures from around Yīxiàn County, left in ruins because their owners couldn't afford to maintain them. Here they've been restored and given new l…
Village in Xīdì

Nánpíng

Labyrinthine Nánpíng has a history of more than 1100 years. However, it's relatively recent history that draws most visitors, particularly film fans: much of Zhang Yimou’s 1989 tragedy Judou was filmed inside the vi…
Viewpoint in Huángshān

Refreshing Terrace

The vantage point for watching the Huángshān sunrise, five minutes’ walk from Běihǎi Hotel. Lucky visitors are rewarded with the luminous spectacle of yúnhǎi (literally ‘sea of clouds’): idyllic pools of mist that s…
Mountain in Túnxī

Qíyún Shān

Qíyún Shān means 'mountain as high as the clouds' and it's an apt description: though not actually that high (just 585m) its peaks do pierce the low-lying, ghostly puffs of mist that regularly envelop the region. Lo…
Village in Shèxiàn

Tángmó

Tángmó, a narrow village stretching along a central canal, is usually uncrowded, though it's by no means uninteresting. According to village lore, the original Tang dynasty settlers planted two ginkgo trees: only on…
Village in Shèxiàn

Huīzhōu Old Town

The entrance to the old town is marked by Yánghé Mén (阳和门), a double-eaved, wooden gate tower that dates to the Song dynasty. To the left are two stone xièzhì (獬豸; a legendary beast) and straight ahead, the main att…