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Miss Yang Restaurant

Specialising in local cuisine, particularly that of the Miao and Tujia people, such as Tuó River fish (沱江小鱼; Tuó Jiāng xiǎoyú), this intimate restaurant serves tasty delights in an atmospheric upstairs setting of va…
Bridge in Fenghuang

Hóng Bridge

In the style of the Dong minority’s wind and rain bridges, this attractive bridge vaults the waters of the Tuó River and is illuminated at night. Like some other sights in Fènghuáng, it's best viewed from a distance…
Bridge in Fenghuang

Stepping Stones

Stones laid out for crossing the river. Not a great idea to cross them after too many glasses of the local strong stuff.
Historic Site in Fenghuang

Fènghuáng City Wall

Restored fragments of the city wall lie along the south bank of the Tuó River. Carvings of fish and mythical beasts adorn the eaves of the North Gate Tower, one of four original main gates. Another, the East Gate To…
Italian in Fenghuang

Soul Cafe

This upmarket cafe serves proper coffee (from ¥25) and the setting is lovely, with sofas, comfy chairs, lampshades everywhere and river views, but the food is overpriced (and toast in the breakfast sets comes withou…
Historic Site in Fenghuang

Chóngdé Hall

The town’s wealthiest resident, Pei Shoulu has his personal collection of antiques on display in his former residence on Shijia Long. The collection of carved wood lintels, decorative woodwork and inscribed wooden w…
Architecture in Fenghuang

Southern Great Wall

The Ming dynasty defensive wall, 13km from town, once stretched to Guìzhōu province. Take bus 2 from Nánhuá Gate to its terminus at Tǔqiáolǒng bus station (土桥垅车站; Tǔqiáolǒng chēzhàn), from where you can catch a bus …
Historic Site in Fenghuang

Yáng Family Ancestral Hall

West of East Gate Tower. Built in 1836, its exterior is covered with slogans from the Cultural Revolution. There are two lovely black-and-white frescoes of mythical animals on the rear walls of the main hall.
Pagoda in Fenghuang

Wànmíng Pagoda

This elegant and slim pagoda was built during the reign of Emperor Jiaqing. It cannot be climbed, but is gloriously illuminated at night and makes for simply beautiful photographs.
Hunan in Fenghuang

Wànmù Zhāi Chinese Húnán

The Yang family serves up generous portions of Tujia dishes as well as regional xiāng cuisine at this popular local spot. No English menu.