Welcome to Huángyáo


Bucolic charm permeates the lovingly preserved 900-year-old village, though Huángyáo struggles to cope with the influx of roving tour groups and housing them all. There's plenty on its eight streets to ensure the ¥100 entry fee is well spent, including two massive 500-year-old Chinese banyans that have wound their way up from the river’s edge.

One of the village's most standout historical buildings, Guōjiā Dàyuàn is named after the Guo family that lived here.


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3-Day Trip to Hezhou and Huangyao in Guangxi by Bullet Train from Hong Kong

Day 1 Hong Kong to Shenzhen (By Coach) to Hezhou (By Bullet Train) Transfer to Shenzhen North Railway Station. Take 4-hour bullet train to Hezhou. You need to change a train at Guangzhou South Railway Station.  - IMPORTANT NOTICE -  (1) Deluxe option: hotel pickup in Hong Kong and transfer by a private vehicle.  Economy option: Take a shuttle bus from Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, North Point, Sheung Wan or Wan Chai (2) Hotel room with breakfast has been reserved in advance.  Tonight you will stay overnight in old town of Huangyao.  (3) Return bullet train ticket and shuttle bus ticket from Shenzhen North Railway Station has been reserved. (4) No tour guide and transfer service will be arranged when you arrive in Hezhou.  Free time in Hezhou and Huangyao.  Recommended activities are: Huangyao is an antient town with nearly a thousand years of history, about 600 households, and eight narraw lanes. Houses are two layers of brick structure buildings, many of them are beautifully designed, with a high level of craftsmanship. The town was quiet and solitude at night, almost no tourists stay overnight here, and the residents go to bed early.  Many Chinese painters come here and stay for weeks. Some are professors and university students.   In China, because of the fast-processing economy, it is more and more difficult to find a quiet town like this one.  Day 2 Gupo Mountain tourRecommend you to hire a taxi to Gupo Mountain.  Gupo Mountain:  90-minute ride from Huangyao. Gupo Mountain rises 1,800m above ancient towering trees, flying waterfalls, fresh air, various birds and colorful flowers. It has been well known for its deep and serene gorges, cold and clean waters, major scenic areas.  It covers an area of 80 square km. Gupo Mountain is known as a living nature museum and a green treasure house. With abundant plant species, it is home to over 1,500 species of plants and wild animals, some of them are under state protection. Day 3 Huangyao to Hong KongClimb up the hill  at 5am, get a panaramic view of the village, pavilions, temples, ancestral halls, old trees and rice paddies. Ask locals the sun will come out from which mountain before you set up your camera.  Later today you will take a taxi to train station for train to Shenzhen.  When you arrive at Shenzhen bullet train station, you will take shuttle bus to Hong Kong.  Bus runs every half hour from 07:30 to 19:00.  Please tell your preferred destination upon reservation:  Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, North Point, Sheung Wan or Wan Chai.  E-ticket will be sent to you in advance.

$67 Private & Custom Tours

Huangyao Old Town Private Day Tour From Yangshuo

Early in the morning meet your tour guide and driver at hotel. You will have a one day tour to Huangyao Ancient Town. Huangyao Ancient Town was a hidden pearl located southeast 196km to Guilin and 128km to Yangshuo. The town takes its name from two major family names – the Huang’s and the Yaos’. Surrounded by mountains all over, the town is easy to hold but difficult to attack in terms of military strategy. The main transportation connecting this town with outside world is waterway other than overland. Due to this special location, the town was once a prosperous business center in peaceful time but has long been isolated from the outside world during the war, which, on the other hand, gives an advantage to the preservation of many a valuable relic, including buildings, layout of the town and its valuable works of art. Enjoy one leisurely day in this town. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Yangshuo. Itinerary: 9:00--10:30: Yangshuo hotel/Yulong river park gate pick up & transfer to Huangyao. 10:30--15:00: Touring in Huangyao old town & Have a lunch there. 15:00-16:30: Back to Yangshuo hotel/Yulong river park gate.