Welcome to Píngshān
Píngshān (屏山; ¥50; 7.30am to 5pm), first settled in the Tang dynasty, was once the largest village in the county, with 38 ancestral halls and 13 archways. Its stature made it a target during the Cultural Revolution; only a handful of these structures remain. The lack of grand halls means that Píngshān sees few visitors; most who do come are art students sitting with easels in shady corners. With its canal lined with rose bushes, meandering cobblestone lanes and whitewashed homes, the village does make a pretty picture. Just a few kilometres away is Xiùlǐ, a repository of restored old buildings.