Túnxī attractions

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…
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…
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…
Village in Shèxiàn

Yúliáng

Little-visited Yúliáng is a historic riverine port village on the Liàn River (练江; Liàn Jiāng). The cobbled and picturesque alley of Yuliang Jie (渔梁街) houses former transfer stations for the wood, salt and tea that p…
Museum in Túnxī

Wàncuìlóu Museum

This is a fascinating private collection of ceramics, painted scrolls and religious carvings displayed as they were meant to be – in the halls of a wealthy merchant's house. The house itself, three storeys high, wit…
Street in Túnxī

Túnxī Old Street

Running a block in from the river, Old St is lined with restored Ming-style Huīzhōu buildings. It's definitely touristy – every block is a repetitive loop of tea shops and snack vendors – but it's pretty nonetheless…